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Little League Baseball is the name of a non-profit organization in the United States which organizes local children's leagues of baseball and softball throughout the USA and the rest of the world. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 398 × 398 pixelsFull resolution (398 × 398 pixel, file size: 99 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) http://www. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 398 × 398 pixelsFull resolution (398 × 398 pixel, file size: 99 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) http://www. ... Little League pitcher in Winesburg, Ohio (taken Sept. ... Little League pitcher in Winesburg, Ohio (taken Sept. ... Water tower in Winesburg Swinesburg is a town in Holmes County, Ohio. ... photo by Einar Einarsson Kvaran Little League File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... photo by Einar Einarsson Kvaran Little League File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Wayne is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... A non-profit organization (often called non-profit org or simply non-profit or not-for-profit) can be seen as an organization that doesnt have a goal to make a profit. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport popular around the world but especially in the United States. ...


The Little League was founded by Carl Stotz in 1939 as a three-team league in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The Little League Museum is also located on the Little League International Complex in South Williamsport. It provides a history of Little League Baseball and interactive exhibits for children. Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania highlighting Williamsport Williamsport is a city in and the county seat of Lycoming County,GR6 Pennsylvania in the United States. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum is located on the Little League International Complex on Route 15 in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States. ...


The organization now has its headquarters in South Williamsport, directly across the Susquehanna River from the site of the original league; however, it continues to have a Williamsport postal address. South Williamsport also hosts the Little League World Series at Howard J. Lamade Stadium and Little League Volunteer Stadium. Little League Baseball encourages volunteers to run Little League programs. The Susquehanna River (originally Sasquesahanough per the 1612 John Smith map) is a river located in the northeastern United States. ... Howard J. Lamade Stadium is a baseball stadium in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. ... Little League Volunteer Stadium is a baseball stadium in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. ...

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Divisions

Little League affiliated programs are divided into six divisions based on the ages of the children playing: Tee Ball (ages 5-8), Minors (7-11), Little (or Majors) (9-12), Junior (13-14), Senior (14-16 baseball, 13-16 softball) and Big (16-18 baseball, 14-18 softball). The age-cutoffs vary between Little League affiliated programs as Little League provides flexibility to the local league to do what best suits their program (For example, while "minor league" covers 7-11 year olds, most leagues have divisions for coach/machine pitch and kid pitch. Coach/machine pitch is typically reserved for 7-8 year olds, while 9-10 year olds tend to play kid-pitch. Little League welcomes both boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 18.


Another division of Little League is the "Challenger Division" which is designed for children with disabilities. One of the aims of Little League, other than simply to have fun, is to teach children about teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play. Their watchwords are Character, Courage, Loyalty. Little League has developed many equipment changes over the years to protect young ball players including the introduction of the full batting helmet and the use of the throat guard for catchers. In recent years, Little League has developed rules to assist young ball players. Little League Baseball has instituted a pitch count to protect young pitchers arms. For the River in the North-East of England, see River Team. ... It is sporting to shake the hand of ones opponent after the end of a game. ... For other uses, see Courage (disambiguation). ... (UTC):This page is about loyalty as faithfulness to a cause. ...


Little League World Series

The most well-known event in the Little League calendar is the annual Little League Baseball World Series, which is held every August in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Tournaments leading up to the World Series are held throughout the USA, including the territories of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico, and also across the rest of the world. In 2003 for example, there were also tournaments in Canada, Europe (Germany and Poland), Latin America (Mexico, Panama, Curaçao, Aruba and Venezuela), and in Asia (Japan, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan) and Peru. The Little League Baseball World Series is just one of eight World Series every year. There are series for baseball and softball in Little, Junior, Senior and Big Leagues, each one held in a different location. A Little League World Series game at Howard J. Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport. ... South Williamsport is a borough in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... The United States Virgin Islands is a group of islands in the Caribbean that is a dependency of the United States. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... For other uses, see Curaçao (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ...


History

Carl Stotz, a resident of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, founded Little League Baseball in 1939. He began experimenting with his idea in the summer of 1938 when he gathered his nephews, Jimmy and Major Gehron and their neighborhood friends. They tried different field dimensions over the course of the summer and played several informal games. The following summer Stotz felt that he was ready to establish what became Little League Baseball. The first league in Williamsport had just three teams, each sponsored by a different business. The first teams, Jumbo Pretzel, Lycoming Dairy and Lundy Lumber were managed by Carl Stotz and two of his friends George and Bert Bebble. The men joined by their wives and another couple formed the first ever Little League Board of Directors. Stotz's dream of establishing a baseball league for boys to teach fair play and teamwork had come true.[1] For the song titled Teamwork ha ha ha! fu!, see LazyTown (soundtrack). ...


The first Little League game took place on June 6, 1939. Lundy Lumber defeated Lycoming Dairy 23-8. Lycoming Dairy came back to claim the league champioship. They, the first half season champions, defeated Lundy Lumber the second half champs in a best of three season ending series. The following year a second league was formed in Williamsport and from there Little League Baseball grew from a three teams in a small Pennsylvania town to an international organization of nearly 200,000 teams in every U.S. State and over 80 countries all around the world. [1] is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


According to the official web site of Little League Baseball, littleleague.org, there are more than 2.3 million players in Little League Baseball, worldwide, as of 2007, including 400,000 girls registered in Girl's Softball. For tournament purposes, official Little League is divided into 16 geographic regions, 8 National, and 8 international. The National regions are:

  • New England
  • Mid-Atlantic
  • Southeast
  • Great Lakes (includes Kentucky, which does not border on any of the Great Lakes)
  • Midwest
  • Southwest
  • Northwest
  • West (including Hawaii).

The international regions are:

  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Caribbean
  • Latin America (Central America and South America)
  • EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa)
    • Teams representing this region may have no more than three nationals of the USA, Canada, or Japan (collectively, not individually). For example, a team with two Americans and two Canadians would be ineligible, while one with three Japanese and no Americans or Canadians would be eligible. This ensures that teams from the EMEA region will generally consist of players native to the league's country.
  • Transatlantic
    • This region is geographically identical to the EMEA region, but the composition of teams is radically different. Nationals of the USA, Canada, or Japan (collectively, not necessarily individually) must make up the majority of a team representing this region.
  • Japan
  • Asia-Pacific (all other countries in Asia and the Pacific).
A Little League World Series game in Howard J. Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport.

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Timeline

Early years

1939 - Little League is established by Carl Stotz. The first season is played in a lot near Bowman Field. Lycoming Dairy is the first season champion. [1] Bowman Field For other uses, see Bowman Field. ...


1946 - Little League has expanded to 12 leagues all of which are in Pennsylvania. [1]


1947 - The first league outside of Pennsylvania is founded in Hammonton, New Jersey. Maynard League of Williamsport defeats a team from Lock Haven, Pennsylvania to win the first Little League World Series. Allen Yearick is the first Little League graduate to play professional baseball when he is signed by the Boston Braves. [1] Map of Hammonton in Atlantic County Hammonton, founded by Charles K. Landis, is a town in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Lock Haven is a city in and the county seat of Clinton CountyGR6, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston...


1948 - Little League has grown to include 94 leagues. Lock Haven returns to the LLWS and defeats a league from St. Petersburg, Florida. The first corporate sponsor, U.S. Rubber is announced,[1] who donate Pro-Keds shoes to teams at the LLWS. [2] For other uses, see St. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... The giant Uniroyal tire just outside of Detroit on I-75 North. ... In the 1960s and 1970s, Keds introduced a line of athletic shoes called Pro-Keds, which were intended for more serious use, specifically for basketball. ...


1949 - Little League is featured in the Saturday Evening Post and on Newsreels. Carl Stotz gets hundreds of requests for information on how to form leagues at the local level from all over the United States. Little League incorporates in New York.[1] There have been many publications called the Saturday Evening Post; several were/are local British newspapers. ... A Newsreel is a documentary film that is regularly released in a public presentation place containing filmed news stories. ... This article is about the state. ...


1951 - A league is formed in British Columbia, Canada making it the first league outside the United States. [1] Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944...


1953 - The Little League World Series is televised for the first time. Jim McKay provides the play by play for CBS. Howard Cosell provided play by play for ABC Radio. Joey Jay of Middletown, Connecticut and the Milwaukee Braves is the first Little League graduate to play in the Major Leagues. [1] James Kenneth McManus, better known by his professional name of Jim McKay (b. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Howard William Cosell, born Howard William Cohen (March 25, 1918 – April 23, 1995) was an American sports journalist on American television. ... For other uses, see ABC Radio (disambiguation). ... Joseph Richard Jay(Born:August 15,1935) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Nickname: Forest City Coordinates: NECTA Hartford Region Midstate Region Incorporated (town) 1651 Incorporated (city) 1784 Consolidated 1923 Government type Mayor-council Mayor Sebastian N. Giuliano Area    - City 42. ... Official language(s) none (de facto English) Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[2] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[3] Area  Ranked 48th in the US  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ...


1954 - Boog Powell, who would later play for the Baltimore Orioles plays in the Little League World Series for Lakeland, Florida. Ken Hubbs who would later play for the Chicago Cubs also plays in the LLWS for Colton, California. Little League has expanded to more than 3,300 leagues.[1] John Wesley Powell (born August 17, 1941 in Lakeland, Florida) is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Baltimore Orioles (1961-74), Cleveland Indians (1975-76) and Los Angeles Dodgers (1977). ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... A view of Lakelands business district, early 1920s Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States, located approximately midway between Tampa and Orlando along Interstate 4. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Kenneth Douglas Hubbs (December 23, 1941 - February 13, 1964) was an American second baseman in Major League Baseball for the Chicago Cubs. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... Colton is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


1955 - There is a Little League organization in each of the 48 U.S. States. George W. Bush begins playing Little League as a catcher for the Cubs of the Central Little League in Midland, Texas. He is the first Little League grad to be elected President of the United States.[1] George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... Nickname: Location within the state of Texas Coordinates: , Country State Counties Midland Government  - Mayor Mike Canon Area  - City 173. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ...


1956 - Carl Stotz severs his ties with Little League Baseball in a dispute over the direction and control of Little League. Stotz remains active in youth baseball with the "Original League" in Williamsport.[1]


International era

1957 - Monterrey, Mexico becomes the first team from outside the United States to win the Little League World Series.[1] This article is about the Mexican city; for other uses, see Monterrey (disambiguation). ...


1959 - The Little League World Series is moved from Williamsport to the newly built Little League Headquarters in South Williamsport. The protective baseball helmet is developed by Dr. Creighton Hale.[1] South Williamsport is a borough in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, United States. ...


1960 - A team from West Berlin, West Germany is the first team from Europe to play in the Little League World Series. The series is broadcast live for the first time on ABC. Little League has grown to 27,400 teams in more than 5,500 leagues.[1] Boroughs of West Berlin West Berlin was the name given to the western part of Berlin between 1949 and 1990. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ...


1961 - Brian Sipe future quarterback for the Cleveland Browns plays for the series champions from El Cajon, California.[1] Brian Winfield Sipe (born 1949) is a former professional American Football quarterback who played in the NFL between 1974-83 and the USFL in 1984-85. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Browns redirects here. ... El Cajon (IPA pronunciation in English: ; Spanish: ) is a city in San Diego County, California, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


1962 - Jackie Robinson attends the Little League World Series. President John F. Kennedy proclaims National Little League Week.[1] Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ...


1967 - A team from West Tokyo, Japan is the first team from Asia to win the Little League World Series.[1] For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ...


1969 - Taiwan begins a dominant and controversial era that would see them win 17 Little League World Series titles.[1]


1971 - The aluminum baseball bat is first used. It was partly developed by Little League Baseball. Lloyd McClendon of Gary, Indiana dominates the Little League World Series, hitting five home runs in five at-bats. He would later play in the Major Leagues and become the first Little League grad to manage an MLB club with the Pittsburgh Pirates.[1] Lloyd Glenn McClendon (born January 11, 1959 in Gary, Indiana) attended Gary Roosvelt High School, played Major League Baseball for the Chicago Cubs and is currently the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Gary redirects here. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... Homerun redirects here. ... This article is about the baseball team. ...


1973 - Ed Vosberg plays in the Little League World Series for Tucson, Arizona. He would later play in the College World Series for the University of Arizona in 1980 and the World Series in 1997 for the Florida Marlins. Vosberg is the first person to have play in all three world series'.[1] Edward John Vosberg (born September 28, 1961 in Tucson, Arizona) was a baseball pitcher who had a 10 year career (1986, 1990, 1994-1997, 1999-2002). ... Tucson (pronounced ) is the seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States, located 118 miles (188 km) southeast of Phoenix and 60 miles (98 km) north of the U.S.-Mexico border. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... The College World Series is the tournament which determines the NCAA Division I collegiate baseball champion. ... The University of Arizona (UA or U of A) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ...


1975 - In a controversial decision, all foreign teams are banned from the Little League World Series. International play is restored the following year.[1]


1980 - A team from Tampa, Florida representing Belmont Heights Little League is led by two future major leaguers Derek Bell and Gary Sheffield. Bell would return the following year and Belmot Heights again lost in the finals to a team from Taiwan.[1] Tampa redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Derek Nathaniel Bell (born December 11, 1968 in Tampa, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... For other persons named Gary Sheffield, see Gary Sheffield (disambiguation). ...


1982 - The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum is opened. Cody Webster leads a team from Kirkland, Washington in an upset victory of a powerful team from Taiwan. It was Taiwan's first loss in 31 games.[1] Nickname: The Little City That Could Location of Kirkland within King County, Washington, and King County within Washington. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ...


1984 - Seoul, South Korea wins the first title for a South Korean team. They defeated a team from Altamonte Springs, Florida led by future Boston Red Sox catcher, Jason Varitek.[1] Short name Statistics Location map Map of location of Seoul. ... Altamonte Springs is a city in Seminole County, Florida, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Jason Andrew Varitek (born April 11, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is an American baseball player. ...


1988 - Tom Seaver is the first former Little Leaguer to be enshrined in the Peter J. McGovern Museum Hall of Excellence.[1] For other persons named Thomas Seaver, see Thomas Seaver (disambiguation). ...


1989 - Poland becomes the first former Warsaw Pact nation to receive a Little League charter. Trumbull, Connecticut, led by future NHL star Chris Drury, wins the Little League World Series.[1] Not to be confused with the Warsaw Convention, which is an agreement about airlines financial liability and the Treaty of Warsaw (1970) between West Germany and the Peoples Republic of Poland. ... Trumbull is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... Christopher Chris Drury (born August 20, 1976 in Trumbull, Connecticut) is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the New York Rangers of the NHL. The younger brother of former player Ted Drury, Chris has won the Stanley Cup, the Calder Memorial Trophy, the Hobey Baker Memorial Award...


1992 - Carl Stotz, the founder of Little League, dies. Lights are installed at Lamade Stadium allowing for the first night games to be played. The series is expanded from single elimination to round robin format. Long Beach, California managed by former Major Leaguer Jeff Burroughs and led by his son future Major Leaguer Sean Burroughs is named series champion after Zamboanga City, Philippines is forced to forfeit for playing with ineligible players.[1] Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles County Government  - Mayor Bob Foster Area  - City  65. ... Jeffrey Alan (Jeff) Burroughs (born March 7, 1951 in Long Beach, California) is a former player in Major League Baseball. ... Sean Patrick Burroughs (born September 12, 1980, in Atlanta, Georgia) was a third baseman for the San Diego Padres in Major League Baseball prior to being traded to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 2005 offseason. ... The City of Zamboanga (Spanish/Chavacano: Ciudad de Zamboanga; Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Zamboanga; Filipino: Lungsod ng Zamboanga; Bahasa Sug: Daira Sambuwangan; Sinama and Banguingui: Lahat Sambowangan) is a first class, highly urbanized city on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. ...


1993 - Long Beach repeats as champions defeating Coquivacoa Little League of Maracaibo, Venezuela. They were the first U.S. team to successfully defend their title.[1] The city of Maracaibo, founded in 1571, is the capital of the Zulia State and is Venezuelas second largest population center. ...


1997 - ESPN2 broadcasts regional play for the first time. Taiwan's baseball association withdraws from Little League Baseball. Bradenton, FL and Pottsville, PA play at Lamade Stadium before the largest crowd ever to attend a non-championship Game. The crowd was estimated at over 35,000 fans.[1] ESPN2 debuted on October 1, 1993, as a sister station of ESPN. Nicknamed the deuce, ESPN2 was to be branded as a network for a younger generation of sports fans featuring edgier graphics as well as extreme sports like motocross, snowboarding, and BMX racing. ...


1999 - Burkina-Faso becomes the 100th nation with a Little League organization. Hirkata Little League of Osaka, Japan becomes the first Japanese team to win a title since 1976.[1] Motto: Unité, Progrès, Justice(French) Unity, Progress, Justice Anthem: Une Seule Nuit(French) One Single Night Capital (and largest city) Ouagadougou Official languages French Demonym Burkinabé Government Semi-presidential republic  -  President Blaise Compaoré  -  Prime Minister Tertius Zongo Independence from France   -  Date August 5, 1960  Area  -  Total 274,000 km... For other uses, see Osaka (disambiguation). ...


2000 - An expansion project begins at Little League World Series Headquarters. Volunteer Stadium is built. This allows the [1]pool of participants to be doubled from 8 to 16 the following year.


2001 - Volunteer Stadium is opened. George W. Bush becomes the first U.S. President to visit the Little League World Series.[1] Led by phenom Danny Almonte, who pitches the first perfect game in Little League World Series history, Rolando Paulino Little League (Bronx, N.Y.) finishes third in the series. The team's entire postseason, however, is wiped from the books when it is found Almonte was 14 years old. Danny Almonte Rojas (born April 7, 1987 in Moca, Dominican Republic) is a former Little League baseball pitcher, the subject of a media circus in 2001. ... Rolando Paulino is a Dominican American Little League Baseball coach in the Bronx, New York. ...


2007 - Little League expands into Australia for the first time.


See also

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Further reading

  • Van Auken, Lance and Robin. Play Ball: The Story of Little League Baseball®, Pennsylvania State University Press, 2001. ISBN 0-271-02118-7

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag History of Little League. Little League. Retrieved on 2007-06-26.
  2. ^ Geist, Bill [1999]. Little League Confidential: One Coach's Completely Unauthorized Tale of Survival, 1st Edition, New York, NY: Dell. ISBN 0440508770. 

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