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Chicago team defies the odds with run in LLWS

Chicago team defies the odds with run in LLWS

LITTLE LEAGUE'S BIGGEST STAGE: South Korea's Tae Min Moon (14) leads his teammates in a victory lap around Howard J. Lamade stadium after winning 8-4 over Chicago in the Little League World Series championship. Photo: Associated Press

RUSTY MILLER, AP Sports Writer

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The kids from Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West defied the odds with their run in the Little League World Series.

Even at the end, the youngsters that had brightened a city and caught the imagination of the baseball world didn’t quit.

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Down seven runs to powerful South Korea in the final inning of the championship game on Sunday, the Great Lakes Region champion scored three runs and electrified their fans before falling short, 8-4.

Despite the loss, their story — an all-black, inner-city team named after the selfless pioneer who broke the color barrier in the big leagues — might just resonate beyond their noisy trip through the tournament.

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