Sunday, August 24, 2008

Mexico seeking a Perfect Game today

It was 51 years ago that Mexico's Angel Macias and his teammates stunned the world and won the Little League World Series. Today, the Mexico team tries to win another World Series title. But the Little League World Series actually became a "world" event when Macias pitched the first perfect game in the Little League World Series final game. Mexico was the first foreign team to win the event. Macias shut out a La Mesa, Calif., team, 4-0. With 11 strike outs, he faced the minimum 18 batters. The California team never hit a ball out of the infield. Macias's feat has never been duplicated in the finals of a Little League World Series. Lion's Gate has made a movie of the feat. The release date was this August, but it has been pushed back. The release date is unknown at this moment.

Here are two clips. One is the trailer (a two-minute clip) for the unreleased movie. The second one is 1950s footage, as well as the story, of this unlikely team and its pitcher. The second clip is about seven minutes long, but includes such things as the team's meeting of the President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower.


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