The Fair Pole Podcast

Episode 28: Lance Van Auken, Little League Baseball

October 04, 2020 Chris Edwards Season 1 Episode 28
The Fair Pole Podcast
Episode 28: Lance Van Auken, Little League Baseball
Show Notes

In this week's episode of the Fair Pole Podcast, host Chris Edwards chats with Lance Van Auken, Executive Vice President of Little League Baseball. During the conversation this week:

- How Lance began his affiliation with Little League Baseball
- Serving on the rules committee for 17 years and the evolution of the rules
- Player safety as it relates to pitchers and overuse injuries
- Little League's being the first baseball league to use instant replay
-  Working with President Bush to bring Little League T-Ball games to the White House
- Little League's history, good and bad moments
- What makes Williamsport special
- Most challenging part of the Little League World Series
- Little League Baseball museum 

... and more

Edwards also runs down the history behind Little League Baseball and when the first games were played. 

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