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The 1997 Little League World Series took place between August 18 and August 23 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The Linda Vista Little League of Guadalupe, Nuevo León, Mexico,[1] defeated South Mission Viejo Little League of Mission Viejo, California, in the championship game of the 51st Little League World Series. Mexico made a dramatic come-from-behind win by staging a 4-run rally in the bottom of sixth inning capped by a single by Pablo Torres.

1997 Little League World Series
DatesAugust 18–August 23
Teams participating8
ChampionMexico Linda Vista Little League
Guadalupe, Nuevo León, Mexico
Runner-upUnited StatesCalifornia South Mission Viejo Little League
Mission Viejo, California
← 1996 Little League World Series 1998 →

Contents

QualificationEdit

United States International
  Dyer, IN
Central
Dyer
   Surrey, BC
Canada
Whalley
  Pottsville, PA
East
Railway Park
  Dhahran
Europe
Arabian American
  Bradenton, FL
South
Manatee G.T. Bray East
   Yokohama
Far East
Seya
  Mission Viejo, CA
West
South Mission Viejo
   Guadalupe, Nuevo León
Latin America
Linda Vista

Pool playEdit

United States
Region Record
West 3-0
South 2-1
East 1-2
Central 0-3
International
Region Record
Latin America 3-0
Far East 2-1
Europe 1-2
Canada 0-3

August 18

Europe 0-3 Latin America
East 1-0 Central
Far East 5-1 Canada
West 10-6 South

August 19

Europe 5-0 Canada
West 9-0 Central
Latin America 12-0
(4 innings)
Far East
South 5-0
(8 innings)
East

August 20

Latin America 3-0 Canada
Central 2-8 South
Far East 2-1 Europe
East 0-3 West

Elimination roundEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
21 August
 
 
  Yokohama, Japan0
 
23 August
 
  Guadalupe, Nuevo León 1
 
  Guadalupe, Nuevo León 5
 
21 August (5 innings)
 
   Mission Viejo, California4
 
  Mission Viejo, California12
 
 
  Bradenton, Florida 1
 
1997 Little League World Series Champions
 
Linda Vista Little League
Guadalupe, Nuevo León, Mexico

Notable playersEdit

FootnotesEdit

External linksEdit