Scicchitano: ‘Minor’ stadium gets ‘Major’ feel for MLB game in Williamsport

From Eric Scicchitano at the Sunbury (PA) Daily Item on August 17, 2017, with mention of SABR member Lou Hunsinger Jr.:

Baseball’s had a home at Bowman Field for 91 years, but on Sunday night, the Williamsport ball field will host an experience like none other: Major League ballplayers in a Minor League park with a Little League crowd.

Major League Baseball’s Little League Classic pits the St. Louis Cardinals against the Pittsburgh Pirates at what’s formally known as BB&T Park — all of it broadcast on ESPN beginning at 7 p.m.

Among the Big League’s most intimate crowd of roughly 2,500 will be the players, parents and coaches from the 16 teams playing in this year’s Little League World Series.

“It’s enormously historical,” said Lou Hunsinger Jr., a baseball writer and historian with the Society for American Baseball Research. “No regular season Major League Baseball game has ever been played in Williamsport.”

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Originally published: August 21, 2017. Last Updated: August 21, 2017.