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    Taiwan continues to dominate the Little League baseball scene in the United States.

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    Taiwan continues to dominate the Little League baseball scene in the United States.

    In the latest World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania the Asian island representatives were way to a great start against a team from Newhaven, Connecticut. Taiwan raced to 10 runs in its first two innings then coasted the rest of the way.

    But it was still a comparatively mediocre performance from the team that has won the last three championships. Last year, for example, the Taiwan team beat its three opponents by a combined score of 57 to nothing, on three consecutive no hit innings.

    This year, Taiwan's opening pitcher didn't find things all his own way. He gave up one hit and walked three Newhaven batsmen.

    Nevertheless, the Taiwan players seem certain to remain the pride of their country. They are virtually national heroes nd all their matches during the series are televised live, via satellite, back to Taiwan.

    So complete is their recent domination of the series, that a probe was held in case there was a breach of the 12 year-old age limit on players. Little League officials reported no significant violation of the rules.

    SYNOPSIS: Taiwan is proving the big hit of the American Little League Baseball World Series. It might sound a little like taking coals to Newcastle, but that's just the way its proving as players from the Asian island dominate the series for the fourth year running.

    With the last three championships to their credit, players from Taiwan raced to an early lead in the opening match against Newhaven, Connecticut in this year's series at Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

    Taiwan scored ten runs int he first two innings. Then,its opening pitcher gave up one hit and walked three Newhaven players. A performance he blamed on nervousness.

    Nevertheless, Taiwan coasted to an easy win. So complete has been its domination of the series in recent years, a probe was held in case there was a breach of the twelve-year-old age limit. No violation was found. So, the Taiwan youngsters remain the pride of their country. As national heroes, all the current matches are being televised live to Taiwan.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9GVWEG578PTSCB28T01VH3O31
    Media URN:
    VLVA9GVWEG578PTSCB28T01VH3O31
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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