NEW BERLIN — August will mark the 75th anniversary of the Little League World Series, which was first held in Williamsport from Aug. 21-23, 1947 at Carl E. Stotz Field. Originally called the National Little League Tournament, it hosted teams from across Pennsylvania and the surrounding area, and has grown to become a beloved national youth sporting event.

Milton has a special place in the history of the Little League World Series, as it was among those invited to assemble an all-star team to compete at that first ever tournament three quarters of a century ago. Jay Egli, a West Milton native who currently resides in New Berlin, was one of the young baseball players who took the field to vie for the inaugural title.

Staff writer Matt Stulberg can be reached at 570-742-9671 ext. 114 or email

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