Baseball History The Little League World Series of 1973

About the Little League World Series baseball tournament held in 1973, history of the youth sports event and the games.


Getting their 3rd straight no-hitter--2nd in a row by pitcher Huang Ching-hui--and their usual explosive run-scoring attack, Taiwan's Far East champions rolled to their 3rd straight Little League World Series championship by downing the Tucson (Ariz.) Little Leaguers, 12-0.

Ailing Mike Fimbers, a southpaw with a sharp curveball and change-up, managed to hold the Far East champs at bay until the 4th inning when Fimbers, who had an attack of asthma, ran into trouble. The Taiwanese found the combination and quickly picked up 3 runs before the inning ended.

Fimbers was replaced by Mike Martinez who ran into a buzz saw as Taiwan tallied 5 runs in the 5th and added 4 more in the 6th.

Only 2 Arizona players reached base--Tony Bravo on Huang's only walk in the 1st and Martinez on an error. Huang whiffed 16 of the 19 men to face him.

Tainan City set 5 batting records. Their 12 homers in 3 games, and their 57 runs in 3 games broke the old Series record of 34 set in 1962. The other marks were set in earlier games.

In the consolation game, Tampa, Fla., downed Birmingham, Mich., 2-1 in 7 innings. Earlier battles were also hard-fought by teams from Bitburg Air Force Base, Germany; Whalley, British Columbia, Canada; Colonie, N.Y.; and Monterrey, Mexico.

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