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From BR Bullpen
Carl Stotz is remembered as the Father of Little League Baseball. While having a catch with his nephews in the summer of 1938, Stotz fantasized about a youth baseball league for the boys.
Unfortunately, with the growth of the organization, a rift formed. Stotz was forced out of his job as commissioner in 1955. He later tried to form a rival organization but he was stopped in the courts.
Carl Stotz has been honored in Williamsport with a park and a statue. Little League Baseball also awards the Carl E. Stotz Memorial Scholarship to deserving youth players in Lycoming County.