On This Date 8/21/1947

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The Maynard Midgets defeat the Lock Haven All-Stars 16-7 in a battle of Pennsylvania teams to win the first Little League World Series. The games are played at a stadium in Williamsport on a field near a levee protecting the residents from the Susquehanna River. The first tournament consisted of a dozen teams, most of which were from Pennsylvania. The integrated tournament had more than 2,500 fans on hand for the final, helping to boost youth baseball.