Chicago kids get last at-bat of summer thanks to Cubs, Sox

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CHICAGO --  Just weeks before CPS students go back to class, hundreds of them are getting one last at-bat to take advantage of summer thanks to Chicago’s major league teams.

There is still time to catch the tournament and cheer the kids on. The championship game starts at 4 p.m. tomorrow at Curtis Granderson Stadium at 14th and Morgan.

Neighborhood teams like Oz Park, Norwood and Near South came from across the city to play the game in the shadow of downtown.

Fun is the name of the game for these players; they are little league age, 500 of them from 50 different baseball and six softball teams in the city -- boys and girls from all walks of life. They are rooting each other on in a tournament with roots that are purely Chicago.  The Cubs and White Sox each gave $250,000 dollars to make this three-day tournament come to life.

It’s a lesson in knowing the rules, and getting along on the field, that can translate off the field as well.