Major League Baseball announced today that the Little League Classic will be played again next season, this time with the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies facing off on August 19 at Bowman Field in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The game will be broadcast by ESPN for Sunday Night Baseball.
As was the case this year, when the Pirates and Cardinals faced off in the inaugural edition of the event, players from both teams will attend the Little League World Series earlier in the day. Back on August 20, Pittsburgh beat St. Louis 6-3 before a crowd. It was a small crowd — only about 2,500 fans can fit into the minor league ballpark — but it made for a great event, both in person and on TV. I’m glad they’re doing it again.