Little League® Remembers Two-Time LLBWS Champion, Sean Burroughs

Little League®International mourns the passing of two-time Little League Baseball member Sean Burroughs® World Series champion and son of former Major Leaguer Jeff Burroughs, who died suddenly at age 43 while coaching his son’s Little League game.

As a child, Sean became the first American-born player to throw back-to-back no-hitters in the Little League Baseball World Series and went on to lead his Long Beach (California) Little League team to back-to-back victories. championships in 1992 and 1993, making history as the first American league to do so. During these two historic races, Sean had the opportunity to relive those memories with his father, Jeff, as coach. During his run in 1993, Sean recorded a record 16 strikeouts in his consecutive no-hit games and continued to hit .600 with the World Series performance.

“I think the most important thing to remember about Little League is to not take everything too seriously,” he said in a statement. 2013 interview. “Sometimes children can become too conspicuous when they see themselves on television. That’s part of the fun, I suppose, but at the same time you can’t escape the most essential part of the game: winning as a team. If you go 0 for 4 and your team wins, that’s what matters.

After his impressive performance in Little League, Sean was later drafted by the San Diego Padres as the ninth overall selection in the 1998 MLB Draft and was named MVP of the 2000 All-Stars Futures Game. Debuting with the Padres in 2002, he hit a game-winning single in his first home game and played four seasons with the club.

In addition to three additional seasons playing between the Tampa Bay Rays, Arizona Diamondbacks and Minnesota Twins, he also helped Team USA win a gold medal at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, England. Australia.

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