Baseball History The Little League World Series of 1964

About the Little League World Series baseball tournament held in 1964, history of the youth sports event and the games.


The growth and interest in Little League Baseball was evidenced in the more than 20,000 fans who jammed the stands and terraces surrounding the Howard J. Lamade Memorial field to watch Staten Island, N.Y. shut out Monterrey, Mexico, 4-0 for the Series title.

Danny Yaccarino posted a no-hitter and poled a homerun to pace his club to the win. The youngster missed notching a perfect game when he issued a walk in the final inning.

The right-hander sounded the victory charge in the opening stanza with a homer over the rightfield fence. The classy New Yorkers added a 2nd run in the 2nd inning when Greg Klee singled and moved to 2nd on a throwing error. He came home on an error when the ball was dropped on a tag play along the 3rd base line.

Staten Island posted the final 2 run in the 4th. Klee again singled, moved to 2nd on a bunt by Ed Godnig, and scored on a fielder's choice. Godnig came in on a single by Bob Nugent to make it 4-0.

Yaccarino held the Mexican lads to 3 easy fly balls to the outfield and several easily handled infield grounders.

The consolation game was won by Mobile, Ala., 3-2 over Tachikawa City, Japan. Other cities sending teams to the Series included Bartlesville, Okla.; La Puente, Calif.; Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada; and Wiesbaden, Germany.

All 8 teams journeyed to New York City where the Staten Island youngsters were treated to a ticker-tape parade. All teams visited the World's Fair and were guests of the New York Daily News during their 3-day stay.

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