The Junior League World Series features 12 teams of 13- and 14-year-old baseball players from around the globe. The tournament has been held in Taylor since its inception in 1981. The JLWS is considered the “older brother” of the more famous Little League World Series for 12-year-olds that is played in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The tournament operated on a “modified double-elimination format.” A team continues playing until is loses twice. When there are only four teams left in contention, the top two teams in each pool play for the pool championships.
Even with the COVID-19 global pandemic, the World Series for the best teams of 13- and 14-year-olds from around the globe were able to return for a 40th year in August of 2022.