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August 26, 1989 | PAUL McLEOD
Victoria Brucker finished her assault on the record book here Friday by becoming the first girl to start as a pitcher in the Little League World Series. Her outing, however, wasn't successful as Maracaibo, Venezuela, routed San Pedro in the third-place game, 10-1. Brucker lasted just 1 2/3 innings, giving up seven hits and five runs, including a pair of two-run homers. But she became the first girl to strike out a batter when she retired Jose Amaya to open the second inning.
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April 20, 1990 | NIESON HIMMEL
Fire had swept through the San Pedro home of Little Leaguer Victoria Brucker, destroying much of the 13-year-old's memorabilia, including photos taken when she became the first American girl to play in the league's World Series. Victoria, who is staying with her grandmother, said Thursday in a telephone interview that she lost a scrapbook filled with pictures taken throughout her baseball career and several balls she kept as mementos of her home runs. But "I have my uniforms," she said.
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April 20, 1990 | NIESON HIMMEL
Fire had swept through the San Pedro home of Little Leaguer Victoria Brucker, destroying much of the 13-year-old's memorabilia, including photos taken when she became the first American girl to play in the league's World Series. Victoria, who is staying with her grandmother, said Thursday in a telephone interview that she lost a scrapbook filled with pictures taken throughout her baseball career and several balls she kept as mementos of her home runs. But "I have my uniforms," she said.
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August 26, 1989 | PAUL McLEOD
Victoria Brucker finished her assault on the record book here Friday by becoming the first girl to start as a pitcher in the Little League World Series. Her outing, however, wasn't successful as Maracaibo, Venezuela, routed San Pedro in the third-place game, 10-1. Brucker lasted just 1 2/3 innings, giving up seven hits and five runs, including a pair of two-run homers. But she became the first girl to strike out a batter when she retired Jose Amaya to open the second inning.
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August 24, 1989 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, Times Staff Writer
The score was 1 to 0, with the team from San Pedro ahead. Twelve-year-old Victoria Brucker stretched over her bat, and then pulled her long dark hair away from her neck, where it was sticking in the muggy Pennsylvania heat. She picked at the shirt of her uniform. Finally, she stepped up to the plate, and in doing so on Wednesday became the first girl to play on an American team in this youngest version of the national pastime--the Little League World Series.
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August 17, 1989 | PAUL McLEOD, Times Staff Writer
Gary Sloan had just rounded the bases after hitting a first-inning home run Monday night in a Western Regional Little League playoff game when his teammate, the cleanup hitter for the Eastview Little League All-Stars of San Pedro, stepped into the batters box. Victoria Brucker dug in and felt every eye in the crowd of 6,500 spectators at Al Houghton Stadium in San Bernardino upon her. Brucker, the only girl on the field, tugged at shoulder-length black hair protruding from a batting helmet.
SPORTS
November 2, 1990
A series of stories written by Times sportswriter Paul McLeod has been named among the top five entries by daily newspapers nationwide in the Women's Sports Foundation 1990 Journalism Award competition. The stories, which appeared eight months apart in the South Bay Edition, dealt with Victoria Brucker, the 12-year-old San Pedro girl who was the first female to start in a Little League World Series game.
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August 24, 1989 | PAUL McLEOD and In another first-round game, Freddy Ferrer hit a homer and singled home the go-ahead run as Maracaibo, Venezuela, defeated Toronto, Canada, 10-7. and Maracaibo plays Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in the semifinals today. and Miguel Manriquez went three for three and hit a grand slam for Toronto, the Canadian champions. and Manriquez's opposite-field, bases-loaded home run to right-center capped a six-run second inning for Toronto. Kevin Kim added a solo homer in the fourth to put Toronto in front, 7-3. and Latin American champion Maracaibo scored six runs in the fourth inning to take the lead. and Maracaibo's first six batters reached base on four singles, a hit batter and a walk. Ferrer's single put Maracaibo ahead, 8-7. and RELATED STORY: Part I, Page 1.
Victoria Brucker became the first girl to get a hit in the 50-year history of the Little League World Series Wednesday as her Eastview team of San Pedro had 14 hits in a 12-5 victory over Tampa, Fla. First baseman Brucker, the team's cleanup hitter, singled to left field to open the sixth inning, walked twice and scored three runs. She is the second girl to play in the series, the first American.
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March 31, 1991
The San Pedro Falcons, a soccer team for girls ages 12 and 13, will compete in the American Youth Soccer Organization Tri-Sectionals Saturday in Garden Grove. The Falcons earned a berth in the championship round by winning the Section I title March 2 with a 5-1 victory over Moreno Valley in a game played in Pasadena. San Pedro has only one loss, that coming in September in intra-regional play.
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August 23, 1989 | From Associated Press
Far East champion Kaohsiung of Taiwan, defeated a mostly American team from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 9-4, Tuesday in a game that featured the first female umpire in Little League World Series history. Betty Speziale of Dunkirk, N.Y., was the first-base umpire in the series opener at Williamsport, Pa. "It was great," Speziale said. Passers-by called, "Good game, Betty," to the 35-year-old payroll clerk. Several stopped for autographs or to shake her hand.
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August 24, 1989 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, Times Staff Writer
The score was 1 to 0, with the team from San Pedro ahead. Twelve-year-old Victoria Brucker stretched over her bat, and then pulled her long dark hair away from her neck, where it was sticking in the muggy Pennsylvania heat. She picked at the shirt of her uniform. Finally, she stepped up to the plate, and in doing so on Wednesday became the first girl to play on an American team in this youngest version of the national pastime--the Little League World Series.
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August 17, 1989 | PAUL McLEOD, Times Staff Writer
Gary Sloan had just rounded the bases after hitting a first-inning home run Monday night in a Western Regional Little League playoff game when his teammate, the cleanup hitter for the Eastview Little League All-Stars of San Pedro, stepped into the batters box. Victoria Brucker dug in and felt every eye in the crowd of 6,500 spectators at Al Houghton Stadium in San Bernardino upon her. Brucker, the only girl on the field, tugged at shoulder-length black hair protruding from a batting helmet.
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May 24, 1994 | GREG SANDOVAL
Today's pairings (at UCLA): Division 4-A--Woodland Hills El Camino vs. San Pedro, 5 p.m.: Division 3-A--Tujunga Verdugo Hills vs. Sepulveda Monroe, 3 p.m. Last year's champions: Division 4-A--San Pedro; 3-A--Verdugo Hills. Outlook: Top-seeded San Pedro (20-4) is playing for a third consecutive 4-A title, having defeated Wilmington Banning in the title game last year, 7-0.
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August 24, 1989 | PAUL McLEOD
Victoria Brucker, the first girl to get a hit in a Little League World Series game, seems to be holding up well under the onslaught of media attention she is receiving here, her mother said Wednesday. But the family does not want her interviewed again.
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