The end of our regular season marks the beginning of our Allstar season. Practices begin immediately, with tourney play beginning on or around June 17.
With hundreds of players and teams from around the world entering, it is easily one of the largest team tournaments of any type. Reaching the final grouping in Williamsport is highly unlikely, but is also the ultimate goal of all youngsters that begin the dream.
In 1957, Monterrey Industrial Little League started their dream by playing their way through Brownsville and Corpus Christi tournaments in route to their first of two back-to-back improbable Little League World Series titles.
Two years prior, these tiny by comparison mighty mites were playing barefoot in makeshift baseball diamonds.
To this day, they are the ultimate testament to the saying, "Where there is a will, there is a way!"
*******Thank you to local sports historian Rene Torres for this submission.