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Are Little Leaguers too strong?

Posted by Trish18 on Mar 29, 2006 11:49:00 AM


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Girls may dig the long ball���but Little League baseball doesn���t seem to have the same fascination. In an attempt to encourage less home runs and more triples and doubles, organizers for the Little League World Series are pushing back the fences by 20 feet for the Little League World Series in August. Check out the whole story here on Fox Sports.




Though home runs have remained constant���the distance of the fences have not. They were pushed back 5 feet in 1996 and now are being pushed back an additional 20 feet.




Does this imply that little leaguers are stronger than they were just 10 years ago? Or is this just an attempt to make games more exciting? Are players hitting more home runs because of better access to training and hitting education? Or is this a disturbing trend about how little leaguers are physically developing sooner than expected?




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