The Little League World Series has become big business in recent years, thanks in large part to increased coverage on ESPN. But the Little League that is being played in Camden, New Jersey, is a long way from prime-time TV coverage.
Camden is one of the nation's most violent cities with a murder rate that isn't even close to the national average. Drugs and gangs are commonplace while financial difficulties led to layoffs on the police force.
Fortunately for some of the kids in Camden, a 42-year-old man named Bryan Morton decided the best way he could fight the good fight was to establish a Little League. His success story is the subject of a compelling feature by Kathy Dobie in GQ.
From Dobie's story:
To read the complete story of how Little League Baseball has transformed one of the poorest and deadliest cities in America, go to GQ.com.