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Kankakee's Little League goes to the World

Kankakee's Little League va a la Serie

On Aug. 12, 1950 (69 years ago this week), a group of 14 Kankakee boys took the first step on an incredible two-weeks-long adventure they would remember for the rest of their lives. That road would lead them from Kankakee to Champaign, then Norwood, Ohio, and finally to Williamsport, Pa.

Those boys formed the roster of Kankakee’s first-ever Jaycees Little League All-Star team. Piloted by manager Frank Cahan, they would win the Illinois state championship at Champaign, emerge victorious from the Midwest Regional Tournament in Ohio, and come within one game of playing for the 1950 national title at the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania.

On Aug. 12, 1950 (69 years ago this week), a group of 14 Kankakee boys took the first step on an incredible two-weeks-long adventure they would remember for the rest of their lives. That road would lead them from Kankakee to Champaign, then Norwood, Ohio, and finally to Williamsport, Pa.

Those boys formed the roster of Kankakee’s first-ever Jaycees Little League All-Star team. Piloted by manager Frank Cahan, they would win the Illinois state championship at Champaign, emerge victorious from the Midwest Regional Tournament in Ohio, and come within one game of playing for the 1950 national title at the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania.

El 12 de agosto de 1950 (hace 69 años esta semana), un grupo de 14 niños Kankakee dieron el primer paso en una increíble aventura de dos semanas que recordarían por el resto de sus vidas. Ese camino los llevaría de Kankakee a Champaign, luego a Norwood, Ohio, y finalmente a Williamsport, Pa.

Esos muchachos formaron la lista del primer equipo All-Star Jaycees Little League de Kankakee. Piloteados por el manager Frank Cahan, ganarían el campeonato estatal de Illinois en Champaign, saldrían victoriosos del Torneo Regional del Medio Oeste en Ohio, y entrarían en un juego de jugar por el título nacional de 1950 en la Little League World ...

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