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

Carl E. Stotz

1910 — 1992

— A Promise Kept —

 
 
Carl E. Stotz Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2018
1. Carl E. Stotz Marker
Inscription.  "How would you like to play on a regular team with uniforms, a new ball for every game, and bats you can really swing?" Carl asked his nephews.

After Carl received 56 sponsorship rejections, his perseverance triumphed, and in 1939 his dream became a reality: Williamsport, Pennsylvania, became the birthplace of Little League Baseball.

Little League's founder gave a part of Americana to the world. Those who knew him saw a man of profound integrity and character. Truly one of the greatest men of all times. The ideals by which he lived are the ultimate measure of this extraordinary man.

He remains Mr. Little League
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1939.
 
Location. 41° 14.429′ N, 77° 2.677′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming County. Monument is part of the Carl E. Stotz Field Little League Baseball complex, on West 4th Street south of Memorial Park. 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. The Club House (here, next to this marker); Carl E. Stotz Field

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(a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Carl E. Stotz (within shouting distance of 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); Bowman Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); Louise Larzelere Chatham (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. Carl E. Stotz Bio. (Submitted on July 31, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Carl Stotz, 82, Founder of Little League Baseball (New York Times obit, 1992). (Submitted on July 31, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Carl E. Stotz Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2018
2. Carl E. Stotz Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 31, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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