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Jackie Robinson West Advances in LLWS

We’re so proud of Jackie Robinson West!

The youth baseball team from Chicago’s South Side has advanced in the Little League World Series with an 8-7 win over Cumberland American of Rhode Island. The team will play Tuesday night in another elimination game against Pearland of Texas.

A viewing party will be held at Jackie Robinson Park (10540 South Morgan Park Street in Chicago) at 6:30 p.m. CT, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel attended Monday’s viewing party, which included a DJ.

In a news release from the mayor’s office, Emanuel said: “It’s been amazing to see the entire city rally around these remarkable young people, so we’ll hold another watch party so that the entire community can come together to watch the All Stars continue their historic run in the Little League World Series.”

Best of luck to Jackie Robinson West!

(Photo Credit: AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)