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Williamsport in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Carl E. Stotz Field

Designated a National Historic Site

 

December 2014

 
Carl E. Stotz Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2018
1. Carl E. Stotz Field Marker
Inscription.  

In August of 1938, Carl E. Stotz, Little League's founder, brought ten boys ages nine to twelve to this very site and laid out the dimensions for a baseball diamond suitable for youth their age. The bases were newspaper, the distance between them was determined by the boys running, and the time between them gauged by a stop watch; 60 feet was the distance selected. Thus, the birth of Little League Baseball.

This is also the site from which the first twelve Little League World Series were played, starting in 1947 through 1958.
 
Location. 41° 14.438′ N, 77° 2.67′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming County. Marker is on 4th Street west of Beeber Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is near the entrance to the Carl E. Stotz Field Little League Baseball office building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1695 West 4th Street, Williamsport PA 17701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carl E. Stotz (here, next to this marker); The Club House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Carl E. Stotz

Carl E. Stotz Field Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2018
2. Carl E. Stotz Field Building and Marker
(a few steps from this marker); "Major" and "Jimmy" Gehron (within shouting distance of this marker); Lycoming County War Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Louise Larzelere Chatham (about 800 feet away); Bowman Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsport.
 
Also see . . .
1. Original Little League Field National Register Registration Form. (Submitted on August 1, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Carl E. Stotz Bio. (Submitted on August 1, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Carl Stotz, 82, Founder of Little League Baseball (New York Times obit, 1992). (Submitted on August 1, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Carl E. Stotz Field image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2018
3. Carl E. Stotz Field
Carl E. Stotz Field From First Base Grandstand image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2018
4. Carl E. Stotz Field From First Base Grandstand
Carl E. Stotz Field image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2018
5. Carl E. Stotz Field
Carl E. Stotz Field Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2018
6. Carl E. Stotz Field Sign
Carl E. Stotz Field Little League Original Field Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2018
7. Carl E. Stotz Field Little League Original Field Sign
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 1, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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