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

Carl E. Stotz

(1910 - 1992)

 
 
Carl E. Stotz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
1. Carl E. Stotz Marker
Inscription. Founder of Little League Baseball and Commissioner through 1955. Stotz developed the Little League idea in 1938; in the next year three teams played 24 games. It was at this site that Stotz established field distances for the pre-teenage players. The first 12 Little League World Series were held on this field, 1947-1958, and during these years the number of teams grew from 60 to thousands in many nations.
 
Erected 1995 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 14.438′ N, 77° 2.665′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming County. Marker is on West 4th Street (State Road 2014) 0.3 miles east of U.S. 15. Touch for map. The marker is located at the Original Little League fields. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1695 West 4th Street, Williamsport PA 17701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carl E. Stotz Field (here, next to this marker); The Club House (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
Wide view of the Carl E. Stotz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
2. Wide view of the Carl E. Stotz Marker
At Carl E. Stotz Field, the original home of Little League baseball headquarters and playing fields.
(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. Pennsylvania Center for the Book: Stotz, Carl Edwin. (Submitted on June 17, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Sports Illustrated: The Little League. BEGINNING: An authoritative appraisal of a sports phenomenon which has stirred angry arguments among educators, physicians and recreation officials as well as legions of parents—the burning issue of THE LITTLE LEAGUE (Submitted on June 17, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

3. Carl E. Stotz - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

4. Carl Edwin "Tuck" Stotz at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Sports
 
Site of the first organized Little League game image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
3. Site of the first organized Little League game
Located in Max. M. Brown Memorial Park today, it now used as overflow parking for the adjacent Historic Bowman Field.
First Little League game monument image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
4. First Little League game monument
Erected on the fiftieth anniversary of the June 6, 1939 game in a corner of Max. M. Brown Memorial Park.
Little League International Headquarters complex image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
5. Little League International Headquarters complex
The Main Administrative Offices and the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum.
Howard J. Lamade Memorial Field image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
6. Howard J. Lamade Memorial Field
One of the playing fields used today during the Little League World Series each August.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 627 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 17, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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