1965 Little League World Series Team - James F. Roche Jr.

In August of 1965 the little town of Windsor Locks Connecticut had a serious case of baseball fever. Their Little League All Star team advanced through the finals and, ultimately, played in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and won.

Many parents, aunts and uncles, cousins and neighbors made the trip to Williamsport to witness history in the making. An open line to the final game was made from a phone booth in the Donut Kettle restaurant on Main Street of Windsor Locks. 

ABC Sports covered the game on television and all the newspapers were full of stories about the team, the town, and the World Series. 

It was a great day in America.


This page is dedicated to the 2015 Opening Day Celebration, Fifty years after that win. All surviving team members were present, and the younger players basked in the company of baseball royalty. What a great example to set for up and comers. 

As the 1965 team members were called onto the field, to the positions they played 50 years ago, the crowd of Little League players went wild. After introductions the '65 team went down the line to all the new teams offering words of encouragement and inspiration. 

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