On August 26, 2012 — The Japanese team from Tokyo wins the 2012 Little League World Series with a 12 – 2 victory over the team from Goodlettsville, TN in the finals in Williamsport, PA. The Americans had scored 24 runs in their semi-final win yesterday, the highest-scoring game in the tournament’s history, but manage only 2 hits – both homers – against Japanese pitcher Kitaro Kiyomiya today. Noriatsu Osaka ties the LLWS record with 3 home runs in a game and adds a triple as well.

Support This Day In Baseball on Patreon

Baseball Reference August 26
National Pastime August 26
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
SABR Games Project
Replay The Game