Vandals break off bronze bat from Little League monument

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 13, 2015 11:08 AM

FILE PHOTO: The Little League teams from Japan, on the third base line, and Lewisberry, Pa., on the first base line, stand after being after introduced, before the Little League World Series Championship baseball game at Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

(Williamsport) -- People in Williamsport take the town's history seriously as the birthplace of Little League baseball and home to its World Series. 

 But recently, vandals damaged the city's bronze "Based Loaded'' monument that commemorates Little League's history. 

Williamsport police say someone broke off a bat from one of the bronze player statues, which will cost about $4,000 to repair.

The monument's insured and will be fixed. 

Aaron Holder, who lives in Williamsport, say the theft is embarrassing, noting, "How are we going to make the city look good if we tear it up?'' 

The Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, which put the monument together last year, may now put up security cameras to safeguard it

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