At last count, there were 3,786 teams who began summer ball hoping to win the big one in North Carolina. The Desert Oasis Aces finished second, losing the American Legion World Series championship game 1-0 in extra innings.
It opened on April 1, 1983, to fanfare regarding the city’s new minor-league baseball team, the Las Vegas Stars. It hosted the Oakland Athletics for the first 16 home games of the 1996 season because of Oakland Coliseum renovations for, oddly enough, the Raiders.
St. Louis, which was 80-1 to win the World Series in early August, was at 16-1 on Wednesday after tying for the top spot in the National League wild-card race.
Major league baseball says all 30 teams will play on March 28, the earliest opening day in history, excluding international openers.
Austin Colmery singled home Michael Cuatillo with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning Tuesday to give Wilmington (Delaware) a 1-0 win over Desert Oasis in the championship game of the American Legion World Series in Shelby, North Carolina.
It was the jersey Mantle wore when he homered in Games 6 and 7 at St. Louis to give him 18 for his career, a World Series record that still stands. He also homered in Game 3 at home to break a tie with Babe Ruth.
The Desert Oasis Aces advanced to the championship game of the American Legion World Series with a 6-1 victory over Gonzales (Louisiana) in Shelby, North Carolina.
Randolph County scored five runs in the fifth inning en route to a 10-6 victory over Desert Oasis in a game that featured a long rain delay and ended after 12:30 a.m. locally.