SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- Teams in next year's Little League World Series will have to carry more detailed documentation of the eligibility of their players, including proof of age and residency.
The stricter guidelines were announced Tuesday, four months after the Rolando Paulino Little League team from the Bronx, N.Y., was stripped of its third-place finish at the Little League World Series when star pitcher Danny Almonte was found to be too old to play.
''I must underscore that these new standards and procedures will still rely on the integrity and the honesty of the more than 1.25 million adult volunteers in our program,'' said Stephen D. Keener, president and chief executive officer of Little League Baseball Inc.
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