FOUL BALL

Team Stripped of Little League Title

The Jackie Robinson West of Chicago team has been stripped of its 2014 U.S. Little League championship, which has instead been awarded to a squad from Las Vegas. “After an extensive review of the operations of Jackie Robinson West Little League and Illinois District 4, the Little League International Charter/Tournament Committee has determined that the Jackie Robinson West Little League and Illinois District 4 Administrator knowingly violated Little League International Rules and Regulations by placing players on their team who did not qualify to play because they lived outside the team’s boundaries,” a Little League news release says. Apparently the team used a fake boundary map when it met with league officials, and stacked the team with players from the suburbs. Jackie Robinson West lost to a South Korean team in the championship game.