Should A Las Vegas Little League Team Be Named World Series Champs?

 A Little League administrator alleges the Chicago team  that beat Las Vegas' Mountain Ridge Little Leaguers in the championship game last August broke league rules and should be disqualified.

Mountain Ridge was defeated by Jackie Robinson West of Chicago.

Though Little League officials have said they found no wrongdoing, Chris Janes, vice president of Chicago’s Evergreen Park Athletic Association and rival coach, said he has compiled evidence to seems to show otherwise.

Janes alleges the Jackie Robinson West team used players who lived or went to school beyond its Little League boundaries. Janes told "KNPR's State of Nevada" that he used Facebook and other social media tools that he believes shows five players lived outside the boundaries.

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He added that a billboard was even erected congratulating one of the winning team's players, identifying that player as attending a school beyond Jackie Robinson West's boundaries.

Janes said he is just a volunteer and, now that Little League International has said it found no wrongdoing, he isn't sure what else can be done. 

However, he added, if the rules were broken, league rules do not specify that the Little League World Series runner-up would  be named champion.


Chris Janes, vice president of Chicago’s Evergreen Park Athletic Association

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