Baseball History The Little League World Series of 1966

About the Little League World Series baseball tournament held in 1966, history of the youth sports event and the games.

1966--20TH LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES

For the 1st time since 1950 a Texas Little League team won the World Series as the Houston Little Leaguers rode roughshod over the Little Leaguers of West New York, N.J., 8-2 before some 21,000 excited fans.

West New York jumped into a 2-run lead in the 1st inning and held on for 2 1/2 innings.

However, in the 3rd inning the Texas uprising began and even a thunderstorm couldn't stop it.

With 2 Texans on base, the game was delayed some 43 minutes due to a heavy rain. When it resumed, Mark Harding banged out a single to load the bases. Steve Reeves punched a long single to score Tom Herrick and Byron Boyne. Harding then came in to tally on a fielder's choice play. The inning ended 3-2, Houston.

Texas added 3 more runs in the 4th when Ray Plumb homered; Herrick was hit by a pitch; Schneider moved Herrick to 2nd with a single. Herrick was retired at 3rd on Boyne's single, Harding reached 1st on an error, and Reeves doubled home Schneider and Boyne to make the score 6-2, Houston.

Two more insurance runs were added by Texas in the 5th as Raymer doubled and Dave McCaleb homered.

The consolation game was won by Sacramento, Calif., 6-0 over Wakayama, Japan. Preliminary contests were well fought by teams from Windsor, Ontario, Canada; Monterrey, Mexico; Kankakee, Ill.; and Rhein-Main, Germany.

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