Text: H.Con.Res.123 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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HCON 123 IH
101st CONGRESS
1st Session
H. CON. RES. 123
Recognizing the fiftieth anniversary of Little League Baseball.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 16, 1989
Mr. GEKAS (for himself, Mr. LEVINE of California, Mr. COSTELLO, Mr. MOORHEAD,
Mr. BUSTAMANTE, Mr. ACKERMAN, Mr. FAWELL, Mr. HORTON, Mr. HAYES of Louisiana,
Mr. KOSTMAYER, Mr. CLEMENT, Mr. KANJORSKI, Mr. SCHAEFER, Mr. TAUKE,
Mr. HANCOCK, Mr. WOLF, Mr. UPTON, Mr. SHAYS, Mr. MCDADE, Mr. SHUMWAY,
Mr. DORNAN of California, Mr. PARKER, Mr. THOMAS of Georgia, Mr. JONES
of Georgia, Mr. OXLEY, Mr. WHEAT, Mr. CLINGER, Mr. GALLEGLY, Mr. HUGHES,
Mr. GRANDY, Mr. SMITH of Florida, Mr. DE LA GARZA, Mr. FAZIO, Mr. BILBRAY,
and Mr. BOEHLERT) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was
referred to the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
Recognizing the fiftieth anniversary of Little League Baseball.
Whereas on June 6, 1939, the first Little League Baseball game was played
in Williamsport, Pennsylvania;
Whereas by 1955, Little League Baseball was found in every State, and today
is played in thirty-three countries, with over two million five hundred
thousand youngsters participating, culminating in a world series each year;
Whereas, from its inception, Little League Baseball has been a vehicle for
promoting the virtues of fair play, good sportsmanship, and the desire to
excel through friendly competition;
Whereas the goal of Little League Baseball has always been and will
continue to be to instill in children the merits of teamwork, discipline,
and responsibility through the simple game of baseball;
Whereas the value of Little League Baseball will always be measured more by
what a child learns than by whether a child wins;
Whereas over seven hundred and fifty thousand adult volunteers give of their
time and energy to make Little League Baseball possible;
Whereas over four hundred and fifty Major League Baseball players and countless
leaders in business, industry, and politics, including Members of Congress,
are Little League Baseball graduates;
Whereas by action of the Congress, Little League Baseball is a federally
chartered program committed to the mental and physical development of children
during their most formative years;
Whereas in 1959, President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed `National Little
League Baseball Week' as the second week in June, and that week has been
celebrated every year since; and
Whereas in 1989, President George Bush, himself a former Little League Baseball
coach, recognized and offered his personal congratulations to Little League
Baseball on its golden anniversary: Now, therefore, be it
  Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That
  the Congress recognizes the fiftieth anniversary of Little League Baseball
  and its lasting contribution to the Nation's youth.