Phils tied to Philly LLWS team through RBI program

Phils tied to Philly LLWS team through RBI program

ANAHEIM -- The Taney Dragons have become a pretty popular story in Philadelphia as they won Pennsylvania's Little League state championship and advanced to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

The team has a connection with the Phillies.

The Dragons, who are in the Graduate Hospital section of Philadelphia, are part of the Phillies' RBI program and will be members of the organization's Urban Youth Academy when it opens.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.