Little League Baseball is a big deal in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Such a big deal that it is touted as the birthplace of Little League Baseball. Statues of baseball players adorn the street corners and the weekend I was staying downtown I realized that this place was all about baseball. Even my hotel had artwork featuring baseball in every room and throughout the hotel. Who knew? Not me – I was just in Pennsylvania for a bridal shower.
A friendly couple in the hotel elevator asked me if I was in town for the tournament and when I responded negatively they said I should be glad I was leaving before it started because it became a zoo. Honestly I am glad as well. I am not a huge baseball lover and must admit that I was happy when both boys decided against tee ball when they were little. Don’t think I am un-American, please.
But aside from all of the baseball themed restaurants and shops I was able to walk around a little bit and discovered some really truly beautiful architecture. Of course I had to shoot a few shots so please enjoy a quick walk around Williamsport with me.
I definitely would not mind going back when I have more time to explore. The downtown seemed very walkable and there were a lot of really nice new buildings to compliment the older architecture.
Are you a baseball fan? Did you have kids in Little League ? I would love to hear about it so leave me a comment and Comment for a Cause for Find Your Anchor.
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And we will get to see each other next time you visit Williamsport!! We went to the parade last night and yes, it was a zoo, but so much fun!! It helps that I love baseball!!!!
YES!!! I guess I should have realized this was your neck of the woods but really again-did not have a clue! Next trip I will plan out a time to visit you for sure. I can only imagine what a parade there would be like—so much fun, right? Thanks for sharing!
Looks like an interesting colonial town. I did some research and found the library which looks amazing. I think it is called the James Brown Library. You certainly get to see many interesting places. xo
I did not have time to explore much because I spent so much time in the bookstore…..next time the library!
I do like baseball and our son played that sport (along with soccer, basketball & track) from the time he was big enough to bat a ball all the way through high school. So I was very aware of Williamsport’s claim to fame. Hubby and I were actually driving through there one time on our way to New York state during a tournament and it was crazy! We couldn’t find a place to eat as all the restaurants were crowded and full.
You are definitely in the know on this one! I love how enthusiastic baseball fans are. I just never got into it — basketball and football yes, but not baseball. Weird. I love hearing what everyone loves about it but mostly it is the fun of just enjoying the game.
I have very fond memories of “watching” little league and pony league games played by my brother. We probably spent three afternoons a week at the fields. My mom would sometimes help at the concession stand and I would get to catch minnows in the canals between the fields with my friends. Of course, I would jump up to see my brother when he was up to bat or pitching in a close game.
Almost all our vacations were based on where David’s baseball tournaments were. Fortunately, we lived in Florida and the tournaments were usually near a beach town Baseball is such a laidback game for the fans most of the time but it represented a chance to hang out with our family and enjoy time with other friends as well.
Ah—you are a staunch fan of baseball because of your brother! That makes perfect sense and I would be as well if I had someone to watch play. I love that you enjoyed the time with friends and yet managed to support your brother as well!
I never even played softball. Have never hit a ball with a bat or caught on in a mit. Our school system was overwhelmed with too many kids and I never had a full day of school after 6th grade. they ran 2 shifts of kids each day and gym was eliminated.
What? Well that is sad indeed! I understand about the overcrowding. I had to be bussed in 8th grade to an elementary school for a couple periods and then back to the high school where we had 3 classes held in our gym with the bleachers pulled down between the “classrooms”. How we learned anything that year is beyond me!
I am not a real baseball fan either. My Mama loved the game and both our grandsons played..I must a mitt I enjoyed their games. Like all your pictures.