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Little League World Series teams, ages, pitch count & more to know for 2021 tournament


Williamsport, Pa., is about to be filled again with the best Little League teams in the nation. 

Sixteen of the best U.S. teams will start competing on Aug. 19 for the first Little League World Series action in nearly two years as the 2020 edition was called off due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

In the 73rd Little League World Series, Eastbank Little League from Louisiana won the title over Pabao Little Little of Curacao. With no international teams this year, an American team will be named champion for the third straight edition. 

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Little League World Series teams

For the first time since 1975, there will only be American teams competing to win the Little League World Series. Since 2010, the U.S. has had states win the Little League World Series four times, while Japan (five) and South Korea (one) have won the remaining six. 

Instead of having one U.S. bracket and another international side, there will be the Hank Aaron championship and the Tom Seaver championship, named for the two Hall of Famer players who passed away over the past year. 

Here’s a look at the sets of teams from the U.S. that will be vying for the 2021 Little League World Series title.

Hank Aaron championship teams

State Team Location
Hawaii Honolulu Little League Honolulu, Hawaii
Nebraska Hastings Baseball Little League Hastings, Neb.
Michigan Taylor North Little League Taylor, Mich.
Washington Eastlake Little League Sammamish, Wa.
Connecticut Manchester Little League Manchester, Conn.
New Jersey Toms River East Little League Toms River, N.J.
Florida Martin County North Little League Palm City, Fla.
Texas Wylie Little League Abilene, Texas

Tom Seaver championship teams

State Team Location
Tennessee Nolensville Little League Nolensville, Tenn.
New Hampshire North Manchester-Hooksett Little League Hooksett, N.H.
Pennsylvania Upper Providence Little League Oaks, Pa.
Louisiana Lafayette Little League Lafayette, La.
Ohio West Side Little League Hamilton, Ohio
California Torrance Little League Torrance, Calif.
Oregon Lake Oswego Little League Lake Oswego, Ore.
South Dakota Sioux Falls Little League Sioux Falls, S.D.

2021 Little League World Series bracket

little league world series bracket
(LLWS)

You can download a PDF of the full of the full 2021 Little League World Series bracket here.

Little League World Series location

The Little League World Series will be back in Williamsport, Pa., with the games split between Howard J. Lamade Stadium and Little League Volunteer Stadium. The former has been hosting games since 1959, while the latter was added in 2001 to help provide more space for games. 

How old are Little League World Series players?

For the second straight Little League World Series, the only players that will be competing are those aged 11 or 12. 

In the past, players as old as 13 were eligible to compete on the teams in the Little League World Series. 

What is the LLWS pitch count limit?

MLB pitchers that face a starter’s workload are often rested four to five days, though some pitchers, when called on, will go on shorter rest. That isn’t the case in Little League. Pitchers are mandated to receive varying days of rest based on the amount of pitches thrown in an outing.

In addition, based on Little League regulations, 11 and 12 year olds cannot throw more than 85 pitches in an appearance. That is a step up from the 75 pitches for 9 and 10 year olds, and 10 pitches under the 95 limit for 13-16 year olds. 

# of Pitches Days of rest
66-85 4
51-65 3
36-50 2
21-35 1
1-20 0

Little League World Series field size

  • 46 feet: Pitching rubber to home plate
  • 60 feet: Length of basepaths
  • 225 feet: Home plate to outfield fence

Both Howard J. Lamade Stadium and Little League Volunteer Stadium feature the same dimensions, with the mound being 46 feet from home plate, the basepaths being 60 feet in length and any point in the outfield checking in at 225 feet away from home plate. 

MLB stadiums feature mounds 60 feet, 6 inches away from the plate and the basepaths are 90 feet in length. 

Who won the LLWS in 2019?

The state of Louisiana took home its first Little League World Series championship in 2019 when the Eastbank Little Leaugue team from River Ridge defeated Pabao Little Little of Willemstad, Curacao. After defeating the Central East Maui Little League team from Hawaii in the United States bracket, Eastbank advanced to the championship and beat Pabao 8-0 in Howard J. Lamade Stadium.

This year, Louisiana will be represented by the Lafayette Little League team. 

List of past Little League World Series champions

Taiwan has dominated the Little League World Series stage as it has taken home 17 titles. The next closest is Japan, which has won nine. California has won seven titles — six from Southern California and one from Northern California.

Year Winner
1947 Williamsport, Pa.
1948 Lock Haven, Pa.
1949 Hammonton, N.J.
1951 Stamford, Conn.
1952 Norwalk, Conn.
1953 Birmingham, Ala.
1954 Schenectady, N.Y.
1955 Morrisville, Pa.
1956 Roswell, N.M.
1957 Monterrey, Mexico
1958 Monterrey, Mexico
1959 Hamtramck, Mich.
1960 Levittown, Pa.
1961 El Cajon, Calif.
1962 San Jose, Calif.
1963 Granada Hills, Calif.
1964 Staten Island, N.Y.
1965 Windsor Locks, Conn.
1966 Houston
1967 West Tokyo, Japan
1968 Wakayama, Osaka, Japan
1969 Taichung, Taiwan
1970 Wayne, N.J.
1971 Tainan, Taiwan
1972 Taipei, Taiwan
1973 Tainan, Taiwan
1974 Kaohsiung, Taiwan
1975 Lakewood, N.J.
1976 Chofu, Tokyo, Japan
1977 Kahosiung, Taiwan
1978 Pingtung, Taiwan
1979 Chiayi County, Taiwan
1980 Hua-Lien, Taiwan
1981 Taichung, Taiwan
1982 Kirkland, Wash.
1983 Marietta, Ga.
1984 Seoul, South Korea
1985 Seoul, South Korea
1986 Tainan, Taiwan
1987 Hua-Lien, Taiwan
1988 Taichung, Taiwan
1989 Trumbull, Conn.
1990 Tainan County, Taiwan
1991 Taichung, Taiwan
1992 Long Beach, Calif.
1993 Long Beach, Calif.
1994 Maracaibo, Venezuela
1995 Tainan, Taiwan
1996 Kaohsiung, Taiwan
1997 Guadalupe, Mexico
1998 Toms River, N.J.
1999 Hirakata, Osaka, Japan
2001 Maracaibo, Venezuela
2002 Valley Station, Ky.
2003 Musashi-Fuchu, Tokyo
2004 Willemstad, Curacao
2005 Ewa Beach, Hawaii
2006 Columbus, Ga.
2007 Warner-Robins, Ga.
2008 Waipahu, Hawaii
2009 Chula Vista, Calif.
2010 Edogawa Minami, Tokyo
2011 Huntington Beach, Calif.
2012 Tokyo Kitasuna, Tokyo
2013 Musashi Fuchu, Tokyo
2014 Seoul, South Korea
2015 Tokyo Kitasuna, Tokyo
2016 Maine-Endwell, N.Y.
2017 Tokyo Kitasuna, Tokyo
2018 Honolulu
2019 River Ridge, Lou.




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