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Chicago Cubs Pay Tribute to Jackie Robinson West with Wild Warm-Up Uniforms

CHICAGO, IL — Jackie Robinson West has been the talk of the town this summer and rightfully so. After winning the United States Championship by defeating an undefeated team out of Las Vegas, ‘JRW’ fell to a very talented South Korea team in the Little League World Series. MORE ON JRW The City of Chicago welcomed to young boy back with open arms, throwing them a parade that...
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Chicago Business Offers Rent For Homeless LLWS Player’s Family

Jaheim Benton played a big role in the success of his Little League World Series team, Jackie Robinson West, which represented the Great Lakes region in this summer’s tournament. Jackie Robinson West went on to lose in the World Series finals in Williamsport, Penn., and Benton returned to Chicago to an even more harsh reality — his family was homeless. Benton’s mother is an...
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Cubs warmup jerseys honor Jackie Robinson West Little League team

Last month’s Little League World Series featured the individual brilliance of Mo’ne Davis, who became the first Little League player to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated. The tournament also brought us the story of the Jackie Robinson West team from Chicago, the United States champions. Despite losing to South Korea in the final game, […]
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Homeless Jackie Robinson West player's family gets rent paid for

In a city like Chicago where news is often about violence and cruelty, it is a bit comforting to see there are still people willing to lend a helping hand. After the Little League World Series, most sports fans were familiar Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West team, which won the US championship game. However, most fans had no idea that 12-year-old Jaheim Benton did not have a home...
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Mo’Ne Davis Heads Home to Philly…Shows Off Dance Moves

Wednesday, the city of Chicago came out in droves to welcome home the United States Little League Champion Jackie Robinson West team, but, it’s still pretty obvious who the biggest star of the tournament still is. Mo’Ne Davis. 760 miles across the country, the 13-year-old star pitcher and her Taney Dragon teammates hit Citizens Bank Park in their hometown of Philadelphia and...
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Why Jackie Robinson West Players Will Never Go Pro

I’m sure that my inbox will soon be flooded with ignorant hatemail of “readers” who don’t actually read this article. I, too, sat and watched JRW as they battled their way through the ranks. Their game against Nevada was, without a doubt, the most exciting game of baseball I’ve watched in at least 5 years. The kids are amazing, and their talent level is top notch. But baseball...
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Jackie Robinson West Player Teaches Handshake to South Korean Opponent

After a heartbreaking 8-4 loss to South Korea, Marquis Jackson from Jackie Robinson West, taught a South Korean player a handshake while shaking hands at the end of the game. Great show of sportsmanship by this young Chicagoan after a tough loss. The Little League World Series is all about bringing young baseball players together and competing in a tournament of class, sportsmanship...
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Little League World Series: How Jackie Robinson West should inspire Chicago

The Jackie Robinson West Little League team is truly inspirational.  There had not been an all black team or a team from Chicago in the Little League World Series in over 30 years.  To say that these kids grow up in a rough area would be a massive understatement.  The south & west sides of Chicago are a veritable war zone with senseless killings happening on an almost daily...
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Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Advances To LLWS Championship Game

The stage for the Little League World series championship game is now set. Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West defeated Las Vegas Mountain Ridge 7-5 in a thrilling U.S. championship game on Saturday afternoon to advance to the last game of the tournament. The win came after the Great Lakes champions blew the lead late in the game. Pitcher Joshua Houston served up a two-run home run...
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Cubs fans cheer as Jackie Robinson West wins US championship at LLWS (Video)

Fans at Saturday's Chicago Cubs game gathered around televisions at Wrigley Field during a three hour rain delay and cheered as Chicago's own Jackie Robinson West All-Stars won the U.S. championship game at the Little League World Series.Jackie Robinson West defeated Nevada 7-5 to advance to Sunday's LLWS championship game against South Korea. Given that the Cubs are...
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