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1998 Little League World Series

The 1998 Little League World Series took place from August 23–29 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Toms River, New Jersey, defeated Kashima, Ibaraki, Japan in the championship game of the 52nd Little League World Series. The title game was punctuated by a standout performance by future MLB Home Run Derby champion Todd Frazier, who went 4-for-4 with a lead-off home run, and was also the winning pitcher.

1998 Little League World Series
Little League World Series official logo 1998.gif
DatesAugust 23–August 29
Teams participating8
ChampionUnited StatesNew Jersey Toms River, New Jersey
Runner-upJapan Kashima, Ibaraki, Japan
← 1997 Little League World Series 1999 →


United States International
  Georgetown Township, MI
   Langley, BC
  Toms River, NJ
East American
  Greenville, North Carolina
  Kashima, Ibaraki
Far East
  Cypress, CA
  Guadalupe, Nuevo León
Latin America

Pool playEdit

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

August 23

Latin America 1-6 Far East
Central 9-13
(11 innings)

August 24

Latin America 3-4 Canada
Central 1-3 South
Europe 3-10 Far East
West 2-4 East

August 25

Canada 10-5 Far East
South 3-5 East
Europe 8-7 Latin America
West 4-1 Central

August 26

Canada 9-3 Europe
West 4-6 South

Elimination roundEdit

27 August
29 August
27 August
  New Jersey 12
  New Jersey5
  North Carolina2
1998 Little League World Series Champions
Toms River East American Little League
Toms River, New Jersey

Notable playersEdit

Champions PathEdit

The Toms River East American LL lost five games before reaching the LLWS, losing once each in district, section, and state tournaments and twice in the East Region tournament.[1][2]

Round Opposition Result
New Jersey District 18 Tournament
results unavailable
New Jersey Section 3 Tournament
Opening Round   North Wall LL 9-1
Winners' Bracket Semifinals   Woodbridge LL 4-1
Winners' Bracket Final   HTRBA LL 3-4 (9 inn.)
Losers' Bracket Final   Woodbridge LL 15-3
Championship   HTRBA LL 17-3 (4 inn.)
Championship   HTRBA LL 4-3
New Jersey State Tournament
Opening Round   Cherry Hill National LL 4-2 (7 inn.)
Winners' Bracket Final   Randolph LL 13-7
Championship   Randolph LL 2-3
Championship   Randolph LL 7-4
East Regional
Group Stage   South Shore American LL 0-1
Group Stage   Cranston Western LL 6-2
Group Stage   Goffstown LL 11-4
Group Stage   Cranston Western LL 7-1
Group Stage   Brattleboro LL 2-5
Semifinals   Simsbury National LL 1-0
Championship   Georgetown LL 2-0


  1. ^ "New Jersey State Tournament Results". Retrieved September 28, 2010.
  2. ^ "East Region Tournament". Retrieved September 28, 2010.

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