> I'm watching a replay of the 1980 Little League World Series
> final, which featured a team from Tampa, Florida. Tampa had a
> couple of kids on their team named Derek Bell and Gary Sheffield,
> both of whom of course later played in MLB. But they lost, 4-3,
> to Taiwan.
Carney Lansford was also on a team the went to the Little League World
Series, and was San Diego prospect Sean Burroughs. I believe that
Lansford's team won that time, and I know that Burroughs' team did.
The same question, however (where are the players now?) can be asked of
all of those teams that even got to Williamport.
> Teams from Taiwan have won six*** (count 'em) Little League
> World Series titles over the years. So where are the players now?
> Have any of them gone on to play professionally anywhere, in
> Japan perhaps? (Taiwan does have their own professional league,
> but it didn't start until this decade.) Will we be seeing future
> major leaguers "Made in Taiwan"...?
That might depend on the rules regarding Taiwanese baseball. I don't
mean the paying rules, but the free agency rules, etc. Someone might
know if they have a similar situation to that in Japan. It might also
be possible that they have a situation similar to that in Korea, in
which all healthy males in a certain age group must serve in the Armed
Forces. I believe that the Dodgers and Park have a problem coming up
because of that.
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