SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania team helped Little League set an attendance record Friday night at the World Series.
Little League officials said the game between LaGrange, Ky., and Clinton County, Pa., drew 41,848 fans to Lamade Stadium. The old record of 40,000 had been set twice before, for the 1989 and 1990 championship games.
The Keystone league team from Clinton County plays its home games just 30 miles away from South Williamsport.
Little League officials anticipated a large crowd and moved the game from the World Series' complex smaller venue, Volunteer Stadium, with a capacity of 6,000, to the larger Lamade Stadium. Lamade seats about 9,000, but can accommodate thousands more on the grassy hill above the outfield.