Congratulating Keystone Little League's Historic Season

September 15, 2011

This week during a floor speech before the U.S. House of Representatives, I congratulated Clinton County’s Keystone Little League baseball team on their historic run for the 2011 Little League World Series Championship. Below you can view a video of the remarks and access the Congressional Record for the full text and the Little League Eastern Region Tournament Summary.  Congrats Keystone!    

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Full text of remarks:

September 13, 2011

Congressional Record Volume 157, Number 135
Page H6124


(Mr. THOMPSON of Pennsylvania asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)

Mr. Speaker, on August 14, Keystone Little League from Clinton County, Pennsylvania, won the Little League Mid-Atlantic Region title. This win secured them a place in the Little League World Series Tournament.

A special group of young men made up the Keystone team. It wasn't just a talented Pennsylvania team making it to the World Series, or the fact that they were the first Clinton County team to make the World Series since 1949, but that for weeks these boys were perhaps the biggest story in the world of sports.

While some exceptional teams often hitch their success to one or two early developing kids, it was Keystone's teamwork, sportsmanship, and character that served to rally the entire State around them, creating record-breaking crowds as we watched their historic run for the world championship.

This team, more than any other, held their own against national competition, winning three of five games during the tournament.

In the end, Keystone left this season with something more than a regional title; they left with a legacy that will be remembered generations from now.

I want to congratulate the whole team, the coaches, and the dedicated parents who helped make this season one for the record books.

Congratulations, Keystone.