The Little League World Series has been played for over 70 years. It’s been nationally broadcast on television since 1963, showcasing the youngest talent in the world who will one day become superstars. The special kids playing today will go from idolizing Todd Frazier to being idolized by the next generation. As Terrence Mann said in Field Of Dreams, “baseball has marked the time. This field, this game; it’s a part of our past.” Here are the greatest Little League World Series stars from the past that are making waves in MLB today.
Jurickson Profar Powered His Way To The Big Leagues
When the Texas Rangers called Jurickson Profar up to the big leagues for the first time, they had high hopes for the former Little League World Series star. Playing in the 2004 and 2005 tournament, Profar was prolific. Hitting .352 with seven runs batted in, he proved to be a force to be reckoned with.
When times got tough for Curacao (his team), he took the mound and pitched 13 innings, only giving up four runs. His skills were undeniable, and scouts lined up to recruit him. The Rangers won the bidding and he thanked them with a home run in his first career at bat.