|MLBPA News Release|
Now you can collect minifigurines depicting some of your favorite big league players wearing their former Little League uniforms.
The collaboration between the Players Association, Little League® Baseball and Softball and Acton, Mass.-based OYO Sports helps to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Little League Baseball and reconnect players and collectors with the grassroots of the game.
"I remember putting on a Little League uniform for the first time as if it was yesterday," Mets third baseman David Wright said. "Playing Little League Baseball was fun, and I'm extremely honored to be a part of this fun product line."
The initial product line includes Little League versions of Adrian Gonzalez (Sweetwater Valley Little League), Derek Jeter (Westwood Little League), Ian Kinsler (Canyon Del Oro Little League), Dustin Pedroia (Woodland Little League), Troy Tulowitzki (Sunnyvale National Little League) and David Wright (Green Run Little League).
The OYO Sports product line is comprised of "building block-style" minifigures, with bendable knees, rotating forearms, and the ability to hold a bat, ball or glove.
The minifigures are available at select toy stores, collectors stores, and fan shops, as well as on www.oyosports.com and www.LittleLeagueStore.net. Items will also be available at the upcoming Little League Baseball® World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., Aug. 14-24.
"This product line not only brings fans closer to their favorite players, it demonstrates to all that through hard work and determination -- lessons learned on the Little League field -- dreams can come true," said Evan Kaplan, the MLBPA's director of licensing and business development.