The Minor League Baseball World Series is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and it’s celebrating in a slightly different way with an expanded field. The event began on Wednesday in Williamport, Pa. and ended on Sunday, August 28, 2010. This year there are four more teams – two in each bracket – expanding the competition to 20 fields, making it the largest. A race has never been held. Half of the teams are from the United States and the other half are from countries around the world.
International teams will participate for the first time since 2019. The 2020 LLWS has been canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2021, when Taylor North Little League from Michigan won the championship, only American teams were allowed to participate. In the year Fans are welcome in the stands this year as certain family members are allowed to sit in the stands in 2021 due to Covid-19 safety precautions.
Chinese Taipei is second with 17 titles, Japan with a total of 11. Japan has dominated recently, as five of these have occurred since 2010.
Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s competition:
How to watch the 2022 Minor League Baseball World Series
When: August 17-28 Where: Williamsport, PA – Howard J
Great Lakes: Hagerstown Little League; Hagerstown, Indiana New England: Middleborough Little League; Middleboro, Massachusetts Northwest: Bonney Lake/Summer Little League; Bonney Lake, Washington Metro: Massapequa Coast Little League; Massapequa, New York Mid-Atlantic: Hollidaysburg Area Summer Baseball Little League; Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania Midwest: Davenport Southeast Little League; Davenport, Iowa Mt.: Snow Canyon Little League; Santa Clara, Utah Southeast: Nolensville Little League; Nolensville, Tennessee Southwest: Pearland Little League; Pearland, Texas West: Honolulu Little League; Honolulu, Hawaii
Asia-Pacific: Fu Lin Little League; Taipei City, Chinese Taipei Australia: Brisbane North Little League; Queensland, Australia Canada: Little Mountain Little League; Vancouver, British Columbia Caribbean: Pabao Little League; Willemstad, Curacao Europe-Africa: Emilia Romagna Little League; Bologna, Italy Japan: Takarazuka Little League; Takarazuka, Japan Latin America: 14 de Septiembre Little League; Managua, Nicaragua Mexico: Matamoros Little League; Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico Panama: Agudulce Cabzera Little League; Aguadules, Panama Puerto Rico: Guaynabo Baseball Little League; Guinabo, Puerto Rico
2022 Little League World Series schedule, results
All the time Eastern
Wednesday, August 17
Caribbean 2, Latin America 0 Southeast 5, New England 3 Canada 7, Australia 0 West 11, Northwest 1
Thursday, August 18
Asia-Pacific vs. Europe-Africa, 1 p.m., ESPN Midwest vs. Great Lakes, 3 p.m., ESPN Puerto Rico vs. Mexico, 5 p.m., ESPN Southwest vs. Mid-Atlantic, 7 p.m., ESPN2
Friday August 19
Panama vs. Caribbean, 1 p.m., ESPNMountain vs. Southeast, 3 p.m., ESPN Japan vs. Canada, 5 p.m., ESPNMetro vs. West, 7 p.m., ESPN
Saturday, August 20
Australia vs. TBD, 1 p.m., ABCN Northwest vs. TBD, 3 p.m., ABCLatin America vs.