Despite living half a world away, a group of youngsters from the United States will get a chance to play America's favorite pastime on home soil. The Kaiserslautern Military Community (KMC) All-Stars are headed from their current home at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Stars and Stripes reports.
Comprised of players from the local middle school, the team will be representing the European region after defeating Poland 8-0 to complete an undefeated season. Among those on the team is Kyle Glenn, who has longed to take the field in Williamsport for years, and now he's finally getting his chance.
"I watch it every year," he told Stars and Stripes. "It's been a dream of mine ever since I started watching it."
This year marks the fourth time a team from KMC has made the trip to the Little League World Series, the other three being in 1999, 2009 and 2010. In their other appearances, they have not fared very well, going a combined 1-8.
The fact that an international team is represented by American players is a common thread in the Little League World Series. In years past, there have been some American players on the Saudi Arabian team, the Houston Chronicle reports.