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MLB Announces Little League Classic

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Major League Baseball confirmed on Thursday that the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals will play a regular-season game in Williamsport in August.

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The game, dubbed the “MLB Little League Classic,” will be played Sunday, August 20 at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport.

The game will be televised nationally on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball.

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PNC Park, where the Pirates usually play, has around 40,000 seats. Historic Bowman Field holds about 2,500 people.

Generations of baseball lovers come to the Williamsport area every summer for the Little League World Series. For the first time ever, a Major League game will be played in the city.

On Sunday, August 20, the fourth day of the Little League action, the Pirates and the Cardinals will face off at BB&T Park at Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport.

It’s right across the street from where the first little league game was played.

“The players will come over here to South Williamsport prior to the game, hang out with the teams competing in the Little League World Series, and then all of those Little Leaguers will have the chance to go over to Bowman Field and see the Pirates and the Cardinals face off ,” said Little League official Brian McClintock.

The big question for many baseball fans now is how to get a ticket.

“Absolutely, my daughter is always trying to get ahold of me, ‘when are we going to get tickets?’ You know we got to get tickets,” said Buzz Logan.

“Tickets are something we’re working out. You know, that will be something that Major League Baseball works on and that sort of information will be coming from Major League Baseball hopefully soon,” McClintock said.

Over $1 million in renovations to Bowman Field will be finished by the beginning of the Crosscutters season in June.

There will be 2,500 seats available. PNC Park in Pittsburgh holds about 40,000 people.

There is no word yet on any plans to add additional seating at Bowman Field.

Major League players will be attending Little League games to start the day, followed by the MLB game that night, according to a release from Major League Baseball.

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