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Little Leaguers return home

An enthusiastic crowd of parents, friends and Little League supporters were on hand on Aug. 20 to welcome the Naamans All Stars at their home field in Talleyville upon their return to Delaware from the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

The Brandywine Hundred team was the first to represent Delaware in the youth baseball championship. They won both the state and the Middle Atlantic region championship but were eliminated from advancing the the national and international finals. Nevertheless, the boys, who range in age from 11 to just having turned 13, were hailed by public officials and their mentors as champions.

The team on stage

 
The welcoming crowd  
   
Their names and faces have become familiar. Friends and relatives said they were better seen in person than on national sports television. Their appearance there, however, sparked numerous e.mails and autograph requests during the Middle Atlantic and national tournaments.
 
   

State Representative David Ennis gave them an official greeting from the state.

 
 
 

Joe Maselli, their volunteer coach presented them with their 'World Series' pins.

 

Posted on August 20, 2003

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