The American who built Africa's field of dreams

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Baseball may be known as the American pastime but the interntational rosters were hard to miss at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

This year a team from Africa was competing for the first time. The side from Uganda made it this far in large part due to retired American businessman Richard Stanley.

A retired chemical engineer, Mr Stanley has devoted his money and time to developing the sport in the country. Twenty miles west of Kampala, he has built a complex containing all three of Uganda's only baseball fields.

The team was eliminated this week after losing their two games. But as Mr Stanley, the US co-ordinator for Ugandan Little League, tells the BBC, the future looks bright for baseball in Africa.

Produced by Irina Khokhlova

Camera by Ilya Shnitser

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