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The friendly players from Team Venezuela visited with patients in orthopedic rehabilitation. Source: UPMC Susquehanna

Williamsport – Patients healing from recent knee replacement surgeries at UPMC Susquehanna were surprised by the smiling faces of the Latin America Regional Champions during the Series day off last Friday.

The Little Leaguers from Maracaibo, Venezuela, stopped by the hospital for a pick-up game of Wiffle ball with MLB Star and Hall of Fame pitcher Lee Smith and local little leaguers from Loyalsock. 

The team, recipients of the Jack Losch LLWS Sportsmanship Award for 2019, shared smiles and hugs with patients on the orthopedic rehabilitation floor. Patients were excited to hear what the team enjoyed most about the Little League World Series, and the players got to learn a bit about orthopaedic surgeries.


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