Experiences that carried them from Little League fields to big league parks.• ESPN Australia: Australians embracing America's game The Hills will once again represent Australia at the Little League World Series and -- thanks to an assist from former major leaguer Trent Oeltjen -- many of these kids are already dreaming of much bigger things.• No sleep 'til Williamsport: LLWS a family tradition for Todd Frazier Todd Frazier and his family have a ton of baseball memories to cherish.Frazier, 31, is a big league veteran, a two-time All-Star and a Little League World Series champion who achieved early fame when he got his picture taken, in his Toms River East uniform, next to Derek Jeter on the field at Yankee Stadium.Victoria Roche was the first girl to play in a Little League World Series, in the 1984 competition for the Brussels (Belgium) international squad. Lamade Stadium is the field in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, that has played host to the Little League Baseball World Series every year since 1959. The field is roughly two-thirds the size of a conventional major league field.The 2004 tournament marked the first time two girls played in the same World Series (it happened again in 2009). The pitching rubber is 46 feet from home plate, while basepaths are 60 feet in length.Lamade Stadium at Little League Baseball's headquarters in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Little League Volunteer Stadium can accommodate approximately 5,000 spectators (including lawn seating).Little League Volunteer Stadium is used for early-round games of the Little League World Series.What did rookie sensations Cody Bellinger and Aaron Judge want to be when they grew up?
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That means many of the players in the later rounds of the tournament have already turned 13.
Girls are allowed to participate in the Little League World Series, although there also is a separate softball World Series.