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A look at current Cardinals and former little league heroes - A Hunt and Peck

The Little League World Series ended yesterday.

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Yesterday was the thrilling championship round of the Little League World SeriesPennsylvania was defeated by Japan in an offense-packed thriller.  So, in the spirit of Little League, let's look at some former Little League World Series participants that we have come to know and love.

Lance Lynn was a pitcher for the team from Brownsburg, Indiana in 1999. He is one of twelve players in MLB history to have played in a Little League World Series and MLB Fall Classic. Pitching against Colby Rasmus and the Alabama team, Lynn had a shutout going through four before giving up a run in the fifth. Mike Matheny then left him in too long and allowed him to give up a game-ending grand slam in the sixth. - Sporting News

Want to feel old? Waayyy back in 2003 at the age of eleven  Randal Grichuk and his little league team went to the semi-finals losing 14-13 to New England (OF COURSE). The team  then went on to the Little League World Series the following year, placing third in 2004 with a 6-2 record. In 2003, Grichuk went four-for-nine with three RBI and three runs scored. He followed up that performance in 2004 by going twelve-for-nineteen with four home runs, three doubles, eleven RBI, and nine runs scored, all tournament best. - Little League

Ten MLB stars who played in the Little League World Series when they were kids

what else is going on in baseball...

  • Vin Scully will return for 2016, but that is it. - MLB
  • Here are some of Scully's best calls. - Cut4
  • Kevin Kiermaier is foiled by the catwalk. - MLB
  • When you hit three homers in Canada, be prepared for flying hats. - Cut4
  • Should there be a September callup rule change? - Sports on Earth
  • Pat Venditte gets his first hit and at-bat. - MLB

what the cardinals are up to...

  • Watch Ozzie Smith straight-up hurdle a dude. - Cut4
  • Jaime Garcia is pitching really goodly. - Fangraphs

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the nl central

  • Statcast tracks Gregory Polanco. - MLB
  • The Pirates keep finding good catchers. - Fangraphs
  • Jake Arrieta throws a no-hitter. - MLB
    Here are all twenty-seven outs. - MLB
  • Standings:

St. Louis Cardinals 84 46 .646 -
Pittsburgh Pirates 79 50 .612 4.5
Chicago Cubs 74 55 .574 9.5
Milwaukee Brewers 55 75 .423 29.0
Cincinnati Reds 53 76 .411 30.5
weekend scoreboard:
Friday, August 28 Cardinals 4 Giants 5 VEB Recap McC Recap
Saturday, August 29 Cardinals 6 Giants 0 VEB Recap McC Recap
Sunday, August 30 Cardinals 7 Giants 5 VEB Recap McC Recap

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