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Uganda Little League team visits Yankee Stadium

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 29, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Very cool to see the Little League World Series team from Uganda in the clubhouse and on the field today.

“I just tried to show them around a little bit, spent some time with them,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “It’s a wonderful story. It takes everyone back to your Little League days. To watch what these kids have accomplished, talking to their coaches, none of them had ever seen an airplane before or ever traveled before, and for them to accomplish what they have is truly amazing. It’s a bunch of kids that really just started to play the game, and to be able to make it to the World Series and to be able to compete at a very high level is truly remarkable.

“It was a thrill for me to meet them because I think, from a human-interest story, we were all excited to watch them play and to see their athleticism. I was talking about the first baseman, the relay throw that he made in one of the games. It was amazing. He basically went out and took the ball from the right fielder and winged it home and made a pretty good throw. So they were fun to watch.”

A few pictures from the Yankees media relations department…




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