eLivermore.com - By Bill Nale

2023 Little League® Intermediate World Series
July 30 - August 6
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2019

2020
(cancelled)



 2022

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2021
(cancelled)

Dates 2022, 2023, 2024

July 31 to August 7, 2022
July 30 to Aug 6, 2023
July 28 to Aug 4, 2024
Sunday to Sunday in all cases

 

News and Updates:

       
       
   

Contents:

On Other Pages

Game photos are available on the Photo Site
Go to the World Series Photo site
Full Res photos available for download there for free

Other Livermore and Tri-Valley photos
can be found here (same site, top page)
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Pages with All Years (2013-2023) Information:
Game Brackets for all years
Chronological Game Schedule for all years
Teams and their schedules/results for all years
States / Countries Represented
Home Run lists for all years
Umpires for all years
All World Series Results since 2013


Little League Links:
Little League Home
World Series Page (covers all 7)

Past World Series Results

Intermediate WS Specific Links
(links added when available)

Regional Playoff Result
Gamechanger Box Scores, etc.
Official LLIWS website
LLIWS Facebook page (run locally)

 

 

Introduction

World Series Introduction

Schedule
and
Results


Teams and their schedules


Chronological Game Schedule


Game Bracket Chart

Home Runs

Umpires for 2023

Intermediate Division
& World Series
 Info

Intermediate Division Basics

Max Baer 1 Field Information

World Series Details and Stats

Fan Guide

Maps
&
Park layout


Park Layout


Map to Field

Photos

About World Series Photos - Download for Free

Go directly to the LLIWS Photo Site

About This Web Page

Links

LLIWS Regional Tournaments

The Seven Little League World Series

Other Links



 


Introduction

The Little League® Intermediate World Series is the most exciting of the 7 Little League World Series to watch.
It will be held at Max Baer Park in Livermore California from July 30 to August 6, 2023.
This will be the nineth year of the Intermediate World Series (not counting 2020 and 2021, as they were cancelled).
In 2023 the Intermediate World Series features 6 US teams (one CA District 57 and 5 regional champions) and 6 International regional champion teams.  Starting in 2018, Puerto Rico and Mexico alternate years in having a direct spot in the World Series, with the other country playing in the Latin America pool.  2023 has Mexico with a direct spot.
There will be 23 total games played 2023, including the 2 consolation games.

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

This IS the official website of the LLIWS photographer.

Regional Playoff Results

The Intermediate Division consists of ages 11 to 13, but will mostly be 13 year olds.
NO player will have turned 14 by the time of the World Series games.
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 (see field diagram).
Rules are very similar to the Jr. Division in that playing off and stealing bases are allowed.

This is one of 4 Little League Baseball World Series and 3 Little League Girl's Softball World Series.  Note that the more well known Little League® World Series is the "Majors" (up through 12 year olds) World Series held in Williamsport, PA in late August.

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

Weather in 2023: 
TBD, but generally in the high 80s to low 90s, with low humidity.  No rain.
Hottest ever during an LLIWS was 102.
 

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All of the small photos on this webpage can be found here in the "short slideshow" from the 2022 album.

 


 

Teams
See Teams for ALL years on one page
"photos" links go to my photos of the game.  "gc" links go to the Gamechanger scoring for the game.
Team schedules are dependent on each game's results.  A team's next game is not known until the current game completes.  See the Bracket below.
Regions will be picked randomly for the bracket some time in the spring of 2023.

United States
Region Team
links to go team photos
Record

Total

Home
Runs
Day 1
Sun 7/31
Day 2
Mon 8/1
Day 3
Tues 8/2
Day 4
Wed 8/3
Day 5
Thurs 8/4
  Day 7
Sat 8/6
Day 8
Sun 8/7

R

H

E

Central                            
CA 57
(host)
                           
East                            
Southeast  
Southwest                            
West                            


International

Region Team Record

Total

Home
Runs
Day 1
Sun 7/31
Day 2
Mon 8/1
Day 3
Tues 8/2
Day 4
Wed 8/3
Day 5
Thurs 8/4
  Day 7
Sat 8/6
Day 8
Sun 8/7

R

H

E

Asia-
Pacific
                           
Australia                            
Canada                            
Europe-
Africa
                           
Latin
America
                           
Puerto Rico                            

"photos" links go to my photos of the game.
Blank cells means the team did not play that day.  Light grey cells are consolation games (team is already eliminated).  Darker grey cells indicate the team has played its last game.
All teams play a minimum of 3 games.  In some cases the 3rd game is a "Goodwill" game.
It is possible for a team to play all 7 days, but it has not happened yet.  Through 2022, 7 teams have played 6 of the 7 days.
No team is scheduled to play more than one game per day.
 

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Chronological Game Schedule
Preliminary
See Game Schedules for ALL years on one page
Regions will be picked randomly for the bracket some time in the spring of 2023.
The Home Team is determined by a coin toss prior to the game.
Gamechanger Box Scores (link added when available)

Game
#

R

H

E

Teams
(winner in bold)
Photo
Link
ESPN+
Link
Game
Cngr
Link
Date/Time First
Pitch
Time
Last
Play
Time
Game
Length
h:mm
Actual
Innings
*
Game Type
1      

Int 1 vs. Int 2

     

 Sun, July 30, 9:00am

       

International Opening Round

2      

US 1 vs. US 2

     

 Sun, July 30, 12:00pm

       

US Opening Round

3      

Int 3 vs. Int 4

     

 Sun, July 30, 3:00pm

       

International Opening Round

4      

US 3 vs. US 4

     

 Sun, July 30, 6:00pm

       

US Opening Round

 
5      

Int 5 vs. W1

     

 Mon, July 31, 9:00am

       

International Winners Bracket Game

6      

US 5 vs. W2

     

 Mon, July 31, 12:00pm

       

US Winners Bracket Game

7      

Int 6 vs. W3

     

 Mon, July 31, 3:00pm

       

International Winners Bracket Game

8      

US 6 vs. W4

     

 Mon, July 31, 6:00pm

       

US Winners Bracket Game

 
9      

L1 vs. L7

     

 Tues, Aug 1, 9:00am

       

International Elimination Game

10      

L2 vs. L8

     

 Tues, Aug 1, 12:00pm

       

US Elimination Game

11      

L3 vs. L5

     

 Tues, Aug 1, 3:00pm

       

International Elimination Game

12      

L4 vs. L6

     

 Tues, Aug 1, 6:00pm

       

US Elimination Game

 
13      

W9 vs. W11

     

 Wed, Aug 2, 9:00am

       

International Elimination Game

14      

W10 vs. W12

     

 Wed, Aug 2, 12:00pm

       

US Elimination Game

15      

W5 vs. W7

     

 Wed, Aug 2, 3:00pm

       

International Winners Bracket Game

16      

W6 vs. W8

     

 Wed, Aug 2, 6:00pm

       

US Winners Bracket Game

 
A      

L11 vs. L10

     

 Thurs, Aug 3, 9:00am

       

Goodwill Game (both teams are already eliminated)

B      

L12 vs. L9

     

 Thurs, Aug 3, 12:00pm

       

Goodwill Game (both teams are already eliminated)

17      

L15 vs. W13

     

 Thurs, Aug 3, 3:00pm

       

International Elimination Game

18      

L16 vs. W14

     

 Thurs, Aug 3, 6:00pm

       

US Elimination Game

 
No Games on Friday, Aug 4.
 
19      

W15 vs. W17

     

 Sat, Aug 5, 2:00pm

       

International Final.  Single Elimination.  On ESPN+

20      

W16 vs. W18

     

 Sat, Aug 5, 5:00pm

       

US Final.  Single Elimination.  On ESPN+

 
21      

W20 vs. W19

       Sun, Aug 6, 6:00pm         World Championship.  Single Game.
Broadcast Live on ESPN2.


Color Key:

International Bracket Game

US Bracket Game

Goodwill or Exhibition Game

World Championship Game

* Actual Innings column:   Integer Inning (Fractional inning if not the same)
For Fractional inning:
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) or 15 run rule (4th 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.
ESPN+ is a subscription streaming service.  Note that ESPN+ games are archived only for a short time, but some are available on Youtube.
First Pitch Time and Last Play Time are taken from the timestamp on my photographs, and are not official.  They are extremely accurate, however.


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2023 Intermediate World Series Game Chart
Preliminary
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.

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2023 Home Runs
See Home Runs for ALL years on one page

There were 21 home runs in 2022.
Links on the player name will take you to a photo gallery for this home run.

HR # (all years) HR# (2023) Game Player w/Photo link Total Hit
(on Last one)
Uniform # Team Comments
               
               
               
               

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Umpires for 2023
See Umpires for ALL years on one page

Thank You Umpires!!
The Umpire section of the photo site can be found here
The umpires for all 7 World Series will be announced on TBD, 2023
Umpire section on the Photos Site (currently goes to 2022 umpire section)

 

 

     
     
     
     

 

 

 

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 an Umpire section on the Photos site for the World Series (currently points to 2022).  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.

See below for more information on the LLIWS umpires.

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Intermediate Division Basics
Note that everything written here is my understanding of the rules, and should be considered unofficial.

 
Intermediate Division Basics

The information provided here is unofficial.  It has been gathered from multiple sources, including the Little League Rule Book.

 

Distance between bases 70 feet.  Home to first:  Measured from back of the plate (3rd base line) to the far end of the base (see diagram below).
              Second base:  Measured from the foul lines to the MIDDLE of the base. 
              Home to third:  Measured from back of plate (1st base line) to the far end of the base.
Distance, Pitchers rubber to the plate 50 feet.  Measured from the front of the pitching rubber to the back (point) of the plate.
Distance to outfield fence. 200 feet or greater is "recommended" by the rule book, but it is almost always much further than that unless being played by younger age groups.  13 year olds would hit far too many home runs at 200 feet.  Even with the new bats.
Max Baer park is 259 feet with a 10 foot high fence.
Team sizes Typically 13 or 14 players, but can be fewer.  The maximum is 14 players, one manager, and up to 2 coaches (new starting in 2019: one manager and one coach if 11 or fewer players).  Some international teams will also have an interpreter.
Innings played 7.  Can be as few as 4 (15 run rule) or 5 (10 run rule).  Each game must have a winner, so extra innings are possible.
Extra Inning Rule Starting in the 9th inning (8th inning for Majors and below), each half inning will start with the last player scheduled to bat that half inning placed on 2nd base.  An eligible substitute or special pinch runner may be inserted for the runner.  This was a new tournament rule starting in 2019 (No games in the 2019 LLIWS went to the 9th inning).
Age Group 11-13 year olds.  With the change in the league age cutoff dates starting in 2018 no player will be over 13 during the World Series.
Max runs per inning No limit.
Leading off, stealing Leading off and stealing are permitted.
On Deck Batter On-deck batters are allowed.  A recent rule change requires them to be in the on-deck circle closest to their dugout.  Previously they had been positioned behind the batter (3rd base side for a right handed batter).
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.  The starter may not re-enter the game until the sub has met the required minimum play.  Note that the term "married to" is not in the rule book, but is a common method of referring to it.
Minimum Play:
   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.
A substitute may not be removed from the game until he/she has met is mandatory play requirements.
A starter MAY be removed before meeting minimum play, but must eventually meet the requirements.
The batting rotation is 9 batters.  I.E. there is no "continuous batting" order in tournament play.
A team which starts the game with only 11 players may only have two coaches (including the manager) on the field.  Teams which start with 12 or more players may have 3 coaches on the field. (This was new in 2019)
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/her only once per game, but the same player may be an SPR in multiple innings.  The special pinch runner must not be in the lineup at the time.  A player for whom a special pinch runner is used is not removed from the lineup, and need not have completed his/her mandatory play requirements when he/she is run for.
Tournament rules adds the 2 per game limitation that is not in the regular season rules.
Note that a player may run for the player for whom he is a substitute (I.E. "married to") without it counting as a Special Pinch Runner.  In this case it is simply a substitution.
Pitch count limits

13 year olds (league age) are limited to 95 pitches.  11-12 year olds (league age) 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/she may finish the batter and still be considered to be within the range.
A pitcher removed from the mound may return provided that he/she has played a different defensive position since pitching (was not removed from the game).  He/she can return only once.
A player who has played as catcher for 4 or more innings may not pitch that day.
A pitcher may not pitch in 2 games on the same day.
A pitcher may not pitch on three consecutive days under any circumstances. (This was new in 2019)

10 Run Rule
and
15 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 without finishing the inning.
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.

New starting 2018: 15 run rule (same as 10 run rule, but for a 15 run lead one inning earlier).  Note that this rule was used in 2018, but was not in the printed rule book until 2019.  The rule was used twice during the 2018 LLIWS and once in the 2019 LLIWS.
If a team is behind by 15 or more runs after they have batted in the 4th inning the game is over.
If a team achieves a 15 run lead in the bottom of the 4th inning, the game is over without finishing the inning (in innings after the 4th, the 10 run rule takes affect).
If a team achieves a 15 run lead in the top of the 4th inning, the bottom of that inning is played and the game will end at the end of that inning if the lead is still 15 or more runs (in innings after the 4th, the 10 run rule takes affect).

Video Replay Video Replay is added in 2022.  Each team may challenge specific calls until they have two unsuccessful challenges, plus one in extra innings.  

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  Max Baer 1 Specifics
Distance from the plate to the outfield fence About 259 feet.  The signs on the outfield fence say 255, but is is actually a little farther.
It is very consistent to all areas in fair territory.
Outfield Fence Height About 10 feet.
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).
Home/Away Dugouts The home dugout is on the 3rd base side.  This is the way all fields are used at Granada Little League, and how the scoreboards are set up.  The scoreboards on the majors/minors fields look backwards because of this, with the home team on the left side of the scoreboard.  The dugouts are not ALWAYS used that way, however.
Both the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics have their home dugouts on the 3rd base side.  It is more common for MLB teams to have the home dugout on the 1st base side (18 of 30 teams).
Bull Pens Bull pens are down the 1st and 3rd base lines.
About the field The field is in Max Baer Park, and is part of the Livermore Area Recreation and Parks District (LARPD).  It is used by Granada Little League during the regular season.  All of Granada Little League's fields are at this location.  Fields 1-4, used for minors and majors, are adjacent, and are on the school district property.  Max Baer 1 and Max Baer 2 (90s field SW of MB1) are part of LARPD (Livermore Area Recreation and Parks District).
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.
Dogs Dogs are NOT permitted.  However, there is a dog park 60 feet beyond the Left Field fence with a view of the games.
Weather Station Visit the Max Baer Park Weather Station, which is on top of the press box.

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  Intermediate World Series Details
   The information provided here is unofficial.  Some of it is based on past year's details.

 

Why the most exciting? The Intermediate World Series is the most exciting of the 7 Little League World Series to watch.  It is the first year that the runners can lead off the bases before the pitch, requiring the pitchers to hold them on.  At 70 feet between bases, it is far easier to steal than in the Junior or Senior World Series which have 90 feet between bases.  Stealing is FAR from automatic, however, at this level of play.  Expect to see runners picked off at 1st, and to be thrown out stealing.
The oldest players are 13, so the kids are still kids.  One year can make quite a difference from the 12 year olds in the Major's World Series, however.  They can hit the ball much further.
History The Intermediate World Series started in 2013, and has always been played at Max Baer 1 field in Livermore.  See "World Series stats and Information by year" for additional information.
Team Accommodations The teams stay at a hotel, and are bussed to and from the field.  This includes the host team, even though in some years many of them live closer to the field than the hotel is.  This provides them with the full experience.  Teams may remain for the entire time, even after being eliminated.  Teams are encouraged to be at the fields for other's games.
Opening Ceremonies In 2022 the Opening consisted of a banquet held at the hotel.
Games All games are played on Max Baer 1 field.  Four games per day from Sunday through Thursday.  Friday is an off day.  Teams often do an activity on Friday.
Saturday has the US and International Championship games, with the finals on Sunday.
Tournament Format The tournament is set up very much like the Williamsport Tournament but with 6 teams in each bracket rather than 10 (Williamsport increased from 8 to 10 in 2022).
   All 4 Little League Baseball World Series and the 12 yr old Softball World Series follow this format.  The Jr and Sr. Little League Softball World Series follow a Pool Play format.
It is a Modified Double Elimination format.
There are separate US and International brackets.
Within the brackets, the tournament is double elimination up to the US and International Championship games.
   Those championship games will feature one team that is undefeated, and one team with one loss.
   A single game decides who goes on to the championship game, so it is possible for a team to be eliminated after only one loss.  In the US bracket this has happened 4 of the 7 years.  In 2019 it happened for the first time in the International Bracket.
The final game is the World Championship between the US and International champions, and is a single game.
This is the only game in competition in which US and International teams play each other.
There are two consolation games which have US vs. International teams, but both teams are already eliminated prior to those games.
Because there is a non-binary number of teams (not 2, 4, 8, 16....) a bracket format necessitates that some teams receive a bye at some point, which is best placed at the beginning of the tournament.
   With 6 US and 6 International teams, two from each will have a bye.  The other 8 teams will play the four games on the first day, with the winners playing the teams with byes on the second day.
   The initial placement of regions on the bracket, including which teams receive a bye, is done via a random drawing held in the spring.
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.
Any team losing their first two games will play a Goodwill Game.  Some teams in the Goodwill Game may have already played 3 games.
The way the brackets are set up, it is POSSIBLE to have no team lose both of their first two games, but that has never happened.
The minimum number of games to win the World Series is 4 or 5, depending on whether the team has a bye in the first round (2 US and 2 International teams have a first round bye)
Maximum # of games It is possible for a team to play all 7 days of play.  This would happen if a team wins on Sunday, loses their second game on Monday, then wins through to get to the Championship game.  Teams with a Sunday bye could play a maximum of 6 games by losing their first game and winning through to the Championship game.
So far the maximum a team has played is 6 games.  This has happened several times.
Prior to 2018, International teams could play a maximum of 6 games (5 in 2013) due to one less team in that group (2 less in 2013).
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.  Livermore Baseball played 6 games in 2018, losing their first game, then winning 4 straight to get to the World Championship game.  In 2022 the West team played 6 games in a row, losing the US Championship game.
No team is scheduled to play more than one game per day.  Postponements or suspended games could alter this.  There have been no postponed or suspended games in the Intermediate World Series so far.  Rain in July/August is EXTREMELY rare, and minimal when it does happen.  One game had a small amount of rain following the final game of the day.  Not enough that it would have stopped the game.  In 2018 we had a power outage following the US Championship due to a transformer blowing out (NOT a transformer on the pole by the field).  It was still light out so most people did not notice it.
Video Review Video Review was added in 2022.  Each team may challenge specific calls until they have two unsuccessful challenges.  In extra innings, each team gets one unsuccessful challenge.  Unused challenges are not carried over into extra innings.  2022 saw roughly 2 challenges per game, with about half resulting in the call being overturned.  The Championship game ended with a call being overturned, resulting in the 3rd out.
Practices, batting cages, and warm-ups The Saturday before the first games the teams practice on the Granada Little League fields and MB2.  No practices take place on MB1 (the World Series field).  Teams were assigned warm-up times and fields, and also batting cage times.  There are 4 batting cages.
Before each game each team will have a time slot in the batting cages.  Each team is also permitted 10 minutes of warm-up time on the game field just prior to the game for infield and outfield practice.  In 2017, the Central team did the warm-ups before their 2nd game without using any baseballs (click to see photos).
Umpires TBD Little League umpires from around the world will work the World Series in 2023.  2022 had 12 umpires.  2019 had 14 umpires.  2018 had 13 umpires.  All previous years there had been 12 umpires.
There are 6 umpires on the field at all times, with a plate umpire, one at each base, and one down each baseline.
All umpires are generally present at the Challenger game.
Consolation Games Two Consolation games are played.  These games assure that every team will play at least 3 games.  Both games pair a US team against an International team. 
These are the ONLY games other than the Championship game to have a US team play an International team.
The four teams that lose on Tuesday (the first day of the elimination portion of the bracket) will play in the consolation games.
These games are played under the same rules as the competition games, and have the full teams of 6 umpires participating.
Consolation games may have a time limit set to avoid delays in later games.
Stats in these games count in the LLIWS statistics.
They are photographed the same as the other games.  They are NOT broadcast on ESPN+, however.
Time between Games It normally takes 50 to 60 minutes between games (last play of game until the first pitch of the next game).  During this time the field is prepped, new baselines and batters boxes are chalked (by a dedicated volunteer field crew).  The next game's teams each get 10 minutes on the field for warm-ups.  Before the first pitch, the umpires and players are introduced, and the national anthems are played.  It adds up quickly.  Note that the first pitch and last play time for each game is recorded above.  It is available on the past year's pages back to 2014.  These times are taken from the time stamp on my photographs, so while "unofficial" they are extremely accurate.
TV Coverage This year all games in competition will be broadcast on ESPN+, which is an online subscription service.  The World Championship game on August 7th will be broadcast on ESPN2.  The Challenger game and the two Consolation Games will likely not be broadcast.  The ESPN+ games are available for replay for a limited time (about 30 days).
Closing There are no closing ceremonies.  The World Champion team will celebrate on the field immediately following the game.  Teams leave the day after the championship game unless they have made other arrangements.
US States Represented so far See list by year here.  17 Total.  Central: Michigan, Minnesota, Indiana, Iowa;   CA57: California:  East: Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey;  Southeast: North Carolina, West Virginia, Florida, Alabama;  Southwest: Texas, New Mexico;  West: Arizona, Hawaii, California.
International Countries Represented so far See list by year here.  13 Total.  Asia Pacific: Japan, South Korea;  Europe-Africa: Czech Republic, France, Netherlands;  Latin America: Ecuador, Curacao, US Virgin Islands, Venezuela, Mexico, Puerto Rico.  Regions with only one country: Australia, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico.
Note, starting in 2018, Puerto Rico and Mexico alternate with their own region in the LLIWS.  The other team competes for the Latin America region.

 

World Series stats and Information per year
  Rec-
ord for a year
Total
thru
2022
2013
(Inaugural year)
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
2021
2022 2023
Dates     July 30 to Aug 5
Tues to Mon
Games played every day
July 29 to Aug 4
Tues to Mon
Games played every day
Aug 2 to Aug 8
Sun to Sat
Games played every day
July 31 to Aug 7
Sun to Sun.
No Fri games
July 30 to Aug 6
Sun to Sun
No Fri games
July 29 to Aug 5
Sun to Sun
No Fri games
July 28 to Aug 4
Sun to Sun
No Fri games
Aug 2-9, 2020
Aug 1-8, 2021
Cancelled
July 31 to Aug 7
Sun to Sun
No Fri games
July 30 to Aug 6
Sun to Sun
No Fri games
Total games   172 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 23 plus the Challenger Game 23 plus the Challenger Game   23 23
Teams   90 6 US and 4 International 6 US and 5 International (Europe-Africa added) 6 US and 5 International 6 US and 5 International 6 US and 5 International 6 US and 6 International (Australia added) 6 US and 6 International.  Mexico in alternating spot.   6 US and 6 International.  Puerto Rico in alternating spot. 6 US and 6 International.  Mexico in alternating spot.
Home Runs
   link to home run page
22 114 5 10 22 (one inside park) 17 22 1.  Jason Krakoski of Livermore Baseball 16   21  
Home Runs per Game 1.05 0.66 0.26 0.48 1.05 0.81 1.05 0.04 0.70   0.91  
Grand Slams 2 6 1 1 2 (both in losing efforts) 0 1 (to tie game on last out) 0 0   1  
Most home runs by a team (all games) 6   1 (5 teams) 3 (East) 5 (East) 3 (Canada & Latin America) 6 (East) 1 (Dist 57) 6 (Latin America)   6 (Asia-Pacific)  
Most home runs by a team in one game 4   1 (several) 1 (several) 3 (Southwest) 2 (East) 3 (East, Puerto Rico) 1 (Dist 57) 3 (LA twice, SE)   4 (Asia-Pacific)  
Most home runs by a player (all games) 4   1 (5 players) 2  (Tristan McDonough - East) 2 (5 players) 2 (2 players) 3 (Jackson Chourio - LA) 1 (Jason Krakoski -Dist 57) 4 (Aden Malpass - SE)   4 (Min Yong Han - AP)  
Most home runs by a player in one game 3   1 (multiple players) 1 (multiple players) 2 (Jake Krzemienski) 1 (multiple players) 2 (2 players) 1 (Jason Krakoski -Dist 57) 3 (Aden Malpass - SE)   3 (Min Yong Han - AP)  
Lowest Uniform # HR #2   #9 (CA57) #4 (Southeast) #4 (Canada) 2 (Southeast) 2 (Southwest) 13 (Dist 57) #6 (Southeast)   #9 (Southeast)  
Total Runs Scored 334 2010 205 232 245 226 199 272 334   297  
Average Runs per Game 14.6 11.7 10.8 11.0 11.7 10.8 9.5 11.8 14.6   12.9  
Average Runs per Inning (6 outs) 2.28 1.79 1.69 1.65 1.72 1.64 1.38 1.91 2.28   2.01  
Max Tot Runs in a game 30   20 19 26 18 21 23 28   30  
Min Tot runs in a game 2   4 5 3 2 2 3 3   3  
Max runs in an inning (one team) 17   11 - AP 7 - twice: AP, PR 7 - AP 9 - LA 7 - PR 17 - AP 10 - LA   7 - 3 teams  
Max runs in an inning (both teams) 17   11 - AP 9 - East & SW 7 - several games 9 - LA 8 - SE & SW 17 - AP 12 - SW & West   11 - EA & PR  
Max runs scored by a team in full tournament 79   51 - AP (4 games) 37 - PR (5 games) 56 - AP (5 games) 49 - West (6 games) 35 - PR (5 games) 79 - AP (5 games) 56 - Mexico (6 games)   41 - AP (5 games)  
Min runs given up by team in tournament 4   4 - AP
World Champ
12 - West
World Champ
14 - SE
US champ
10 - SE & AP
AP: Int champ
10 - CA57 5 - AP
World Champ
17 - CA57   4 - CA57
World Champ
 
Mins runs per game given up by team in tournament 1.0   1.0 - AP
World Champ
3.0 - West
World Champ
3.0 - AP
World Champ
2.5 - SE & AP
AP: Int champ
2.5 - CA57 1.0 - AP
World Champ
4.0 - SE
World Champ
  1.0 - CA57
World Champ
 
Total At Bats 1273 9219 1002 1147 1148 1110 1120 1159 1273   1260  
Total Hits 430 2649 278 308 326 330 285 323 369   430  
Overall batting average .341 .287 .382 .269 .284 .297 .254 .279 .290   .341  
Max hits by a team  (one game) 21   18 - AP 17 - PR 20 - East 17 - East 16 - East 17 - AP 20 - Mexico   21 - CA57  
Max hits by a team in full tournament     52 - AP (4 games) 46 - PR (5 games) 54 - East (6 games) 58 - West (6 games) 44 - East (6 games) 63 - AP (5 games) 65 - Mexico (6 games)   65 - West (6 games)  
Max batting ave by a team in one game .700   .500 .500 .607 .483 .467 .567 .541   .700 (CA57)  
Min Batting ave by a team in one game .000   .000 (perf game) .115 .048 .000 .080 .000 .048   .095  
No Hitters
(Links to Game Changer)
2 4 1
    D57 - Evan Wolfe
    (5 innings - perf game)
0 0 1
   LA - 2 pitchers (5 inn)
0 2
   AP - 4 pitchers (4 inn - perf game - all strikeouts [12])
   AP - 4 pitchers (4 inn)
0   0  
Min errors by a team, full tournament 1   3 - CA57 (4 games) 2 - Canada (3 games) 3 - CA57 (3 games)
    & AP (5 games)
1 - AP (4 games) 1 - Canada (3 games) 1 - AP (5 games) 4 - LA (4 games)   1 - CA57 (4 games)  
Total errors, all teams   658 70 95 82 69 62 86 128   66  
Max errors by one team in a game 10   5 10 5 6 6 8 6   6  
Ave Length of a game 2:23 2:15   2:12 2:21 2:23 2:18 2:00 2:15   2:21  
Longest game 3:34     2:52 3:32 3:34 (9 innings) 3:17 2:45 3:20   3:02  
Shortest game 1:25     1:46 1:30 1:34 1:34 1:25 1:25   1:41  
Max # of innings
  see note below
10   7.0 9.0 8.0 9 (8.9) 9 (8.7) 8 (7.9) 8.0   10 (9.6)  
# extra inning games 2 13 0 2 (one 8, one 9) 2 1 2 (one 8, one 9) 2 2   2

 

Ave Run differential 8.2 5.7 5.0 5.0 5.1 5.6 3.5 8.2 6.8   5.5  
# games 10 run rule 6 29 5 0 2 5 1 6 5   5  
# games 15 run rule 2 4 Rule not in place Rule not in place Rule not in place Rule not in place Rule not in place 2 1   1

 

Total attendance     About 36,145 About 37,485 About 40,430 About 34,595 About 30,085 About 52,000. About 55,000.   TBD  
Championship Game Attendance     6650 10,000     About 12,000   12,260   TBD

 

Weather 102F
Max
  Cool, relatively. 88F (31C) was the highest high Hottest so far.  102F (39C) several days.  Low humidity. Cool, relatively.  88F (31C) was the highest high 91F (33C) was the hottest, so quite nice. 101F (38C) midweek.  Humidity came up on Thursday.  Gorgeous (mid 80s) on Saturday and Sunday for Championships. Low 90s (32-33C) most of the week. Sunday was about 100 (38C).  The 2nd game was the hottest, as games were running late.  It cooled down to the high 80s after that, until the final weekend when it was in the 90s.   High 80s, low to mid 90s most of week.  Humidity went up (to 50% or so) mid week.  Beautiful baseball weather for last 2 days. TBD
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.
Announcers:  Mark Neely, Chris Burke
The Championship game was televised by ESPN2.
Announcers:  Mark Neely, Eduardo Pérez
The Championship game was televised by ESPN2.
Announcers:  Mark Neely, Dallas Braden
The Championship game was televised by ESPN2.
Announcers: Mark Neely, Chris Burke
US, International Championships televised on ESPN3.
Final game televised on ESPN2
Announcers: Mark Neely, Mike Rooney
US, International Championships televised on ESPN+.
Final Championship Game televised on ESPN2.
This was the first time that a remote studio was used.  All camera feeds were sent to a studio in Orlando via satellite link.
Announcers: Mark Neely, Mike Rooney
All 21 competition games were televised on ESPN+, with the World Championship game broadcast on ESPN2.

Note that ESPN+ is an online subscription service.

The EPSN+ games are available for replay for a short time after the World Series.  Some are available on Youtube.
Announcers: Mark Neely, Mike Rooney

  All 21 competition games were televised on ESPN+, with the World Championship game broadcast on ESPN2.

Note that ESPN+ is an online subscription service.

The EPSN+ games are available for replay for a short time after the World Series.  Some are available on Youtube.

Announcers for final games:  Jonathan Yardley & Mike Rooney

Likely the same as 2022
Livestream         Link to videos Link to videos Link to videos Link to videos or here No livestream due to all games being broadcase on the ESPN family of networks.   No livestream due to all games being broadcase on the ESPN family of networks. No livestream due to all games being broadcase on the ESPN family of networks.
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 Bill Nale of eLivermore .com .com was the official photographer with help from Dick Jones for the 2018 World Series.  See Photos Here Bill Nale of eLivermore .com was the official photographer with help from Dick Jones for the 2019 World Series.  See Photos Here   Bill Nale of eLivermore .com was the official photographer with help from Dick Jones for the 2022 World Series.  See Photos Here Bill Nale of eLivermore .com was the official photographer with help from Dick Jones for the 2023 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.
New Lights were installed on MB1
One additional flag pole was added for the additional team (7/21/2018).
Sun shades were installed for the main bleachers

Links above go to photos

Grass was added in foul territory behind the plate and down the baselines.  Some other portions of grass were replaced at the same time, and the inner portion of the outfield grass was extended slightly.  See Photos Here New outfield grass was installed.  See Photos. Outfield Grass was replaced (in the spring of 2020). See Photos.

Press box and other wood repainted.  Foul poles repainted.

 
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
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 28, 4:00pm
The teams attended a game between the Oakland A's and Texas Rangers, Saturday evening, July 27.

See Photos Here

  Banquet at Hotel.  
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 Games played Sunday to Sunday July 29 to Aug 5.  No games on Friday.  Teams went to an Oakland A's game on Friday evening. Games played Sunday to Sunday July 28 to Aug 4.  No games on Friday.   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.
New Rules & Other info

Note that new rules are from Little League International, and not specific to the LLIWS.

              First year of the new cut-off date (August 31 from April 30) for league age.  No player would be over the age of 13 during the World Series starting with 2018.

15 run rule added.

Extra Inning rule (putting a player on 2nd base at the start of each half inning staring in the 9th inning) first in place.  No games went to the 9th inning in 2019.

If a team starts the game with 11 or fewer players, only 2 total coaches (including the Manager) are allowed on the field (new to 2019).

  On deck batters must be on the same side as their dugouts (rule added  in 2020)

Video Reviews added.  Each team may challenge calls until they have two unsuccessful challenges in a game.  One unsuccessful challenge in extra innings.

 
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 over
Freehold, New Jersey
West Seoul Little League,
South Korea
Wins the World Series 10-0
vs. Livermore Baseball (Host)
in a full 7 inning game.
McCalla Little League, McCalla, Alabama (Southeast)
Wins the Word Series 9-5 vs. Mexico.
  Danville Little League (host) wins the World Series 5-2 vs. West Seoul Little League (Asia-Pacific)  
                         
Central Team     Jenison, Michigan Taylor, Michigan Coon Rapids, Minnesota Bedford Indiana Georgetown, Indiana Ankeny, Iowa Georgetown, Indiana   Georgetown, Indiana  
CA57 Team     Pleasanton, CA San Ramon, CA Danville, CA Danville, CA Danville, CA Livermore, CA Livermore, CA Livermore, CA Danville, CA  
East Team     Collier Township, PA Berlin, Maryland Commack, NY Vineland, New Jersey Freehold, New Jersey Commack, NY Nutley, NJ   Toms River, NJ  
Southeast Team     Rutherfordton, North Carolina Barboursville, West Virginia Wellington, Florida Parkland, Florida North Palm Beach, Florida Boynton Beach, FL McCalla, Alabama   Fort Lauderdale, Florida  
Southwest Team     Houston Texas Midland, Texas Laredo, Texas Houston Texas San Angelo, Texas Midland, TX Roswell, New Mexico   Needville, Texas  
West Team     Nogales, Arizona Nogales, AZ Kapaa Kauai, Hawaii Wailuku, Hawaii Wailuku, Hawaii San Diego, CA Petaluma, California   Wailuku, Hawaii  
                         
Asia-Pacific Team     Osaka, Japan Gyeonggi, South Korea Seoul, South Korea Seoul, South Korea Seoul, South Korea Seoul, South Korea Seoul, South Korea   Seoul. South Korea  
Australia Team      -  -  -  -  - Perth, Australia Perth, Australia   Wanneroo, Western Australia  
Canada Team     Lethbridge, Alberta Surrey, British Columbia Montreal / Chateauguay, Quebec Lethbridge, Alberta Mirabel, Canada Coquitlam /Surrey BC Lethbridge, Alberta   Mirabel, Quebec  
Europe-Africa      - Brno, Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Paris, France Brno, Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic   Haarlem, Netherlands  
Latin America     Guayquil, Ecuador Willemstad, Curacao St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Willemstad, Curacao Maracibo Zulia, Venezuela Reynosa, Mexico

Guayama, Puerto Rico

  Willemstad, Curaçao  
Mexico Team      -  -  -  -  -   (See Latin America) Matamoros, Tamaulipas    -  
Puerto Rico Team     Yabucoa, Puerto Rico San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico Humacao, Puerto Rico Guayama, Puerto Rico Guayama, Puerto Rico Guayama, Puerto Rico  (See Latin America)   Caguas, Puerto Rico  
      2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
2021
2022 2023
  Note:  "Total" column includes up through 2022 initially.  It will be updated with 2023 data after the World Series is played.  Length of game averages do not include 2013 as data is not available.  Hits & batting average does not include 2013 and 2014 as the data is currently not available.
  Stats include consolation games.
  For the fractional part of "# of innings", see the Chronological Game Schedule Actual Innings section above.

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  What to expect / Fan Guide

 

Seating There are bleachers for about 900 people.  Attendance varies based on the game, but the Championship game has about 6650 to 10,000 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.
Activities Besides watching great baseball, there are other things to do.  The outfield area of Max Baer 2 often has a lot of people casually watching the game, playing Frisbee, etc.  There are also youth gathering on fields 1 and 2, hitting the ball around.  Often players from World Series teams are joining in.
Restrooms Restrooms are located in the Snack Shack building (green cinder block building with the mural painted on it).  Entrances are on the North side.
Water Fountains There are two water fountains in the park (marked on the Park Layout image below):
  One on the left side of the 1st base dugout of MB1, by the bleachers.  Near the pin booth.
  One by Max Baer 2 field, on the 3rd base side (by the preschool building).  This one is much further away.
Food There will be several food vendors plus the Granada Little League Snack Shack serving a variety of food.
The selections vary each year.
Weather Rain is HIGHLY UNLIKELY.  Rain is very rare in Livermore in the summer.  The rainy season is in the winter.  It doesn't rain in California.  In the summer.
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 2022 was in the high 80s to low 90s.  The humidity went up a bit midweek (~50% - high for Livermore).  Beautiful Baseball weather for many games.
   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.
   The umpires, especially those from colder climates, were laughing when I told them that in 2019.  It was the day before the LLIWS started and was 99 degrees at the time.  Several days later they were all wearing jackets at the start of the evening game.
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 for here.
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 2023 I am once again the official photographer.
My photos of every game will be available for viewing and downloading on this website.  The full resolution photos 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.  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 for baseball (technically you can steal at younger divisions, but you may not leave the base until the ball reaches the plate).
Home Runs Home runs have varied greatly.  2018 saw only 1 home run, mainly due to the new bat standards, but 2019 had 16.  Prior to 2018 the minimum number of home runs was 5 in 2013, and the max was 22 in both 2015 and 2017.  There are two dents in the yellow plastic pipe on top of the outfield fence from "almost" home runs.  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.
Foul balls do NOT have to be returned to the field.  You may keep them.
Never grab the fence with your fingers through if you are anywhere near the batter including down the baselines.  Foul tips and foul balls travel at a very high rate at this level.

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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

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World Series Photos

Bill Nale of eLivermore.com is the official photographer of the 2023 Little League Intermediate World Series.
I am one of the many volunteers at the World Series.
As a volunteer, my photos are provided at no cost.  You may download the full resolution photos from the photo site for free.
Prints and other items may be purchased from the site, at my cost.  I use a site called Zenfolio.  Their rates are reasonable.
It is likely cheaper and faster to download the photos and have them printed at your favorite location, however.

Photos of all games are displayed in albums on eLivermore.com's photo gallery site.
Photos from all previous years are still on the site.

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

I take photos at all of the games, and of events around the fields.
I generally will provide photos of every at bat of every game, although I do miss a few.  I take about 1500 photos per game, and choose about 600 to put on the photo site.
I will also get photos of each team under the scoreboard.

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.  The Zenfolio site will process the gallery, then send you an email to download the ZIP file.

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.

   Feel free to have prints made elsewhere by downloading the photos.
   This may be quicker and cheaper.

 

 

   Go to the Photo Gallery

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About this Page

This web page is produced by Bill Nale, the game photographer for the Little League Intermediate World Series, as part of my eLivermore.com website.
This web site is NOT part of Little League International.
Information on this site should be considered unofficial, but I attempt to maintain a high degree of accuracy.

The purpose of this page is to provide detailed information about the LLIWS, much of which is not provided elsewhere.
My philosophy for the page is "If I were attending the World Series as a parent of a player or as someone living locally, what information would I want to know."
As a Silicon Valley engineer, I am interested in the details.
I have been told numerous times by people that they look for this kind of information at tournaments, and that this is the only tournament, on this page, where they have found it.

The information provided here is unofficial, but it is gathered from multiple sources such as the Little League Rule Book and multiple Little League online sites.  Some information, such as the start and end times of games are taken from my photos, photo time stamps, and other personal observations.

 


 

2023 Intermediate Regional Tournaments
LL Web page for Regional Tournaments is Here

Region

Playoff Dates
 (2022 shown)

Tournament Location
(2022) shown

Winner

Winner City/State/Country

CA57 (Host)

June 18-25

Livermore, CA (GLL)

   

Central

July 17-21

Ankeny, Iowa

   

East

July 22-27

Commack & Dix Hills, NY

   

Southeast

July 22-24

Kernersville, NC

   

Southwest

July 22-27

Houston, TX

   

West

July 20-28

Nogales, AZ

   

 

 

 

   

Asia-Pacific

June 30 - July 2

Hwaseung City, Korea

   

Australia

May 22-26

Mildura, Victoria

   

Canada

July 21-27

Ottawa, Ontario

   

Europe-Africa

July 13-16

Jablonec, Czech Republic

   

Latin America

June 27 - July 2

Willemstad, Curaçao

   

Mexico

 

 

   

In 2023, Mexico gets direct entry into the LLIWS.  Puerto Rico will compete in the Latin American Region

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The Seven 2023 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 2022 site)

2023 Dates

2023 Winners

World Series Location

Tournament Format

Description

Little League Baseball

August 16-27

 

South Williamsport, PA

Modified Double Elimination, 10US, 10Int

"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

July30 to Aug 6

 

Livermore, CA

Modified Double Elimination, 6US, 6Int

70 foot bases, 11-13 year olds.  Max Baer fence is at 260 feet.  Playing off is permitted.

Junior League Baseball

August 13-20

 

Taylor Mich.

Modified Double Elimination, 6US, 6Int

90 foot bases (like MLB) 13 to 14 year olds.  Playing off is permitted.

Senior League Baseball

July 29 to Aug 5

 

Easley SC.

Modified Double Elimination, 6US, 6Int

90 foot bases (like MLB) 13 to 16 year olds.  Playing off is permitted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little League Softball

August 8-14

 

Greenville, NC

Modified Double Elimination, 8US, 4Int

10-12 year old girls.  60 foot bases. 200 foot outfield fence.

Junior League Softball

July 30 to Aug 5

 

Kirkland, Wash

Pool Play, 8 teams go to single Elim.  6US, 4Int

12-14 year old girls.  60 foot bases. 200 foot outfield fence.

Senior League Softball

July 31 to Aug 6

 

Lower Sussex, Del

Pool Play, 8 teams go to single Elim.  6US, 4Int

13-16 year old girls.  60 foot bases. 200 foot outfield fence.

Baseball Formats:  Separate double elimination brackets for US and International.  US and International Championships are a single game, with the winners in the World championship game (always US vs. International).
   The Little League Baseball World Series went to 20 teams in 2022.  10 US, 10 International.
Softball Formats:  The LL Softball World Series (12 year olds) used a modified Double Elimination format, like baseball, except that US and International teams were mixed throughout.
   For the Junior and Senior SB: There are two pools of 5 teams each.  3 US and 2 International.  Each team in a pool plays all other teams.  The top 4 teams of each pool are seeded and play in a single elimination tournament.  Final game is not necessarily US vs. International.
   The Little League Softball World Series will go from 10 to 12 teams, adding 2 US teams for 8 US and 4 International teams.


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Dates for 2022 through 2024

Name (link to 2022 site)

2022 Dates

2023 Dates

2024 Dates

Location

Little League Baseball

August 17-28

August 16-27

August 14-25

South Williamsport, PA

Intermediate (50/70) Baseball

July31 to Aug 7

July30 to Aug 6

July 28 to Aug 4

Livermore, CA

Junior League Baseball

August 14-21

August 13-20

Aug 11-18

Taylor Mich.

Senior League Baseball

July 30 to Aug 6

July 29 to Aug 5

Aug 27 to Aug 3

Easley SC.

 

 

 

 

 

Little League Softball

August 9-15

August 8-14

August 6-12

Greenville, NC

Junior League Softball

July 31 to Aug 6

July 30 to Aug 5

July 28 to Aug 3

Kirkland Wash

Senior League Softball

August 1-7

July 31 to Aug 6

July 29 to Aug 4

Lower Sussex, Del

 

As of 2019, the official websites for all of the World Series are provided by Little League International in South Williamsport.
Note: You are NOT on the official LLIWS website.  This site is provided by eLivermore.com.

Results of past World Series

 

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Links

Intermediate World Series Official Page (link to be added when available)
Little League International
CA District 57

Regional Playoff Results for the Intermediate World Series (link to be added when available)

Photos Page


First game on the upgraded field in 2013.  Granada has the bases loaded.

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