Little League Baseball will expand its international tournament in 2021, and it looks to give Delaware a better chance to get to Williamsport.
By expanding the World Series from 16 to 20 teams, Little League Baseball altered its United States maps, removing 2 teams out of the Mid-Atlantic Region, putting the Delaware champions into a 4-team bracket.
Delaware will join Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington D.C. in the new look regional in 2021, with the winner punching their ticket to Williamsport.
New York and New Jersey exit the region for the newly-minted Metro Region, where they'll compete with Connecticut and Rhode Island for another bid.
It gives better hope to Delaware, who has only been two 2 Little League World Series: Naamans in 2003, and Newark National in 2013.
No state in the updated Mid-Atlantic Region has reached Williamsport since Red Land, Pennsylvania in 2015.
In addition, the Little League Softball World Series will also add two teams to its bracket, but Delaware's region will continue to include New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
2021 will mark the 75th Little League World Series.