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Inaugural MLB Little League Classic A Hit; Manfred Wants Game To Return Next Year

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 21 / 17

The Pirates defeated the Cardinals 6-3 in the inaugural MLB Little League Classic last night in front of 2,596 spectators at BB&T Ballpark in Williamsport, Pa., with most of the evening "dedicated to the youth," according to Joe Mock of USA TODAY. Members of all 16 of the Little League...

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