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A Ball and a Bawl

Last week at Williamsport, Pa. the best baseball players in the world (aged 11 and 12) assembled for the 14th Little League World Series. Some didn't weigh 100 pounds and others didn't stand 50 inches high, but they gave more than 80,000 people a stirring show. Joe Mormello (left) of Levittown, Pa. had a ball—one that nobody could hit. He struck out 33 of 36 hitters in leading his team to the title and wound up pitching autographs. But for pitcher Rafael Montemayor (below) of Monterrey, Mexico, whose team lost in the semifinals, there were only tears in the aftermath of defeat.