Westport's series foes at a glance
Updated 3:55 pm, Thursday, August 15, 2013
Here's a quick look at the seven other regional champs in the U.S. bracket with Westport at the Little League World Series. Eight foreign teams are in a separate bracket.
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Where it is: Eight miles northeast of Detroit
Fun facts: The affluent, lakefront city covers just one square mile ... making mark in music as hometown of New Radicals' singer/frontman Gregg Alexander, Grammy-winning R&B singer Anita Baker and guitarist Mark Tremonti of Creed and Alter Bridge ... 1997 film "Grosse Pointe Blank," about a hit man attending his 10-year high school reunion, was shot there ... named to CNN Money Magaine's top 100 places to live in 2012 .
Where it is: 40 miles south of Philadelphia, on the Maryland border.
Fun facts: Unlike the New Jersey city of the same name, which is pronounced NEW-erk, the Delaware city is pronounced NEW-ark ... home to the University of Delaware, whose High Performance Figure Skating Center trains world-class skaters, but the Blue Hens don't have a varsity hockey team... Newark ranked 192 on Sporting News' list of 400 best U.S. sports towns in 2009.
Where it is: Central Iowa, eight miles west of Des Moines.
Fun facts: Pope John Paul spoke in Urbandale before a crowd of 350,000 at an outdoor farm museum in 1979 ... hometown of Florida Panthers goalie Scott Clemmensen and former Detroit Tigers pitcher Sean Runyan ... 500-acre Living History Farms features a circa 1700 native American farm, 1850 pioneer farm and a 1900 horse-powered farm.
Where it is: 20 miles east of Seattle on the shores of Lake Sammamish.
Fun facts: Last year ranked No. 1 on Forbes magazine's list of Friendliest Towns in the United States ... ranked 15th on CNN Money magazine's 2011 list of best places to live ... at the foot of the Cascade Mountains, Sammamish is within 20 miles of four ski areas ... the town is farther north than LLWS Canadian team from Ottawa, Ontario.
Where it is: North-central Tennessee, 40 miles south of the Kentucky border
Fun facts: "Music City" is the mecca of country music, but its recording studios are used by all genres ... Elvis Presley recorded more than 200 songs at RCA's Studio B on Music Row ... Theodore Roosevelt coined the phrase "Good to the last drop" after having a cup of local coffee in Nashville ... a blind student at Vanderbilt University in 1828 launched the seeing-eye-dog movement in the U.S.
Corpus Christi, Texas
Where it is: Southeast Texas on the Gulf of Mexico
Fun facts: Corpus Christi in Latin means "Body of Christ," so named by a Spanish explorer who landed there on a Catholic feast day ... the city has the highest wind velocities on the Gulf, making it a wind-surfing and kite-boarding hot spot ... Cardinals star third baseman David Freese is from there, as are Phillies pitcher Mike Adams, actress Eva Longoria and the late actress Farrah Fawcett.
Chula Vista, California
Where it is: Southwestern corner of the state, seven miles south of San Diego and 12 miles north of Tijuana, Mexico, another LLWS team
Fun facts: Chula Vista is Spanish for "Beautiful View," a nod to its scenic location between San Diego Bay and the Laguna Mountains ... home to one of the nation's three U.S. Olympic training centers ... average high temperatures range from 67 degrees in December to 77 in August, perfect baseball weather and one of the reasons the city has five golf courses ... Chula Vista won the Little League World Series in 2009.
Population figures are from the 2010 U.S. Census