1989 Little League World Series

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1989 Little League World Series
Dates August 22–August 26
Teams participating 8
Champion United StatesConnecticut National Little League
Trumbull, Connecticut
Runner-up Taiwan Kang-Tu Little League
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
← 1988
1990 →

The 1989 Little League World Series took place between August 22 and August 26 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The National Little League of Trumbull, Connecticut, defeated the Kang-Tu Little League of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in the championship game of the 43rd Little League World Series.


United States International
Iowa Davenport, Iowa
Central Region
East Little League
Ontario Toronto, Ontario
Canada Canada Region
High Park Little League
Connecticut Trumbull, Connecticut
East Region
National Little League
Saudi Arabia Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Europe Region
Aramco Little League
Florida Tampa, Florida
South Region
Northside Little League
Taiwan Taiwan
Far East Region
Kang-Tu Little League
California San Pedro, California
West Region
Eastview Little League
Venezuela Maracaibo, Venezuela
Latin America Region
Coquivacoa Little League

Championship bracket

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
August 22
Taiwan Taiwan 9
August 24
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 4
Taiwan Taiwan 13
August 23
Venezuela Venezuela 0
Venezuela Venezuela 10
August 26
Canada Canada 7
Taiwan Taiwan 2
August 22
Connecticut Connecticut 5
Iowa Iowa 3
August 24
Connecticut Connecticut 4
Connecticut Connecticut 6
August 23
California California 3 Third place
California California 12
August 25
Florida Florida 5
Venezuela Venezuela 10
California California 1

Position bracket

  Games A & B Game D
August 23
 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 5  
 Iowa Iowa 4  
August 25
     Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 3
   Florida Florida 8
Game C
August 24 (F/7) August 25
 Florida Florida 1  Iowa Iowa  4
 Canada Canada 0    Canada Canada  3
1989 Little League World Series Champions
United StatesFlag of Connecticut.svg
Trumbull National Little League
Trumbull, Connecticut

Notable players

Champions path

The Trumbull National LL went 12–1 to reach the LLWS.[2][3][4] In total, their record was 15–1.

Round Opposition Result
Connecticut District 2 Tournament
Round Robin Connecticut Stratford National LL 23–0
Connecticut Stratford American LL 15–3
Connecticut Bridgeport North End East LL 19–1
Connecticut Fairfield American LL 8–4
Connecticut Bridgeport Park City American LL 0–2
Championship Connecticut Bridgeport Park City American LL 7–0
Connecticut Division 1 State Tournament
Winner's Bracket Semifinals Connecticut Forestville LL 4–0
Winner's Bracket Finals Connecticut Hamden Ron Bernardini LL 17–2
Championship Connecticut Forestville LL 11–6
East Regional
Opening Round Vermont Swanton LL 17–3
Quarterfinals New Hampshire Manchester South LL 1–0
Semifinals New Jersey Cherry Hill National LL 18–6
East Region Championship Delaware Wilmington Brandywine LL 15–5


  1. ^ "Hall of Excellence". Little League Baseball. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  2. ^ "Connecticut State Tournament Results". Unpage.com. Retrieved October 9, 2010.
  3. ^ "East Region Tournament". Unpage.com. Retrieved October 9, 2010.
  4. ^ "The 1989 Little League World Series Champions Story". TrumbullHistory.org. Retrieved November 1, 2010.

Further reading

  • Gallo, Christopher (2014). Unlikely Champions: A Miracle in Williamsport. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ASIN B01K3RAUPY. The Remarkable Journey of the 1999 Trumbull CT Little League Team All the Way to Their World Series Victory

External links

  • 1989 Little League World Series at the Wayback Machine (archived August 31, 2017)
  • Line scores for the 1989 LLWS at the Wayback Machine (archived August 13, 2016)
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