1979 Little League World Series

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The 1979 Little League World Series was the 33rd Little League World Series. It featured teams from Sherbrooke, QC, Pu-Tzu Town (Taiwan), Aviano, Pordenone (the first LLWS entry from Italy; representing a NATO air force base), Santurce, North Little Rock, AR, Campbell, CA, Grosse Pointe, MI and Ridgewood, NJ.

The Taiwan-Italy game featured some record performances. Italy made a record 11 errors, 5 by David Maarten, while Chao-An Chen struck out all 18 batters in a perfect game, setting the strikeout record. In the finale, Chia-Yi (0.00 ERA, .016 opponent average for the event) beat Campbell, 2-1. Campbell scored in the first but would get no hits (two walks, two errors by Taiwan) against Han-Chao Dai, who became the 5th hurler to toss a no-hitter in a LLWS championship game. Taiwan tied it off B. Fraka in the 5th on a homer by CF Chao-An Chen. In the 8th, 1B Chia-Mou Hou drove in Chang-Kuen Lu with the winner. Taiwan's #9 hitter, C Cheng-Hsien Chang, would later play in the Olympics.

Source: 2012 LLWS Media Guide

Participants[edit]

United States Teams International Teams
Region City League Region City League
Central Flag of Michigan.svg Grosse Pointe Woods, MI National Little League Canada Flag of Canada.jpg Sherbrooke, QC Sherbrooke-Lennoxville Little League
East Flag of New Jersey.svg Ridgewood, NJ Ridgewood National Little League Europe Flag of Italy.gif Aviano, Pordenone Aviano AFB Little League
South Flag of Arkansas.svg North Little Rock, AR Burns Park Little League Far East TaiwanFlag.gif Chiayi, Taiwan Pu-Tzu Little League
West Flag of California.svg Campbell, CA Campbell Little League Latin America Flag of Puerto Rico.gif Santurce Luis Llorens Torres Little League

Results[edit]

Game Results[edit]


Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                         
 Aviano, Pordenone 4  
 Sherbrooke, QC 3  
   Aviano, Pordenone 0  
   Chiayi, Taiwan 18  
 Chiayi, Taiwan 3
 Santurce 0  
     Chiayi, Taiwan 2
   Campbell, CA 1
 North Little Rock, AR 3  
 Ridgewood, NJ 1  
   North Little Rock, AR 3
   Campbell, CA 8  
 Campbell, CA 8
 Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 5  




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