- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Folks in Williamsport take seriously the town’s history as the birthplace of Little League baseball and home to its World Series.

And, according to WNEP-TV (https://bit.ly/1k1nS4I ) they’re also taking seriously recent vandalism of the city’s bronze “Based Loaded” monument that commemorates Little League’s history.

Williamsport police say someone broke off a bat from one of the bronze player statues, which will cost about $4,000 to repair. The monument’s insured and will be fixed.

But officials and residents say that’s not the point.

Resident Aaron Holder say the theft is embarrassing and says, “How are we going to make the city look good if we tear it up?”

The Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce which put the monument together last year may now put up security cameras to safeguard the monument.

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Information from: WNEP-TV, https://www.wnep.com


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