Williamsport Welcomes the World For a Night of Friendship


Downtown Williamsport turns into a street festival, as little leaguers and their fans enjoy some local hospitality.

The talk here is about the good food, and the Red Land team, the Pennsylvania State Champs.

  The event is also an opportunity to make friends and some money.

 Vince Matteo of the Williamsport Lycoming Chamber of Commerce  told Eyewitness News”Folks come in. They spend money ,They stay in our hotels they eat in our restaurants they stop in our shops they buy clothes in our stores. It’s just a wonderful ten days for our local economy.”

Hall of Fame pitcher Bruce Sutter signed autographs for fans.

He grew up in Pennsylvania.

He likes watching the games on TV and sometimes feels sorry for the pitchers.

“Ah I  think you had better start moving those fences back. These kids are making these ballpark look awful small. It’s fun to watch them play. You see a lot of good young players out there.”

Good young players who sometimes grow up to be major leaguers

The Little League World Series resumes Saturday, August 29  in South Williamsport. The Red Land team from Pennsylvania takes on Texas for the right to play in Sunday’s Little League World series final against the winner of the Japan.

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