Celebrating its 75th year anniversary this year, the 2014 Little League World Series is slated to begin next week with games being played in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Currently 11-13 year olds are playing all across the country and world with hopes of earning a bid to the 2014 LLWS and playing on national television. Believe or not some notable alumni and famous athletes have participated in the LLWS over the years, so let’s take a look!

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1. Charlie Hayes (MLB Player, 1977 LLWS, Hattiesburg, Mississippi)

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2. Jason Bay (MLB Player, 1990 LLWS, Trail, British Columbia)

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3. Gary Sheffield (MLB Player, 1980 LLWS, Tampa, Florida)

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4. Jason Varitek (MLB Player, 1984 LLWS, Altamonte Springs, Florida)

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5. Colby Rasmus (MLB Player, 1999 LLWS, Phenix City, Alabama)

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6. Todd Frazier (MLB Player, 1998 LLWS Champion, Toms River, New Jersey)

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7. Chris Drury (NHL Player, 1989 LLWS, Trumbull, Connecticut) 

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8. Matt Cassel (NFL Player, 1994 LLWS, Northridge, California)

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9. Lance Lynn (MLB Player, 1999 LLWS, Brownsburg, Indiana)

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