America's five-year reign as the Little League World Champions came to an end Sunday when the team from Tokyo defeated the the team from Waipahu, Hawaii 4-1. It's also the first win for a Japanese team since 2003.â†µ
So the All-Star team from Tokyo's Edogawa Minami Little League became the first international team to take the crown since Curacao in 2004. A team from Tokyo's Musashi-Fuchu league was the last winner from Japan, the previous year.â†µ
Add to this with Japan's 2009 World Baseball Classic victory, their second-straight. And also throw in South Korea's gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics and there can be no denying it...Asian baseball > North American baseball.â†µ
We all should have bought those Tom Emanski tapes when we had the chance. Now it's too late.