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2017 Little League® Intermediate World Series
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Overview
Teams
Chronological Game Schedule
Game Bracket Chart
Home Runs
Umpires
Park Layout
Map to Field / Parade
Intermediate Basics - Field info
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Puerto Rico Wins the Championship 6-5

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Overview

The Little League® Intermediate World Series was held at Max Baer Park in Livermore California from July 30 to August 6, 2017.
This was the fifth year of the Intermediate World Series.
In 2017 the Intermediate World Series featured 6 US teams (one District 57 and 5 regional champions) and 5 International regional champion teams.
There were 22 total games played in 2017 (including the Challenger game), plus an exhibition game between the French Speaking teams.

Note: This page is provided by eLivermore.com.  This is NOT the official website for the World Series.  Click here for the official website.

Regional Playoff Results

The Intermediate Division consists of ages 11 to 13, but will mostly be 13 year olds.
The division is also knows as "50/70" as the distance from the pitching rubber to the plate is 50 feet, and the distance between the bases is 70 feet.
Rules are very similar to the Jr. 80s Division (80 feet between bases) in that playing off and stealing bases are allowed.

Note that the more well known Little League® World Series is the "Majors" world series held in Williamsport, PA in August.

Results and box scores of past World Series (on LL website)

Temperature and wind speed from the
Max Baer Park Weather Station
Housed above the MB1 press box.
 


 

Teams
See Teams for ALL years on one page
"photos" links go to my photos of the game. 
"video" links go to the livestream video of the game.  Some games do not have livestream video available.
 

Region Team
links to go team photos
Record Home
Runs
Day 1
Sun 7/30
Day 2
Mon 7/31
Day 3
Tues 8/1
Day 4
Wed 8/2
Day 5
Thurs 8/3
  Day 7
Sat 8/5
Day 8
Sun 8/6


United States

Central Highlander Youth Recreation LL
Georgetown, Indiana
0-3     G6 - 3:00pm
vs. West
L 1-13
photos - video
G10 - 6:00pm
vs. East
L 2-7
photos - video
  G16 - 12:00pm
vs. Canada
L 0-6
photos - video
     
CA 57
(host)
Danville Little Leagues
Danville, CA
2-2 1 G4 - 6:00pm
vs. East
W 3-2
photos - video
G7 - 6:00pm
vs.Southwest
W 6-1
photos - video
  G14 - 6:00pm
vs. West
L 0-2
photos - video
G18 - 6:00pm
vs. East
L 4-5 (8 innings)
photos - no vid
     
East Freehold Township LL
Freehold, New Jersey

US Champions
4-2 6 G4 - 6:00pm
vs. CA57
L 2-3
photos - video
  G10 - 6:00pm
vs. Central
W 7-2
photos - video
G12 - 12:00pm
vs. Southwest
W 2-0
photos - video
G18 - 6:00pm
vs. CA57
W 5-4 (8 innings)
photos - no vid
  G20 - 5:00pm
vs. West
W 6-4
photos - no vid
G21 - 6:00pm
vs. Puerto Rico
L 5-6
photos - no vid
Southeast North Palm Beach County LL
North Palm Beach, Florida
1-2 2 G3 - 3:00pm
vs. West
L 9-11
photos - video
  G9 - 3:00pm
vs. Southwest
L 10-11
photos - video
  G15 - 9:00am
vs. Europe-Africa
W 10-6
photos - video
     
Southwest Western LL
San Angelo, Texas
1-2 2   G7 - 6:00pm
vs. CA57
L 1-6
photos - video
G9 - 3:00pm
vs. Southeast
W 11-10
photos - video
G12 - 12:00pm
vs. East
L 0-2
photos - video
       
West Central East Maui LL
Wailuku, Hawaii
3-1 1 G3 - 3:00pm
vs. Southeast
W 11-9
photos - video
G6 - 3:00pm
vs. Central
W 13-1
photos - video
  G14 - 6:00pm
vs. CA57
W 2-0
photos - video
    G20 - 5:00pm
vs. East
L 4-6
photos - no vid
 


International

Asia-
Pacific
West Seoul LL
Seoul, South Korea
1-2   G1 - 9:00am
vs. Europe Africa
W 4-2
photos - video
    G13 - 3:00pm
vs. Puerto Rico
L 4-7
photos - video
G17 - 3:00pm
vs. Latin America
L 0-2
photos - video
     
Canada Diamond Baseball LL
Mirabel, Canada
1-2     G5 - 12:00pm
vs. Puerto Rico
L 2-5
photos - video
  G11 - 3:00pm
vs. Latin America
L 3-6
photos - no video
G16 - 12:00pm
vs. Central
W 6-0
photos - video
    9:30am
vs. France
(unofficial game)
photos
Europe-
Africa
Ile-de-France LL
Paris, France
0-3 1 G1 - 9:00am
vs. Asia-Pacific
L 2-4
photos - video
  G8 - 12:00
vs. Latin America
L 1-7
photos - no vid
  G15 - 9:00
vs. Southeast
L 6-10
photos - video
    9:30am
vs. Canada
(unofficial game)
photos
Latin
America
Cacique Mara Little League,
Maracibo Zulia, Venezuela
3-2 5 G2 - 12:00pm
vs. Puerto Rico
L 5-8
photos - video
  G8 - 12:00
vs. Europe-Africa
W 7-1
photos - no vid
G11 - 12:00
vs. Canada
W 6-3
photos - no video
G17 - 3:00pm
vs. Asia-Pacific
W 2-0
photos - video
  G19 - 1:00pm
vs. Puerto Rico
L 2-10
photos - no vid
 
Puerto
Rico
Radames Lopez Little League
Guayama, Puerto Rico

World Champions
5-0 4 G2 - 12:00pm
vs. Latin America
W 8-5
photos - video
G5 - 12:00pm
vs. Canada
W 5-2
photos - video
  G13 - 3:00pm
vs. Asia-Pacific
W 6-4
photos - video
    G19 - 1:00pm
vs. Latin America
W 10-2
photos - no vid
G21 - 6:00pm
vs. East
W 6-5
photos - no vid

All teams played a minimum of 3 games.  In some cases the 3rd game may be a "Goodwill" game.
It is possible for a team to play all 7 days, but it has not happened yet.  So far 4 teams have played 6 of the 7 days, including East this year.
No team will play more than one game per day.
Results of the Regional Championships

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Chronological Game Schedule
See Game Schedules for ALL years on one page
Gamechanger Box Scores

Game Score Teams
(winning team in bold)
Photo
Link
Live
Strm
Link
Game
Cngr
Link
Date/Time First
Pitch
Time
Last
Play
Time
Length
h:mm
Actual
Innings
Game Type
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Opening Ceremonies

photo

    Sat, July 29, 4:00pm        

In front of the Bankhead Theater, Downtown Livermore

 
1 4-2 Asia-Pacific @ Europe-Africa photo vid 1 Sun, July 30, 9:00am 9:06 11:19 2:13 7

International Opening Round

2 8-5 Puerto Rico @ Latin America photo vid 2 Sun, July 30, 12:00pm 12:25 3:26 3:01 7

International Opening Round

3 11-9 West @ Southeast photo vid 3 Sun, July 30, 3:00pm 4:22 7:39 3:17 7

US Opening Round

4 2-3 East @ CA57 photo vid 4 Sun, July 30, 6:00pm 8:34 10:36 2:02 6.5

US Opening Round

 
5 2-5 Canada @ Puerto Rico photo vid 5 Mon, July 31, 12:00pm 12:07 1:57 1:50 6.5

International Winners Bracket Game

6 13-1 West @ Central photo vid 6 Mon, July 31, 3:00pm 3:04 5:14 2:10 5

US Winners Bracket Game

7 1-6 Southwest @ CA57 photo vid 7 Mon, July 31, 6:00pm 6:12 8:00 1:48 6.5

US Winners Bracket Game

 
8 1-7 Europe-Africa @ Latin America photo   8 Tues, Aug 1, 12:00pm 12:04 2:30 2:26 6.5

International Elimination Game

9 10-11 Southeast @ Southwest photo vid 9 Tues, Aug 1, 3:00pm 3:34 6:25 2:51 6.7*

US Elimination Game

10 7-2 East @ Central photo vid 10 Tues, Aug 1, 6:00pm 7:41 9:15 1:34 7

US Elimination Game

 
11 3-6 Canada @ Latin America photo   11 Wed, Aug 2, 9:00am 9:04 11:28 2:24 6.5

International Elimination Game

12 2-0 East @ Southwest photo vid 12 Wed, Aug 2, 12:00pm 12:21 2:11 1:50 7

US Elimination Game

13 4-6 Asia-Pacific @ Puerto Rico photo vid 13 Wed, Aug 2, 3:00pm 3:12 5:29 2:17 6.5

International Winners Bracket Game

14 2-0 West @ CA57 photo vid 14 Wed, Aug 2, 6:00pm 6:27 8:04 1:37 7

US Winners Bracket Game

 
15 10-6 Southeast @ Europe-Africa photo vid 15 Thurs, Aug 3, 9:00am 9:02 11:39 2:37 7

Goodwill Game (both teams are already eliminated)

16 6-0 Canada @ Central photo vid 16 Thurs, Aug 3, 12:00pm 12:35 2:38 2:03 7

Goodwill Game (both teams are already eliminated)

17 2-0 Latin America @ Asia-Pacific photo vid 17 Thurs, Aug 3, 3:00pm 3:37 5:40 2:03 7

International Elimination Game

18 5-4 East @ CA57 photo 18 Thurs, Aug 3, 6:00pm 6:35 9:00 2:25 8

US Elimination Game

 
No Games on Friday, Aug 4.
 
99 Photos CA Dist 19 vs. CA Dist 45 photo     Sat, Aug 5, 9:30pm 9:37 10:41 1:04 2

Challenger Game

19 10-2 Puerto Rico @ Latin America photo   19 Sat, Aug 5, 1:00pm 1:08 3:29 2:21 7

International Final.  Single Elimination.  On ESPN3

20 4-6 West @ East photo vid# 20 Sat, Aug 5, 5:00pm 5:07 8:05 2:58 8.7*

US Final.  Single Elimination.  On ESPN3

 
21 5-6 East @ Puerto Rico

See game video on LL site

photo   21 Sun, Aug 6, 6:00pm 6:09 8:53 2:44 6.7*

World Championship.  Single Game.
Broadcast Live on ESPN2.


Color Key:

International Bracket Game

US Bracket Game

Goodwill or Exhibition Game

World Championship Game

# Video on Little League Facebook page

*Actual Innings column:
N (no decimal): Inning ended with final out in the bottom of the inning (Visiting team wins)
N.5: Inning ended with final out in the top of the inning (Home team wins)
N.6: No outs in the bottom of the inning when the winning run scored (Home team wins)
N.7: 1 out in the bottom of the inning when the winning run scored (Home team wins)
N.9:  2 out in the bottom of the inning when the winning run scored (Home team wins)
"winning run" could be home team going up by 1 or more runs in the bottom of the 7th or later inning, or run which causes the 10 run rule (5th or 6th inning) to take effect.
Following the "winning run", any run that scores in the play does not count unless the ball was hit over the fence as a home run (in which case all runs count assuming they come around and score).

All times are PDT (Pacific Daylight time) which is UTC-7.

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2017 Intermediate World Series Game Chart
See Game Brackets for ALL years on one page

Note:  The US and International Championship games are single elimination, even though one of the teams enters with 1 loss and other with 0 losses.
There is NOT an "if necessary" game if the team from the elimination bracket wins.  The winner of the Championship games goes on to the finals.


Photo of the bracket banner on the back of the press box, taken the day after the World Series final.

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Home Runs
See Home Runs for ALL years on one page

There were 22 home runs in 2017, which ties the record set in 2015 (one in 2015 was inside the park).
Links on the player name will take you to a photo gallery for this home run.
ALL home runs were photographed by me, including the swing.

HR# Game Player w/Photo link Uniform # Team Comments
1 Game 2 Jackson Chourio 11 Latin America

 

2 Game 5 Yadiel Torres-Arroyo 13 Puerto Rico

 

3 Game 6 Jayke Cantero 10 West

 

4 Game 8 Newremberg Rondon 12 Latin America

 

5 Game 8 Jackson Chourio 11 Latin America

His 2nd

6 Game 9 Cayden Box 6 Southwest

 

7 Game 9 Jakob Charles 2 Southwest

 

8 Game 9 Nicky Espinoza 19 Southeast

 

9 Game 10 Jayce Schapiro 13 East

 

10 Game 10 John Abrahamsen 16 East

 

11 Game 10 John Abrahamsen 16 East

His 2nd of the game.

12 Game 11 Jackson Chourio 11 Latin America

His 3rd

13 Game 11 Newremberg Rondon 12 Latin America

His 2nd

14 Game 15 Jack Bello 8 Southeast

 

15 Game 15 Philip_Bird 7 Europe-Africa

 

16 Game 18 Tyler Afdahl 10 CA57

 

17 Game 18 Patrick Burns 6 East

Grand Slam with 2 outs in top of 7th to tie the game.

18 Game 19 Peter Vasquez-Torres 7 Puerto Rico

 

19 Game 19 Peter Vasquez-Torres 7 Puerto Rico

His 2nd of the game.

20 Game 19 Jorge Rodriques-Bermudez 16 Puerto Rico

 

21 Game 20 Zach Gorman 8 East

Walk-off 2 run homer to win the US Championship Game.

22 Game 21 Jonathan Olik 18 East

 

8 of the 11 teams hit home runs
East had the most at 6, hit by 5 different players.
Jackson Chourio had 3 home runs for Latin America
John Abrahamsen, Newremberg Rondon, and Peter Vasquez-Torres, each had 2 home runs.
John Abrahamsen (Game 10) and Peter Vasquez-Torres (Game 19) each hit 2 in the same game (different games for each).
17 different players hit home runs.
Latin America and East both averaged 1 home run per game.
One ball is believed to have hit the yellow plastic at the top of the fence.  Another, in the Championship game hit about 1 foot below.

French Speaking Game Home Runs
This was an unofficial game between France and Canada on Sunday Morning on MB2
Canada hit two back to back home runs. 
There was no fence, so they were "inside the park" home runs.  Both were well hit.
The 2nd would have likely gone over the 300 foot fence that is present for the regular season.

HR# Game Player w/Photo link Uniform # Team Comments
1 FR Justin Brown 15 Canada

Inside the park

2 FR Louka Daoust 9 Canada

Inside the park

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Umpires for 2017
See Umpires for ALL years on one page

Thank You Umpires!!

Timothy Hughes – Wurtsboro, N.Y. – East

Mark Garrison – Hondo, Texas – Southwest

Donald Escudero-Ocasio – Manati, Puerto Rico – Latin America

Thomas Torrisi – Methuen, Mass. – East

Doug Pfaffenberger – Houston, Texas – Southwest

Adam Smith – Calgary, Alberta – Canada

Jonathan Hagen – Tampa, Fla. – Southeast

Tim McCullough – San Jose, Calif. – West

 

David Wooldridge – Tampa, Fla. – Southeast

Nicky Trevino – Paradise, Calif. – West

 

Anthony Calcagno – Bolingbrook, Ill. – Central

 

 

Robert K. Cass – Indianapolis, Ind. – Central

 

 

See this page on the Little League website for the Umpire selection process.  Umpires are volunteers.  Starting in 2015, they receive a $400 travel stipend to help offset the costs for them to attend the World Series.  They stay at the same hotel as the players.

There is a Umpire section on the Photos site for the World Series.  It is organized per game.  I take photos of umpires making calls throughout the world series.  These will be posted in the normal photo galleries for each game, then just the photos showing umpires will be copied to the Umpire section.  This might occur slightly later, as there are only so many hours in the day.

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Park Layout

The World Series games take place on MB1 (Max Baer Park Field 1)

Image from Google Earth

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Map to Fields / Parade

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Intermediate Basics

  Intermediate World Series Stats
  2013 (Inaugural year) 2014 2015 2016 2017
Total games 19 plus the Challenger game 21 plus the Challenger Game 21 plus the Challenger Game 21 plus the Challenger Game 21 plus the Challenger Game
Teams 6 US and 4 International 6 US and 5 International 6 US and 5 International 6 US and 5 International 6 US and 5 International
Home Runs 5 10 22 (one inside park) 17 22
Grand Slams 1 1 2 (both in losing efforts) 0 1 (to tie game on last out)
Total attendance About 36,145

About 37,485

About 40,430

About 34,595 About 30,085
Championship Game Attendance 6650 10,000     About 12,000
TV Coverage The Championship game was televised by ESPN2.  See photos of the TV production setup
The same equipment was used as is used for Monday Night Football, etc.
The Championship game was televised by ESPN2. The Championship game was televised by ESPN2. The Championship game was televised by ESPN2. US, International Championships televised on ESPN3.
Final game televised on ESPN2
Photos All games were photographed by Bill Nale of eLivermore.com
About 6300 total. Over 1300 photos appear on this website.
Bill Nale of eLivermore.com was the official photographer with help from Dick Jones for the 2014 World Series.  See Photos Here Bill Nale of eLivermore.com was an official photographer with help from Dick Jones for the 2015 World Series.  See Photos Here Bill Nale of eLivermore.com was an official photographer with help from Dick Jones for the 2016 World Series.  See Photos Here Bill Nale of eLivermore.com was the official photographer with help from Dick Jones for the 2017 World Series.  See Photos Here
Field Upgrades prior to World Series Grass infield installed. 2/8/2013
Dirt Mound installed (moveable plywood was previously used)
New two story Press Box installed.  Finished ~7/24/2013
A single small flagpole installed behind the outfield fence.
Yellow plastic pipe put on top of outfield fence.
Photo Boxes built.
New dugouts were built further down the base lines.  6/20/2014
Bark added to outfield area
First year of webcasting.
New scoreboard installed 7/21/2015
World Series sign installed on the back of the pressbox.
New bleachers added on the 3rd base side.
"Babe Ruth" mural had been painted on the back wall of the snack shack.
Six Flagpoles installed beyond the outfield fence to hold the flags of the 6 countries participating.  Prior to this the International flags were on the fences down the 1st and 3rd base lines.
Bleachers installed down the 1st base line.  Electrical building made smaller.
Fence height increased in front of the bleachers.
Additional bark added to beyond the outfield fence.
Parade & Opening Ceremonies Parade down First Street to the plaza in front of the Bankhead Theater.  Monday, July 29, at 6:00pm
Opening Ceremonies after the parade at the plaza.
Tom Seaver threw out the first pitch in Game 4.  He had spoken before the game.
Parade down First Street to the plaza in front of the Bankhead Theater.  Monday, July 28, at 6:00pm
Opening Ceremonies after the parade at the plaza.
Granada HS Cheerleaders participated in the parade and opening.
Parade down First Street to the plaza in front of the Bankhead Theater.  Monday, August 1, at 3:00pm
Opening Ceremonies after the parade at the plaza.
Granada HS Cheerleaders participated in the parade and opening.
No Parade.  Field games were provided for the players at the fields Saturday 7/30 from 12:00 to 4:00.
Opening ceremonies at the fields Saturday 7/30.  Began at 4:40.  Granada HS Cheerleaders participated in the opening ceremonies.
No parade, but there was a team by team entrance to the plaza in front of the Bankhead Theater.
Opening ceremonies in front of the Bankhead Theater.  July 29, 4:00pm
Game Days Games played Tuesday to Monday July 30 to Aug 5.  Games every day. Games played Tuesday to Monday July 29 to Aug 4.  Games every day. Games played Sunday to Saturday Aug 2 to 8.  Games every day. Games played Sunday to Sunday July 31 to Aug 7.  No games on Friday Games played Sunday to Sunday July 30 to Aug 6.  No games on Friday
Championship Game Izumisano LL - Osaka, Japan (Asia-Pacific Region) Wins the World Series 10-1 over
Collier Township/Chartiers Valley LL  - Collier Township, PA (East)
Nogales National LL, Nogales, AZ Wins the World Series 11-4 over
Liga de Beisbol Samaritana LL, San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico
West Seoul LL, Seoul, Korea Wins the World Series 10-5
over Recreation Little League, Wellington, Florida.
Central East Maui LL (West) Wins the World Series 5-1
over West Seoul LL (Asia-Pacific)
Radames Lopez Little League
Guayama, Puerto Rico
Wins the World Series 6-5
Freehold, New Jersey
 
General Intermediate stats
Distance between bases 70 feet
Distance, Pitchers rubber to the plate 50 feet
Team sizes Typically 14 players, but can be fewer.
Innings played 7
Age Group 11-13 year olds
Max runs per inning no limit.
10 Run Rule If a team is behind by 10 or more runs after they have batted in the 5th inning the game is over.
If a team achieves a 10 run lead in the bottom of the 5th or 6th inning, the game is over.
If a team achieves a 10 run lead in the top of the 5th, 6th, or 7th inning, the bottom of that inning is played and the game will end at the end of that inning if the lead is still 10 or more runs.

  Max Baer 1 Specifics
Distance from the plate to the outfield fence About 259 feet at all points (Max Baer 1 distance).
Outfield Fence Height About 10 feet (Max Baer 1 distance).
Fence The field is completely surrounded by a chain link fence about 10 feet high.  It is much higher behind the plate (see photo below).
Dogs Dogs are NOT permitted.  However, there is a dog park 60 feet beyond the Left Field fence with a view of the games.
Bull Pens Bull pens are down the 1st and 3rd base lines.
Name of the Park Max Baer Park is named for the boxer Max Baer.  Born in 1909, his family moved to Livermore when he was 15.  He became the Heavyweight Champion of the World in 1934.  His son, Max Baer Jr. is an actor, director, and producer known mainly for playing Jethro Bodine on The Beverly Hillbillies.  Max Baer Sr. also did some acting.  While in Livermore, he lived in a house that is within the current park, near where the pre-school building is now, by Max Baer 2 field, on Murdell Lane.

  Some basic rules
Playing off, stealing Playing off and stealing are permitted.
On Deck Batter On-deck batters are allowed.
Substitution &
Minimum Play
There is unlimited substitution (a player may go back in after exiting the game).
Tournament play, including the World Series has different substitution rules than the regular season.  The sub is "married to" another player.  The two of them can be freely swapped, but not with anyone else.
If the team has 13 or 14 players, each player must bat at least once.
If the team has 12 or fewer players, each player must play at least 6 consecutive outs in the field, and bat at least once.
Special Pinch Runner One Special Pinch Runner (SPR) may be used by each team each inning, but only 2 per game.  A Special Pinch Runner may run for another player who is on base.  A player may have an SPR run for him only once per game, but the same player may be an SPR in multiple innings.
Pitch count limits 13 year olds are limited to 95 pitches.  11-12 year olds are limited to 85 pitches.  If they reach the limit during a batter, they may finish the batter.
Pitchers must also observe days of rest until they may pitch again based on the following table:
   1-20 pitches thrown:  0 days rest (may pitch the next day)
   21-35 pitches thrown:  1 days rest
   36-50 pitches thrown:  2 days rest
   51-65 pitches thrown:  3 days rest
   66 or more pitches thrown:  4 days rest
If a pitcher reaches a specific limit while facing a batter, he may finish the batter and still be considered to be within the range.
A pitcher removed from the mound may return provided that he has played a different defensive position since pitching (was not removed from the game).  He can return only once.
A player who has played as catcher for 4 or more innings may not pitch that day.
Minimum # of games All teams will play a minimum of 3 games. Some team's 3rd game may be a "Goodwill Game", having already been eliminated.
The minimum number of games to win the World Series is 4 or 5, depending on whether the team has a bye.
Maximum # of games It is possible for a team to play all 7 days of play for US teams.  International teams could play a maximum of 6 games due to one less team in that group.  In 2015 one team played 6 games in a row, just barely losing the US championship game which would have had them play all 7 days.  The winning team in 2016 played 6 games, after having a bye the first day.  Depth of the pitching staff can become very important.
No team will play more than one game per day.
Goodwill Games Two Goodwill games are played.  These games assure that every team will play at least 3 games.  Both games pair a US team against an International teams.  These are the ONLY games other than the Championship game to have a US team play an International team.

  What to expect / Fan Guide
Seating There are bleachers for about 900 people.  Attendance varies based on the game, but the Championship game had about 6650 people attending.  Bring lawn chairs or blankets for viewing from the outfield.  Outfield viewing has a casual festive atmosphere.  It is where I took most of my photos from in 2013, and provides excellent viewing.  The outfield area in dead center field is blocked off so that the batter and catcher have a neutral background and are not distracted.
Weather Rain is HIGHLY UNLIKELY.  Rain is very rare in Livermore in the summer.  The rainy season is in the winter.  We had a lot of it this past winter.
Temperature: Highs are generally in the mid 80s to high 90s, and sometimes over 100F.  Lows are generally in the high 50s to low 60s.
Weather in 2017 was in the high 90s for many game.  The Humidity came up on Thursday.  The Championship games on Saturday and Sunday were Beautiful
   For the evening games, it will cool off considerably by the end of the game.  A jacket is recommended for the later parts of the evening games.
Humidity: low.  It's great.  OK, the humidity was up near the end of the week in 2017.  Not Florida high, but higher than normal here.
The drought is over, so the park is greener than last year.  The hills that surround Livermore will be golden brown.  They get that way every year.  Hence the "Golden State".
Photography Photography can be done through the outfield fence with good results.  I took most of my photos from there in 2013 (see photos of the 2013 finals here).  There is a standard chain link fence all the way around the field, which can be a little challenging for photographing, but I had pretty good results in 2013.
Official Photography In 2017 I am once again the official photographer.
My photos of every game will be available for viewing on this website.  They may be downloaded at no charge.  Prints may be purchased at my cost (what is charged by the photo sharing service I use).  You may also have prints made from downloaded images at your favorite photo printing service.  I am a volunteer, like so many others at this event.
What you may bring
  • Lawn Chairs and Blankets to sit on.
  • Cameras (Still and video).  You may NOT broadcast or webcast audio or video without proper consent of Little League Baseball, however.
  • Sunscreen.  There are some shady areas for fans, but not all of the fan areas are in the shade.
NOT permitted:
  • Dogs are NOT permitted.  However, there is a dog park 60 feet beyond the Left Field fence with a view of the games.
  • Coolers are NOT permitted in the park.
  • Tobacco of any sort is NOT permitted at the World Series (or any Little League games)
  • Alcohol is NOT permitted at the World Series (or any Little League games)
  • Scooters and Bicycles may be used to get to the World Series, but may not be ridden inside the park for safety reasons.
Stealing With the 70 foot bases, stealing is easier than in 80s or 90s.  However, at the higher levels of play, while common, it does not happen as often as you would think.  This is the shortest base distance where stealing is permitted.
Home Runs They definitely happen, but it is very much based on the skill of the pitcher vs. the batter.  Many games occur without any home runs, but I have taken many photos of players hitting home runs on this field.  The minimum number of home runs has been 5 in 2013, and the max was 22 (one inside the park).  There is a dent in the yellow plastic pipe on top of the outfield fence from an "almost" home run.  See photo here.
Foul Balls in the stands Foul balls will definitely go into the stands.  Be alert, as you would be at an MLB game.
Never grab the fence with your fingers through.  Foul tips and foul balls travel at a very high rate at this level.

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World Series Photos

Bill Nale of eLivermore.com is the official photographer of the 2017 Little League Intermediate World Series.

Photos of all games will be displayed in albums on eLivermore.com's photo gallery site.  The photos on the photo gallery site are available at full resolution and are suitable for printing and downloading.

Photos may be downloaded at no charge.
Prints may be purchased at the rate set by the photo service.  I do not mark them up.
You can also make prints by downloading the photos and going to your favorite place to have them printed.

You may use the photos for your own personal use, including on social media.  Teams may use the photos on their team websites.

To Purchase photos on the Photo Gallery site (http://elivermore.zenfolio.com/lliws):
   Go to a Gallery of photos or an individual photo.
   Click on "Buy" on the upper right side of the page.
   Follow the instructions on purchasing.

To download an individual photo or an entire gallery:
   Go to an individual photo (the "download" selection does not appear within a gallery of thumbnails)
   Click on the "Download" selection above the photo.
   Chose to download just this photo or all photos within the gallery.
      If you choose to download the entire gallery, it will be provided in a ZIP file.  A Gallery can be quite a large file.
 

Go to the Photo Gallery

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The Seven 2017 Little League World Series
See 7 (or 9) World Series for ALL years on one page
There are now 7 World Series associated with Little League® Baseball.
Note that the Big League Baseball and Softball World Series have been discontinued as of 2017.

Name (link to site) 2017 Dates 2017 Winner World Series Location Description
Little League Baseball Aug 17-27 Japan South Williamsport, PA "Majors".  10-12 year olds.  60 foot bases, 225 foot outfield fence (GLL Majors fence is at 200 feet).  No playing off (cannot leave base until ball gets to plate)
Intermediate (50/70) Baseball July 30 - Aug 6 Puerto Rico Livermore, CA 70 foot bases, 11-13 year olds.  Max Baer fence is at 260 feet.  Playing off is permitted.
Junior League Baseball Aug 13-20 Asia-Pacific Taylor Mich. 90 foot bases (like MLB) 13 to 14 year olds.  Playing off is permitted.
Senior League Baseball July 30 - Aug 5 Latin America Easley SC. 90 foot bases (like MLB) 13 to 16 year olds.  Playing off is permitted.
         
Little League Softball Aug 9-16 Southwest Portland Oregon 10-12 year old girls.  60 foot bases. 200 foot outfield fence.
Junior League Softball July 30 - Aug 5 Central Kirkland Wash 12-14 year old girls.  60 foot bases. 200 foot outfield fence.
Senior League Softball July 30 - Aug 6 Host Lower Sussex, Del 13-16 year old girls.  60 foot bases. 200 foot outfield fence.



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Results of past World Series

Dates for the 2017 World Series' were announced on Nov 11, 2016

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Links

Intermediate World Series Official Page
Little League International
CA District 57

Regional Playoff Results for the Intermediate World Series

 


First game on the upgraded field in 2013.

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