CHICAGO (AP) – Court documents from Little League International contend Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West baseball team was stripped of its national championship because of “fraud and cover-up.”
Little League filed documents last week in response to a lawsuit by Jackie Robinson West seeking documentation for why the league took the action.
The court filings indicate maps submitted in September and December by Jackie Robinson West differed from the original boundary map submitted in May when the team began tournament play.
Little League contends district administrators met with officials from surrounding leagues “to get them to retroactively agree to boundary changes” so players would not be found ineligible.
In a statement Tuesday, team attorney Victor Henderson said legal disputes don’t take place in one inning, adding “the game is far from over.”