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2018 Little League® Intermediate World Series
Photos and Information
 

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Overview
Teams
Chronological Game Schedule
Game Bracket Chart
Home Runs
Park Layout
Map to Field / Parade
Intermediate Basics - Field info
About World Series Photos
The Seven Little League World Series
Links
 


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Game Photos are on the
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Dates for 2018 will be announced in November 2017
Some information below is based on speculation, and is unofficial.

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Overview

The Little League® Intermediate World Series will be held at Max Baer Park in Livermore California from TBD to TBD (likely July 29 to August 5, 2017).
This is the sixth year of the Intermediate World Series.
In 2018 the Intermediate World Series featured 6 US teams (one District 57 and 5 regional champions) and TBD (likely 5) International regional champion teams.
There will be TBD total games played 2017 (including the Challenger game).

Note: This page is provided by eLivermore.com.  This is NOT the official website for the World Series.  Click here for the official website.

Regional Playoff Results

The Intermediate Division consists of ages 11 to 13, but will mostly be 13 year olds.
The division is also knows as "50/70" as the distance from the pitching rubber to the plate is 50 feet, and the distance between the bases is 70 feet.
Rules are very similar to the Jr. 80s Division (80 feet between bases) in that playing off and stealing bases are allowed.

Note that the more well known Little League® World Series is the "Majors" world series held in Williamsport, PA in August.

Little League World Series Page
 (select Intermediate from the All Tournaments tab to see regional tournament results)

Results and box scores of past World Series (on LL website)

Temperature and wind speed from the
Max Baer Park Weather Station
Housed above the MB1 press box.


 

Teams
Links an the game numbers go to game photos
Regional Playoff Results

Region Team Record Home
Runs
Day 1
Sun 7/29
Day 2
Mon 7/30
Day 3
Tues 7/31
Day 4
Wed 8/1
Day 5
Thurs 8/2
  Day 7
Sat 8/4
Day 8
Sun 8/5

US

East                      
CA 57
(host)
                     
West                      
Central                      
Southeast                      
Southwest                      


International

Puerto
Rico
                     
Canada                      
Asia-
Pacific
                     
Latin
America
                     
Europe-Africa                      

All teams played a minimum of 3 games.  In some cases the 3rd game may be a "Goodwill" game.
It is possible for a team to play all 7 days, but it has not happened yet.  So far 4 teams have played 6 of the 7 days.
No team will play more than one game per day.
Results of the Regional Championships

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Chronological Game Schedule
Subject to change.
Dates and Times are preliminary and unofficial

Game Score &
Photo
Link
Teams Date/Time First
Pitch
Time
Last
Play
Time
Length
h:mm
Actual
Innings
Game Type
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Opening Ceremonies

Sat, July 28, 4:00pm          
 
1     Sun, July 29, 9:00am        

International Opening Round

2     Sun, July 29, 12:00pm        

International Opening Round

3     Sun, July 29, 3:00pm        

US Opening Round

4     Sun, July 29, 6:00pm        

US Opening Round

 
5     Mon, July 30, 12:00pm        

International Winners Bracket Game

6     Mon, July 30, 3:00pm        

US Winners Bracket Game

7     Mon, July 30, 6:00pm        

US Winners Bracket Game

 
8     Tues, July 31, 12:00pm        

International Elimination Game

9     Tues, July 31, 3:00pm        

US Elimination Game

10     Tues, July 31, 6:00pm        

US Elimination Game

 
11     Wed, Aug 1, 9:00am        

International Elimination Game

12     Wed, Aug 1, 12:00pm        

US Elimination Game

13     Wed, Aug 1, 3:00pm        

International Winners Bracket Game

14     Wed, Aug 1, 6:00pm        

US Winners Bracket Game

 
15     Thurs, Aug 2, 9:00am        

Goodwill Game (both teams are already eliminated)

16     Thurs, Aug 2, 12:00pm        

Goodwill Game (both teams are already eliminated)

17     Thurs, Aug 2, 3:00pm        

International Elimination Game

18 Thurs, Aug 2, 6:00pm

US Elimination Game

 
No Games on Friday, Aug 3.
 
99     Sat, Aug 4, 9:30pm          
19     Sat, Aug 4, 1:00pm          
20     Sat, Aug 4, 5:00pm          
 
21     Sun, Aug 5, 6:00pm          


Color Key:

International Bracket Game

US Bracket Game

Goodwill or Exhibition Game

World Championship Game

All times are PDT (Pacific Daylight time) which is UTC-7.

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2018 Intermediate World Series Game Chart
Updated at the end of each day

Note:  The US and International Championship games are single elimination, even though one of the teams enters with 1 loss and other with 0 losses.
There is NOT an "if necessary" game if the team from the elimination bracket wins.  The winner of the Championship games goes on to the finals.

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Home Runs

There were 22 home runs in 2017, which ties the record set in 2015 (one in 2015 was inside the park).
Links on the player name will take you to a photo gallery for this home run.

HR# Game Player w/Photo link Uniform # Team Comments
1          
2          
3          
4          

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Park Layout

The World Series games take place on MB1 (Max Baer Park Field 1)

Image from Google Earth

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Map to Fields / Parade

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Intermediate Basics

  Intermediate World Series Stats
  2013 (Inaugural year) 2014 2015 2016 2017
Total games 19 plus the Challenger game 21 plus the Challenger Game 21 plus the Challenger Game 21 plus the Challenger Game 21 plus the Challenger Game
Teams 6 US and 4 International 6 US and 5 International 6 US and 5 International 6 US and 5 International 6 US and 5 International
Home Runs 5 10 22 (one inside park) 17 22
Grand Slams 1 1 2 (both in losing efforts) 0 1 (to tie game on last out)
Total attendance Over 36,000. Over 37,500     TBD
Championship Game Attendance 6650 10,000     TBD
TV Coverage The Championship game was televised by ESPN2.  See photos of the TV production setup
The same equipment was used as is used for Monday Night Football, etc.
The Championship game was televised by ESPN2. The Championship game was televised by ESPN2. The Championship game was televised by ESPN2. US, International Championships televised on ESPN3.
Final game televised on ESPN2
Photos All games were also photographed by Bill Nale of eLivermore.com
About 6300 total. Over 1300 photos appear on this website.
Bill Nale of eLivermore.com was the official photographer
with help from Dick Jones.
for the 2014 World Series.  See Photos Here
Bill Nale of eLivermore.com was an official photographer
with help from Dick Jones.
for the 2015 World Series.  See Photos Here
Bill Nale of eLivermore.com was an official photographer
with help from Dick Jones.
for the 2016 World Series.  See Photos Here
Bill Nale of eLivermore.com was an official photographer
with help from Dick Jones.
for the 2017 World Series.  See Photos Here
Championship Game Izumisano LL - Osaka, Japan (Asia-Pacific Region) Wins the World Series 10-1 over
Collier Township/Chartiers Valley LL  - Collier Township, PA (East)
Nogales National LL, Nogales, AZ Wins the World Series 11-4 over
Liga de Beisbol Samaritana LL, San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico
West Seoul LL, Seoul, Korea Wins the World Series 10-5
over Recreation Little League, Wellington, Florida.
Central East Maui LL (West) Wins the World Series 5-1
over West Seoul LL (Asia-Pacific)
Radames Lopez Little League
Guayama, Puerto Rico
Wins the World Series 6-5
Freehold, New Jersey
 
General Intermediate stats
Distance between bases 70 feet
Distance, Pitchers rubber to the plate 50 feet
Team sizes Typically 14 players
Innings played 7
Age Group 11-13 year olds
Max runs per inning no limit.
Mercy Rule If a team is behind by 10 or more runs after they have batted in the 5th inning the game is over.

  Max Baer 1 Specifics
Distance from the plate to the outfield fence About 259 feet (Max Baer 1 distance)
Outfield Fence Height About 10 feet (Max Baer 1 distance).
Fence The field is completely surrounded by a chain link fence about 10 feet high.  It is much higher behind the plate (see photo below).
Dogs Dogs are NOT permitted.  However, there is a dog park 60 feet beyond the Left Field fence with a view of the games.
Bull Pens Bull pens are down the 1st and 3rd base lines.
Name of the Park Max Baer Park is named for the boxer Max Baer.  Born in 1909, his family moved to Livermore when he was 15.  He became the Heavyweight Champion of the World in 1934.  His son, Max Baer Jr. is an actor, director, and producer known mainly for playing Jethro Bodine on The Beverly Hillbillies.  Max Baer Sr. also did some acting.  While in Livermore, he lived in a house that is within the current park, near where the pre-school building is now, by Max Baer 2 field, on Murdell Lane.

  Some basic rules
Playing off, stealing Playing off and stealing are permitted.
On Deck Batter On-deck batters are allowed.
Substitution &
Minimum Play
There is unlimited substitution (a player may go back in after exiting the game).
Tournament play, including the World Series has different substitution rules than the regular season.  The sub is "married to" another player.  The two of them can be freely swapped, but not with anyone else.
If the team has 13 or 14 players, each player must bat at least once.
If the team has 12 or fewer players, each player must play at least 6 consecutive outs in the field, and bat at least once.
Special Pinch Runner One Special Pinch Runner (SPR) may be used by each team each inning, but only 2 per game.  A Special Pinch Runner may run for another player who is on base.  A player may have an SPR run for him only once per game, but the same player may be an SPR in multiple innings.
Pitch count limits 13 year olds are limited to 95 pitches.  11-12 year olds are limited to 85 pitches.  If they reach the limit during a batter, they may finish the batter.
Pitchers must also observe days of rest until they may pitch again based on the following table:
   1-20 pitches thrown:  0 days rest (may pitch the next day)
   21-35 pitches thrown:  1 days rest
   36-50 pitches thrown:  2 days rest
   51-65 pitches thrown:  3 days rest
   66 or more pitches thrown:  4 days rest
If a pitcher reaches a specific limit while facing a batter, he may finish the batter and still be considered to be within the range.
A pitcher removed from the mound may return provided that he has played a different defensive position since pitching (was not removed from the game).  He can return only once.
A player who has played as catcher for 4 or more innings may not pitch that day.
Minimum # of games All teams will play a minimum of 3 games. Some team's 3rd game may be a "Goodwill Game", having already been eliminated.
The minimum number of games to win the World Series is 4 or 5, depending on whether the team has a bye.
Maximum # of games It is possible for a team to play all 7 days of play for US teams.  International teams could play a maximum of 6 games due to one less team in that group.  In 2015 one team played 6 games in a row, just barely losing the US championship game which would have had them play all 7 days.  The winning team in 2016 played 6 games, after having a bye the first day.  Depth of the pitching staff can become very important.
No team will play more than one game per day.

  What to expect / Fan Guide
Seating There are bleachers for about 900 people.  Attendance varies based on the game, but the Championship game had about 6650 people attending.  Bring lawn chairs or blankets for viewing from the outfield.  Outfield viewing has a casual festive atmosphere.  It is where I took most of my photos from in 2013, and provides excellent viewing.  The outfield area in dead center field is blocked off so that the batter and catcher have a neutral background and are not distracted.
Weather Rain is HIGHLY UNLIKELY.  Rain is very rare in Livermore in the summer.  The rainy season is in the winter.  We had a lot of it this past winter.
Temperature: Highs are generally in the mid 80s to high 90s, and sometimes over 100F.  Lows are generally in the high 50s to low 60s.
Weather in 2017 was in the high 90s for many game.  The Humidity came up on Thursday.  The Championship games on Saturday and Sunday were Beautiful
   For the evening games, it will cool off considerably by the end of the game.  A jacket is recommended for the later parts of the evening games.
Humidity: low.  It's great.  OK, the humidity was up near the end of the week in 2017.  Not Florida high, but higher than normal here.
The drought is over, so the park is greener than last year.  The hills that surround Livermore will be golden brown.  They get that way every year.  Hence the "Golden State".
Photography Photography can be done through the outfield fence with good results.  I took most of my photos from there in 2013 (see photos of the 2013 finals here).  There is a standard chain link fence all the way around the field, which can be a little challenging for photographing, but I had pretty good results in 2013.
Official Photography In 2018 I am once again the official photographer.
My photos of every game will be available for viewing on this website.  They may be downloaded at no charge.  Prints may be purchased at my cost (what is charged by the photo sharing service I use).  You may also have prints made from downloaded images at your favorite photo printing service.  I am a volunteer, like so many others at this event.
What you may bring
  • Lawn Chairs and Blankets to sit on.
  • Cameras (Still and video).  You may NOT broadcast or webcast audio or video without proper consent of Little League Baseball, however.
  • Sunscreen.  There are some shady areas for fans, but not all of the fan areas are in the shade.
NOT permitted:
  • Dogs are NOT permitted.  However, there is a dog park 60 feet beyond the Left Field fence with a view of the games.
  • Coolers are NOT permitted in the park.
  • Tobacco of any sort is NOT permitted at the World Series (or any Little League games)
  • Alcohol is NOT permitted at the World Series (or any Little League games)
  • Scooters and Bicycles may be used to get to the World Series, but may not be ridden inside the park for safety reasons.
Stealing With the 70 foot bases, stealing is easier than in 80s or 90s.  However, at the higher levels of play, while common, it does not happen as often as you would think.  This is the shortest base distance where stealing is permitted.
Home Runs They definitely happen, but it is very much based on the skill of the pitcher vs. the batter.  Many games occur without any home runs, but I have taken many photos of players hitting home runs on this field.  The minimum number of home runs has been 5 in 2013, and the max was 22 (one inside the park).  There is a dent in the yellow plastic pipe on top of the outfield fence from an "almost" home run.
Foul Balls in the stands Foul balls will definitely go into the stands.  Be alert, as you would be at an MLB game.
Never grab the fence with your fingers through.  Foul tips and foul balls travel at a very high rate at this level.

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World Series Photos

Bill Nale of eLivermore.com is an official photographer of the 2018 Little League Intermediate World Series.

Photos of all games will be displayed in albums on eLivermore.com's photo gallery site.  The photos on the photo gallery site will be available at full resolution and are suitable for printing and downloading.

Photos may be downloaded at no charge.
Prints may be purchased at the rate set by the photo service.  I do not mark them up.
You can also make prints by downloading the photos and going to your favorite place to have them printed.

You may use the photos for your own personal use, including on social media.  Teams may use the photos on their team websites.

To Purchase photos on the Photo Gallery site (http://elivermore.zenfolio.com/lliws):
   Go to a Gallery of photos or an individual photo.
   Click on "Buy" on the upper right side of the page.
   Follow the instructions on purchasing.

To download an individual photo or an entire gallery:
   Go to an individual photo (the "download" selection does not appear within a gallery of thumbnails)
   Click on the "Download" selection above the photo.
   Chose to download just this photo or all photos within the gallery.
      If you choose to download the entire gallery, it will be provided in a ZIP file.  A Gallery can be quite a large file.
  

Go to the Photo Gallery

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The Seven 2018 Little League World Series
There are now 7 World Series associated with Little League® Baseball.
Note that the Big League Baseball and Softball World Series have been discontinued as of 2017.

Name (link to site) 2018 Dates Location Description
Little League Baseball   South Williamsport, PA "Majors".  10-12 year olds.  60 foot bases, 225 foot outfield fence (GLL Majors fence is at 200 feet).  No playing off (cannot leave base until ball gets to plate)
Intermediate (50/70) Baseball   Livermore, CA 70 foot bases, 11-13 year olds.  Max Baer fence is at 260 feet.  Playing off is permitted.
Junior League Baseball   Taylor Mich. 90 foot bases (like MLB) 13 to 14 year olds.  Playing off is permitted.
Senior League Baseball   Easley SC. 90 foot bases (like MLB) 13 to 16 year olds.  Playing off is permitted.
       
Little League Softball   Portland Oregon 10-12 year old girls.  60 foot bases. 200 foot outfield fence.
Junior League Softball   Kirkland Wash 12-14 year old girls.  60 foot bases. 200 foot outfield fence.
Senior League Softball   Lower Sussex, Del 13-16 year old girls.  60 foot bases. 200 foot outfield fence.

Results of past World Series

Dates for the 2018 World Series' will be announced in November, 2017

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Links

Intermediate World Series Official Page
Little League International
CA District 57

Regional Playoff Results for the Intermediate World Series

 


First game on the upgraded field in 2013.

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