Lycoming County MVP
— City of Williamsport Sports Walk —
Stotz was the founder of Little League baseball. His vision was to give children the opportunity to emulate their Major League heroes. In 1939, his dream gave rise to the world’s largest youth sports organization. He spent years growing the league before establishing the first Little League World Series in 1947. Stotz was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 1975.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1939.
Location. 41° 14.433′ N, 77° 0.271′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming County. Marker can be reached from William Street south of West 4th Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is embedded in the sidewalk. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Ed Ott (a few steps from this marker); Tom O'Malley (a few steps from this marker); John Wilcox (a few steps from this marker); Frank Girardi (within shouting distance of this marker); Mike Mussina (within shouting distance of this marker); Sports & Athletics
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1. Little League baseball: A fork in the road from founder's vision. It was in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in 1938, that Carl Stotz, unemployed and poor, developed his vision of a scaled-down baseball game while seeking recreational diversion for his two nephews, ages 6 and 8. He laid down the rules of play, the dimensions of the field, the type of equipment and the importance of volunteers. (Submitted on July 22, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Carl E. Stotz (Wikipedia). Stotz was commissioner of Little League until 1955. Carl Stotz, a highly principled man, left Little League Baseball Inc. in late November 1955 over honest and valid philosophical differences centered on commercialization and central control issues with the management of L.L.B. Inc., of which Carl's conscience, would not permit him to remain. (Submitted on July 22, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.