68th Little Legue World Series Kicks off Thursday

08.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

As players arrived over the last several days, their temperatures were taken before they got off the bus. Little League implemented the precautionary measure after a measles outbreak several years ago. Official activities get under way Wednesday when the Grand Slam Parade steps off at 6 p.m. in Williamsport. A neat tidbit of this year's games-- Philadelphia's Mo'Ne Davis will become only the 18th girl to play in 68 years in the Little League World Series; and the first American girl to play in the series in a decade.