Little League World Series makes history

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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT - Little League officials said history was made as all 16 teams played on the same day for the first time.

Even though it was a day later than scheduled, kids were playing baseball, and it was a beautiful day out in South Williamsport on Friday.

The first game of the Little League World Series started at 10 a.m. at Volunteer Stadium, according to WNEP.com.

The stands were full at both Volunteer and Lamade Stadiums as fans tried to get in as much baseball as possible after all the rain Thursday canceled both the opening ceremonies and the games.

There were games scheduled for just about every hour at the Little League Complex. League officials said the overlapping schedule is to make sure all eight games get played.

Little League expanded to 16 teams in 2001, and officials said this was the first time all the teams played in one day.

League officials said they had a plan if the games run over, as well.

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