All-Time Team: Little League World Series Participants That Made it to the Bigs

There is something special, something sublime, about Little League Baseball. All of our parents bought the Picture Day packages that included the baseball cards made with our faces on them and many of us have even bought packages for our children and grandchildren. Little League baseball builds character, it expands horizons and, for many kids like me, it's where a child experiences his or her first career dream. Every young budding little leaguer dreams of playing under the bright lights and although the lights aren't quite as bright in Williamsport, PA as they are at Yankee Stadium, the Little League World Series (LLWS) is the goal for every Little Leaguer. Thousands of Little Leaguers have played in the LLWS since its inception in 1947 but very few have actually parlayed their Little League success into a Major League career so building an all-time roster from LLWS participants is a difficult task... But we never back down from a challenge and thought it would be fun to try. We checked into the Baseball Almanac archives and scoured the net for players that defied the odds and lived out the dream. Here's our list (we even found a relief pitcher with a 30 save season), enjoy!

C - Jason Varitek
1B- Boog Powell
2B- Ken Hubbs
SS- Larvell Blanks
3B- Carney Lansford
IF- Charlie Hayes
OF- Gary Sheffield
OF- Jason Bay
OF- Lastings Milledge
OF- Colby Rasmus
SP- Dwight Gooden
SP- Jason Marquis
SP- Rick Wise
RP- Dave Veres

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