Little Known Black History Fact: Uganda & The Little League World Series

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  • For the first time ever this year, young baseball players from Uganda made it to the Little League World Series. In the Little League’s 66-year history, Africa had never played in the annual tournament. The kids were discouraged from playing last year because of passport and visa issues, and many of them could not afford the $10 baseball shoes. When many of the children practice in their homeland, they played on rocky soccer fields next to cows, goats and anthills, barefoot with cardboard pieces for each base. Many of the children still live in huts with no electricity but were determined to practice hard and make it to the series this year.

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