May 13, 1990 |
Victoria Brucker, the girl who captivated the 50th Little League World Series last summer, stepped to the plate in her first at-bat of a baseball game at San Pedro recently and drove a single into short right field. Almost a year after the perky 12-year-old became the first girl to start, pitch and get a hit in a game at the most famous of all youth baseball championships, she is back to basics in the Major Division of the Eastview Little League Senior League.
August 27, 1989 |
It was three hours after the San Pedro Eastview All-Star baseball team had lost its semifinal game in the Little League World Series last Thursday afternoon, and shortstop Tim Harper stood in center field on a makeshift diamond under a maple tree. Harper, a lanky, 13-year-old, blond right-hander, wore a baseball glove on his throwing hand. Steve Williams, the pitcher who couldn't find the plate in a five-run, first-inning outbreak by Trumbull, Conn.
May 6, 1993 |
Few people outside of El Segundo's baseball team noticed when the Eagles beat South Torrance, 4-1, in a Pioneer League game April 21. Media coverage was virtually nonexistent. However, a lack of publicity failed to detract from El Segundo's accomplishment that day. The Eagles set a Southern Section record with their 36th consecutive league victory, a streak that spanned four seasons and three leagues and surpassed the previous record of 35 victories set by St.
August 25, 1989 |
Carl (Tuck) Stotz, who created Little League baseball here 50 years ago, lives two miles from the Little League World Series Stadium in this north-central Pennsylvania town. But he isn't attending any of the 43rd annual Little League World Series games this week. He never goes. He boycotts the championship series every year. "If I were running Little League, I would eliminate the World Series," said Stotz, 79.
July 1, 1993 |
Go east, young man. The advice, given to Matt Acres by his father, Dick, will take the recent Peninsula High graduate to New Hampton School in New Hampshire in the fall for what amounts to a fifth year of high school. The annual cost of attending the prestigious prep school is $18,000, most of which will be footed by the Acres family. But Dick Acres said it will be worth every penny if an extra season of basketball helps Matt get a scholarship to a Division I college.
April 4, 1993 |
Hardly a day passes when Victoria Brucker isn't reminded of the summer of 1989. Brucker became the first girl on a U.S. team to play in the Little League World Series as a member of the San Pedro Eastview All-Star team. She also made history as the first girl to ever start as a pitcher, get a hit or score a run in the series. Upon her return from Williamsport, Pa., the team was presented with baseballs signed by the Dodgers.