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1982 Little League World Series

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Dates  24 Aug 1982 – 28 Aug 1982
Teams participating  8
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Champion  National Little League Kirkland, Washington
Runner-up  Puzih Little League Chiayi County, Taiwan
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The 1982 Little League World Series took place between August 24 and August 28 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The Kirkland National Little League of Kirkland, Washington defeated the Puzih Little League of Chiayi County, Taiwan in the championship game of the 36th Little League World Series. The achievement is recounted in the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary, "Little Big Men."


The historic victory by Kirkland snapped the 31-game winning streak by Taiwanese teams and their streak of five consecutive titles. As of 2011 both of these records still stand, and have never been seriously approached by another Country/State.

Notable players

  • Pierre Turgeon (Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec) - former NHL center
  • Stephane Matteau (Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec) - former NHL player
  • Wilson Alvarez (Maracaibo, Venezuela) - former MLB pitcher
  • Champions Path

    From the information available, the Kirkland National LL had an undefeated record of 4–0 to reach the LLWS. In total, their record was 7–0.


    1982 Little League World Series Wikipedia