Sunday's Phillies-Mets matchup was the final game of a five-game series, but instead of going through the usual routine at Citizens Bank Park, the two teams are suited up at Historic Bowman Field.

Williamsport warmly welcomed Rhys Hoskins, Carlos Santana and the rest of the Phillies into town on Sunday as part of the Little League Classic. It's the second time major-league teams have faced off during the Little League World Series (last year, the other Pennsylvania team got the nod).

Upon arriving in Williamsport, the team was greeted by dozens of Little Leaguers at the airport.

The Phillies left the airport accompanied by some lucky players from Canada, who rode the bus over to the stadium with the team.

It was at Bowman Field that Hoskins met one of the stars of this iteration of the Little League World Series, Alfred Delia — better known as Big Al.

Why do we love Big Al? This is why we love Big Al.

Odubel Herrera hands out some fist-bumps to Little Leaguers ahead of Sunday’s Mets-Phillies game at Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport.
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Odubel Herrera hands out some fist-bumps to Little Leaguers ahead of Sunday’s Mets-Phillies game at Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport.

At the stadium, players got a chance to hand out some advice to the dozens of aspiring major leaguers in attendance.

Who among us didn't wish we could someday make it to Williamsport? A couple Phillies were reliving their childhoods.

One Phillie did make it to the big show back in the day: Scott Kingery.

"For me, it was the opportunity to play on the biggest stage you could imagine as a 12-year-old," Kingery told Scott Lauber ahead of the Phillies' visit to Williamsport. "I was a little nervous because I had never played on TV or in front of that many people before. But to be able to see the cameras and do interviews, stuff you've never done before. As a 12-year-old, it was a lot of fun."

Players met with Little Leaguers from all over the world, including some of their home countries. Nick Pivetta, who is from Victoria, British Columbia, was sure to snap a picture with the Canadian team, which hails from Surrey, in the same province.

Was there a team Carlos Santana didn't meet? Doesn't seem like it. Here he is with the Latin American region team from Arraijan, Panama.

And he met a few Little Leaguers from down under: the Australian contingent traveled all the way from Gold Coast, Queensland, to compete.

Compartiendo con los futuro grande liga.💪💪💪💪💪💪

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One of the World Series' most famous alumni was in Williamsport on Sunday: Mo'ne Davis, who became the first female pitcher to throw a shutout in the Little League World Series in 2014. Davis led the Taney Dragons on an improbable run and captured the hearts of Philadelphians while also landing on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

What's she up to now? Other than trying her hand at whichever sport seems fun, she's also posing for photos with Phillies catcher Wilson Ramos.

One with this little girl @monee_011 the best in @littleleague @phillies

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It's Players Weekend, which means both the Mets and the Phillies are rocking jerseys with nicknames on the back.

You'll be seeing 'Big Fudge,' 'Big Fella,' 'Bigger Fella' and …

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