The Little World Series officially begins on Friday with teams from all over the globe seeking Little League glory. Sixteen teams will descend on the hallowed ground of Little League baseball in Williamsport, Pennsylvania with the goal of hoisting the championship banner.

These teams are comprised of the best 11 and 12-year-old baseball players around the world, many of whom we may see again one day down the road in another uniform. If so, it would only continue a trend that has been around for decades–namely Little League World Series players turning into Major League Baseball players.

The pool of those going from the LLWS to the big leagues is shallower than one may expect, but never the less there are 20 players who can say they made the jump better than anyone.

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