Baseball History The Little League World Series of 1972

About the Little League World Series baseball tournament held in 1972, history of the youth sports event and the games.

1972--26TH LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES

The Far East continued its dominance in Little League Baseball, winning its 5th World Series in the last 6 years as Taipei, Taiwan, captured the flag with a 6-0 shutout over Hammond, Ind.

Taipei, which allowed only one run in 18 innings of series play got 4-hit pitching from Chen Chih-Shun and power hitting from Lin Hsiang-Jui. John Davis, a left-hander, tried in vain to silence the Taipei batters. Lin tagged Davis for a home run in the 2nd.

George Leonakis relieved Davis in the 3rd and the Far East youngsters promptly scored 3 runs on 3 hits and 4 errors as the Indiana defense fell apart before the 30,000 fans.

Mike Rozgeny got 2 of his team's 4 hits. Chen struck out 12 and did not issue a walk.

Once again the title game was beamed back to Taiwan, where national interest was high.

In the consolation game, Pearl City, Hawaii, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, battled to a 5-5 tie over the regulation distance. The game was called due to a noon curfew established to assure time for the title game.

Other teams making the trip to the stadium included Madrid, Spain; New York City, N.Y.; Vienna, Va.; and Windsor, Ontario, Canada. All 8 teams concluded the series with a 3-day tour of Washington, D.C.

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