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PHOTOS: Chicago celebrates Little League champs

PHOTOS: Chicago celebrates Little League champs

LITTLE LEAGUES, BIG STAGE: Members of the Jackie Robinson West All Stars Little League baseball team participate in a rally celebrating the team's U.S. Little League Championship Wednesday, Aug. 27, in Chicago. Photo: Associated Press/Charles Rex Arbogast

Chicago’s beloved Little League champions got a big welcome from their hometown on Wednesday, complete with their own parade, from their ballpark on the city’s South Side to Millennium Park downtown. The Jackie Robinson West All Stars, Chicago’s first all-black team to claim the U.S. title, have united the city. Televised games last weekend were the most-watched telecasts in the city, with 623,900 viewers Saturday and 810,500 on Sunday.

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