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Jackie Robinson West to leave Little League because of 'disrespect'

Jackie Robinson West to leave Little League because of 'disrespect'

Jackie Robinson West is taking its ball and going home. The youth team from the Chicago area, which was stripped of its U.S. title in February following allegations that it fielded players from outside its boundaries, has decided to withdraw from the Little League organization. Instead, the team will join the Cal Ripken division of Babe Ruth League, which doesn't follow the same borders, allowing Jackie Robinson West's team to remain intact. "It's largely based on the disregard and disrespect shown by Little League that had a 43-year-old relationship with Jackie Robinson West," spokesman Glenn Harston told the Chicago Tribune. Jackie Robinson West became a...

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