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2001 Little League World Series

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On Friday, Dominican officials ruled Danny Almonte is 14 years old.
Ruling: Almonte is 14
Questions have been answered, but the scandal is far from over. Government officials in the Dominican Republic ruled that the Bronx, N.Y., fireballer is 14 years old. And school records from the DR confirm Almonte is 14 as well. Amid investigations of his father, who has disappeared, Almonte reported to school in the Bronx on Thursday.

  • Martín: Few winners here
  • Mosher: Innocence not lost on Almonte
  • Little League's judgment
  • Rolando Paulino's reaction

    Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
    New England Mid-Atlantic Latin America Pacific
    West Northwest Caribbean Canada
    Great Lakes Midwest Transatlantic Europe
    Gulf States Southeast Asia Mexico

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    Southeast 8, Mid-Atlantic 2
    Asia 2, Caribbean 1

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    Consolation game: Mid-Atlantic 9, Caribbean 1
    World Series Championship: Japan 2, Southeast 1

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