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Name: Carl Stotz                                                                     
Born: 1910                                                                           
Died: 4 June 1992                                                                     
Carl Stotz (1910 - 4 June 1992) was the American founder of Little League             
Stotz was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 1910. He got a job as a               
lumberyard clerk, in the summer of 1938 Storz started to discuss his dream with       
local children from the neighborhood. He was always set on adult supervision to       
stop bickering on the sandlot. He officially started up the league. The bases         
were placed 60 ft apart and the pitchers mound was placed 40 ft from home plate.     
The next step was for him to apply to local businesses for sponsorship and           
donations. He also appealed for to parents for help with the organization of the     
league. A year later in the summer of 1939 they had three teams set up. Each         
team was managed individually buy Stotz and brother George and Bert Bebble. The       
first game was played on June 6, 1939, with Lundy Lumber defeating Lycoming           
Dairy 23–8. The first Little League series was played in the summer of 1947         
Stotz was commissioner of the league until 1956. He left due to a lawsuit he         
filed due to the expansion of the league. After the suit was settled outside of       
court Stotz left Little League permanently.                                           
Carl Stotz died on 4 June in 1992.