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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Trumbull: 1989 Little League World Series champions

When they took the field together for the first time, there were no thoughts of a date with baseball immortality.

The 1989 Trumbull National all-star team consisted of 14 kids determined to make the ride last as long as possible.

As it turned out, the journey culminated with a stunning win over Taiwan on Aug. 26 in Williamsport, Pa., making them the first Little League World Series champions from Connecticut since Windsor Locks 24 years earlier.

In retrospect, Trumbull had all the pieces necessary to win the state, Eastern Regional and World Series titles.

Read Jim Fuller's complete story.

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