Little League World Series gets bigger by 4 teams


August 25, 2019

The Little League World Series is getting bigger.

And a team from Cuba will be making the trip to the tournament no later than 2022 under an expanded format announced Saturday.

The expansion is set for 2021, bringing the number of teams at the Little League Baseball World Series from 16 to 20. Also, four teams will be added to the Softball World Series, raising that total to 12.

Cuba, Panama and Puerto Rico are to gain direct entry to the LLWS on a rotating basis, with each having a chance two out of every three years. When those countries do not have direct entries, they will play through...

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