CHICAGO (AP) – An all-black team from Chicago is headed to the Little League World Series for the first time in three decades.
The Chicago Sun Times reports that Cameron Bufford’s fifth-inning grand slam helped the Jackie Robinson West team to a 12-7 victory Saturday in the Great Lakes Regional championship game in Indianapolis.
Following the win, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn declared Saturday “Jackie Robinson West Little League Champions Day.”
Manager Darold Butler says the team and its coaches and volunteers are “trying to do something positive” for Chicago.