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  • The young baseball players from El Campo, Texas, were not happy just to be in Taylor, Michigan, for the 26th annual Junior League World Series. Their goal was the world championship.

    On Saturday at World Series Field in Heritage Park, the USA Southwest champions won the world title of the 13- and 14-year-old division of Little League...

  • TAYLOR, MICHIGAN – Teen-age baseball players from Texas and Mexico meet in the championship game of the Junior League World Series at 5 p.m. today at Heritage Park.

    The border match-up between El Campo, Texas, and Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico, will conclude the 26th annual World Series for the best teams of 13- and 14-year-old ballplayers...

  • Ron Nakamura and Scott Sato returned to Taylor this past week, 22 years after they became teen-age heroes for the 1984 Junior League baseball world champions from Pearl City, Hawaii.

    Nakamura -- who pitched a five-hitter and hit a three-run homer in the 7-5 championship game victory over Yabucoa, Puerto Rico – is one of the coaches on...

  • When Joey Bonish suffered a knee injury, underwent surgery and then moved out of the country, he was uncertain if he would ever play baseball with his teammates again.

    But by following a rehabilitation plan set by his doctors, Bonish was able to rejoin his team in Taylor for the Junior League World Series.

    Not only that, but he...

  • TAYLOR, MICHIGAN – El Campo, Texas, and Pearl City, Hawaii, will play for the United States championship of Junior League baseball at 8 p.m. Friday at Heritage Park in Taylor.

    In the International championship game at 5 p.m., Maracaibo, Venezuela, will play Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico.

    The winners of those two games will play for the...

  • Luis Portillo, a coach with the Maracaibo, Venezuela, team, has pro experience. He played for Fort Myers, Florida, in the Minnesota Twins organization in the 1990s.

    When it comes to World Series, Portillo knows what he’s talking about. He played for Team Venezuela in the Little League World Series in 1985 and 1986 and the Senior League...

  • Luke Sable, a coach with the Alexandria, Virginia, team in Taylor for the Junior League World Series, hopes to run into Detroit Tigers catcher Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez sometime this week.

    Sable and Rodriguez were teammates on two teams: Port Charlotte in the Florida State League (Class A) and Tulsa in the Texas League (AA).

    “We were...

  • Twin brothers John and Ethan Jarding got it started. After the district tournament, some of their Alexandria, Virginia, teammates copied the style.

    “Everybody thought it was cool,” John said.

    Well, not everybody. There were some holdouts. Eventually, they came around.

    By the time the team won the USA South regional...

  • Fifty-four years before Landon Appling and his teammates from El Campo, Texas, played in the Junior League World Series in Taylor, John Paul Appling was having his day in the sun.

    Landon, 14, is a member of the USA Southwest regional champions currently playing at Heritage Park. John Paul, Landon’s grandfather, played for El Campo in an...

  • TAYLOR, MICHIGAN – The final day of pool play is here in the Junior League World Series and the two spots in the USA championship game are up for grabs at Heritage Park.

    The 26th annual World Series of baseball features the top 10 teams of 13- and 14-year-old baseball players in the world.

    Heading into Thursday’s action, there is...

  • TAYLOR, MICHIGAN – If you’re a fan of games in which either team can win, you’ll love the 26th annual Junior League World Series taking place at Taylor’s Heritage Park.

    It’s anybody’s guess who will win from day to day, especially in the USA Pool, in which each of the five regional champions has at least one win and at least one loss....

  • TAYLOR, MICHIGAN – Former President Bill Clinton and a group of current state and national elected officials will visit the City of Taylor Tuesday afternoon. The event will begin about 4 p.m. in Cameron G. Priebe Plaza next to Taylor City Hall, 23555 Goddard Road.

    Limited parking is available at the City Hall lot on Pine Street east of...

  • Paul Willis and teammates

    When members of the South Bend, Indiana, all-star team gather for a team cheer during their...

  • The U.S. Postal Service in Taylor continues to show its support for the Junior League World Series by offering a commemorative cancellation and cache to celebrate the event.

    Workers from the Taylor Post Office are on site evenings in a mobile retail unit during the World Series, which runs through Saturday at Heritage Park, 12111 Pardee...

  • TAYLOR, MICHIGAN – Visitors and media who will be in town today to see former U.S. President Bill Clinton outside Taylor City Hall are invited to stop by Heritage Park just over a mile away to enjoy the Junior League World Series of baseball.

    The 26th annual international tournament in Taylor features the best teams of 13- and 14-year-...

  • TAYLOR, MICHIGAN – The best teams of 13- and 14-year-old players are competing to become the world champions of Junior League baseball during the 26th annual World Series at Heritage Park in Taylor.

    Day two takes place Monday in what has been called the “big brother” of the Little League World Series for 12-year-olds in Williamsport,...

  • The best teams of 13- and 14-year-old players will compete to become the champions of Junior League baseball during the 26th annual World Series that starts Sunday at Heritage Park in Taylor.

    Games begin at noon when the Junior League team from Jakarta, Indonesia - champion of the Asia-Pacific Region - takes on the Ramstein Air Force...

  • August 11, 2006

    The players and coaching staff of the baseball team from Jakarta, Indonesia, say they aren’t visiting the United States for the first time for a vacation.

    They are in Taylor to win.

    Jakarta, champion of the Asia-Pacific Region, is one of 10 teams to qualify for the Junior League World Series, which begins ...

  • August 9, 2006

    If Lucas Molero was feeling any jet lag after his flight from South America to Detroit Metropolitan Airport, he wasn’t showing it.

    Molero, one of the umpires visiting Taylor for the Junior League World Series of baseball, arrived Wednesday afternoon from Caracas, Venezuela, via Miami, Florida. He was greeted by a...

  • Owners of classic and "souped up" cars are invited to participate in the second annual Kroger Cruise Night from 3 to 8 p.m. August 23 at the Kroger store at 7000 Monroe at Ecorse Road.

    The cruise is a benefit for Toys for Tots. Last year, Kroger raised $1,500 for the cause.

    Mary Haas of Kroger said there is no entry fee...