It may not be October, but this weekend there are not one but two World Series to watch.
Which you prefer is likely to depend on your age. Youngsters surely will be drawn to the Little League World Series airing from Williamsport, Pa., on ABC's "Wide World of Sports" today at 3 p.m. (10) and 4 p.m. (7)(3)(42).
Over on the fairways of the Firestone Country Club in Ohio, the World Series of Golf will determine a champion from a field of friendly foes who hold the 1986 Masters Tournament, U.S. and British Open titles, the PGA and PGA Club Pro Championships and the current U.S. and British Amateur titles. The action in Akron begins today and Sunday at 1 p.m. (2)(8).
And speaking of champions, those defending Super Bowl bruisers, the Chicago Bears, will take on the St. Louis Cardinals in a preseason football game tonight at 6 (2)(8).
In baseball, the California Angels have two dates with the Baltimore Orioles. The teams will play today at 11:15 a.m. (4)(36), and again Sunday at 11 a.m. (5).
If it's heavy hitting you're after, there is a 15-round bout for the IBF junior middleweight crown between titleholder Buster Drayton and challenger Davey Moore. "SportsWorld" will televise the fight Sunday at 1:30 p.m. (36)(39) and 3:30 p.m. (4).
For tennis fans, CBS offers a "U.S. Open Preview" Sunday at 10:30 a.m. (2)(8).
Here are other weekend events:
TENNIS: Hamlet Challenge, 10 a.m. ESPN; ATP Championship, 7:30 p.m. USA.
BASEBALL: Mets vs. Giants, 1 p.m. WOR; Braves vs. Pirates, 4 p.m. WTBS.
SPORTS SATURDAY: World swimming and diving championships, 3 p.m. (2)(8).
AUTO RACING: NASCAR Busch 500, 4:30 p.m. ESPN.
BOXING: David Bey vs. James (Bonecrusher) Smith; Mike Weaver vs. Razor Ruddock, 6 p.m. WOR.
FOOTBALL: Chargers vs. Rams, preseason, 7 p.m. (10).
TENNIS: Hamlet Challenge, 10 a.m. ESPN; ATP Championship, 2 p.m. USA.
BASEBALL: Braves vs. Pirates, 10:30 a.m. WTBS; Red vs. Cubs, 11:15 a.m. WGN; Mets vs. Giants, 1 p.m. WOR.
SPORTS SUNDAY: World swimming and diving championships, 11 a.m. (2)(8).