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Memories made prior to Little League Classic

August 19, 2018

Before the Mets and Phillies closed out their five-game series with the second annual MLB Little League Classic presented by GEICO at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field on Sunday, the big leaguers enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime day alongside the stars of the 2018 Little League World Series. MLB.com was on

Before the Mets and Phillies closed out their five-game series with the second annual MLB Little League Classic presented by GEICO at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field on Sunday, the big leaguers enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime day alongside the stars of the 2018 Little League World Series. MLB.com was on the ground in Williamsport, Pa., for all the action.
6:35 p.m. ET: Conforto gives away batting gloves

6:34 p.m. ET: Skippers

5:45 p.m. ET: Mr. Commissioner

5:12 p.m. ET: Frazier & Friends
Todd Frazier's cleats for tonight's game include all the names from his 1998 Little League World Series-winning Toms River, N.J., club. He reunited with those teammates before throwing out a ceremonial first pitch earlier today in his whirlwind return to Williamsport.

5:04 p.m. ET: New York, New York

4:51 p.m. ET: Prime real estate for Little Leaguers

4:38 p.m. ET: Phillies picking Little Leaguers' brains
Looks like Rhys Hoskins might have picked up some tips from "Big Al" with a batting practice homer, and Carlos Santana chatted up Team Canada.

4:20 p.m. ET: Little League alumni discuss return to Williamsport

4:13 p.m. ET: Local boys done good

4:11 p.m. ET: Odubel gets in the zone

4:10 p.m. ET: Phillies holding court

3:43 p.m. ET: Don't forget, there's an MLB game!

2:40 p.m. ET: Making memories

2:31 p.m. ET: Tip of the cap to Joey Bats

2:26 p.m. ET: Live and let dye
Little Leaguers explain why they dyed their hair blond.

2:20 p.m. ET: Who do you love?
Little Leaguers talk about their favorite Major Leaguers, including Aaron Judge, Javier Baez and Michael Trout.

2:04 p.m. ET: Big Al is the most popular person in Williamsport
The dinger-hitting viral sensation was everywhere you looked at Volunteer Stadium, meeting Rhys Hoskins, receiving the ceremonial first pitch from former Little League World Series champion Todd Frazier and finagling an invitation to take batting practice at Citi Field from Jose Bautista.
Dinger specialists Hoskins, 'Big Al' meet at LLWS 
• Frazier reunites with '98 LLWS championship team, throws first pitch to Big Al

1:51 p.m. ET: Mets stars then and now

1:34 p.m. ET: High Phive!

1:31 p.m. ET: Toddfather and Todddaughter

1:22 p.m. ET: Get to know Noah

1:17 p.m. ET: Breaking news: Brandon Nimmo is smiling

1:10 p.m. ET: Mets in the house

1:09 p.m. ET: Learn from the best!

1:07 p.m. ET: Talking dingers with Big Al and Big Fella

12:55 p.m. ET: Superstar takes a moment to pose with Ramos

12:48 p.m. ET: That's a Major League view

12:46 p.m. ET: Phillies feeling the love


12:39 p.m. ET: Hometown heroes

12:30 p.m. ET: Mets meet Little Leaguers

12:22 p.m. ET: Mets land!

12:17 p.m. ET: Phillies ride with Team Canada

12:04 p.m. ET: Superstar sighting

12:02 p.m. ET: Phillies touch down
Tonight's home team deplanes in Williamsport, greeted by a host of excited Little Leaguers.

11:50 a.m. ET: Waiting is the hardest part
Fans have made a path for the Phillies to walk through upon arrival to the Little League complex. Kids are lined up with balls and pens in hand, many in Phillies and Mets apparel, discussing who they most want to have an autograph from.

11:40 a.m. ET: Finch stops by Play Ball Park
Olympic softball gold medalist Jennie Finch stopped briefly at Play Ball Park to soft toss to Little League softball players from South Williamsport. She had a quick Q&A session and signed autographs for each of the girls. This is her first visit to Williamsport, and she is excited to be a part of the Little League history and atmosphere. More >

11:25 a.m. ET: Little big leaguers

11:06 a.m. ET: Meet the Mets
Brandon Nimmo and former Little Leaguer Michael Conforto mug for the camera as the Mets head to Williamsport.

10:46 a.m. ET: Kingery for a day
Scott Kingery will be one of the three Major Leaguers honored as Little League alumni today. 

9:50 a.m. ET: Hang in there
Fans will get a sneak peak of the Mets and Phillies' Players' Weekend uniforms and nicknames tonight.

9:30 a.m. ET: Puerto Rico in the house
Carribean representative Radames Lopez Little League hails from Guayama, Puerto Rico, a hotbed of Major League talent that has produced stars such as Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario and Mets bullpen coach Ricky Bones.

9:19 a.m. ET: Welcome to Williamsport!