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San Diego, Calif., Little League® Volunteer, Ray Bernal, Honored with the 2014 Howard and Gail Paster Little League Urban Initiative Volunteer of the Year Award

July 31, 2014
For Ray Bernal, a lot has happened in the past five years. He became the president of San Diego American Little League; with the help of the San Diego Padres, he renovated the league’s baseball fields and added a softball field; and he nearly tripled the size of his league, adding Junior and Senior League Baseball divisions, as well as three levels of Little League Softball®.

Little League Recognizes Ed Wilson of Midland, Mich., With 50 Years of Service, as the Volunteer of the Year Recipient

July 31, 2014
Becoming a volunteer in 1964, Wilson has served several roles in his 50 years of service. Whether he is coaching, serving on the league’s Board of Directors, or maintaining fields, Ed Wilson constantly strives to make Midland Northeast Little League an environment for kids to learn and grow. Mr.

Orange, Calif., Little League Volunteer, Betsy Wilson, Honored with the 2014 Little League Mom of the Year Award

July 31, 2014
Juggling the busy schedules of a family of six can be challenging. However, Elizabeth (Betsy) Wilson looks at this task as the joy of motherhood. For the commitment to ensuring her children have meaningful Little League® experiences and for her dedicated volunteer work, Little League Baseball and Softball has named Mrs. Wilson the recipient of the 2014 Little League Mom of the Year Award.

Houston, Texas, Little League® Volunteer, Joni Fichter, Honored with the 2014 Little League Challenger Division® Award

July 31, 2014
It is said that giving is the greatest gift of all, and for Joni Fichter, no other statement is truer. For her generosity and dedication to making sure all children in Houston, Texas, have a meaningful Little League experience, Little League® Baseball and Softball has named Mrs. Fichter the recipient of the 2014 Little League Challenger Division® Award.

Montesano, Wash., Little Leaguer®, Cole Daniels, 12, Honored with the 2014 Little League Good Sport of the Year Award

July 31, 2014
For Cole Daniels, 12, Little League® is so much more than playing baseball. Cole, a player at Montesano Little League on the Pacific Coast in Washington, is a leader at the Little League fields. With two younger brothers, he takes on the “big brother” role for not just his siblings, but for the entire league.

Florida District 12 wins the Big League Baseball World Series, defeats Puerto Rico 2-1 in Championship

July 31, 2014
Southeast starter Brian Auerbach doesn't need much run-support when he is on the mound and he showed it on Wednesday at Field one against Puerto Rico. Seven strong innings by Auerbach hoisted Southeast to a 2-1 victory over Puerto Rico in seven innings.

Major Leaguers and Little League license OYO Sports to produce minifigures of players in their Little League uniforms

July 28, 2014
Major League baseball players and Little League® Baseball and Softball have licensed Acton, Mass. based OYO Sports to produce collectible minifigures of current and former Major Leaguers featured in their Little League All‐Star uniforms, the parties announced today.

The Urban Initiative Baseball Camp Scholarship Provides Special Experiences, Memories for Pair of Little Leaguers®

July 28, 2014
During the last full week of July, the 2014 Little League® Urban Initiative Baseball Camp Scholarship winners enjoyed a trip to Little League International and the opportunity to improve their skills and make their own memories.

Miguel Luzunaris Little League from Humacao, Puerto Rico Wins 2014 Caribbean Region Championship, Advancing to the Little League Baseball® World Series

July 30, 2014
As Little League® celebrates its 75th Anniversary at the 2014 Little League Baseball® World Series, the league representing the Caribbean Region has won its way to compete in South Williamsport. In Freeport, Bahamas, Liga Infantil y Juvenil Miguel Luzunaris from Humacao, Puerto Rico, captured the banner as Caribbean Region Champions with the 14-3 win, Elrod Hendricks West Little League from St.

Russell Athletic and Little League® Introduce New Uniforms for the 2014 Little League Baseball® World Series

July 24, 2014
Russell Athletic and Little League® today announced new uniform combinations for the 2014 Little League Baseball® World Series, created and designed specifically to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Little League. The announcement of the new uniforms continues a long-standing relationship between Russell Athletic and Little League Baseball and Softball that dates back more than 30 years.

South Moravia Little League from Brno, Czech Republic Wins 2014 Europe & Africa Region Championship, Advancing to the Little League Baseball® World Series

July 25, 2014
As Little League® celebrates its 75th Anniversary at the 2014 Little League Baseball® World Series, the league representing the Europe and Africa Region has won its way to compete in South Williamsport.

Guadalupe Linda Vista Little League from Guadalupe, Mexico Wins 2014 Mexico Region Championship, Advancing to the Little League Baseball® World Series

July 21, 2014
As Little League® celebrates its 75th Anniversary at the 2014 Little League Baseball® World Series, the league representing the Mexico Region has won its way to compete in South Williamsport.

Seoul Little League from South Korea Wins 2014 Asia-Pacific Region Championship, Advancing to the Little League Baseball® World Series

July 10, 2014
As Little League celebrates its 75th Anniversary at the 2014 Little League Baseball® World Series, Seoul, South Korea, will be represented for the third time in that country’s history. In Clark, Philippines, Seoul Little League from South Korea’s capital city captured the banner as Asia-Pacific Region Champions with the 11-0 win over Hong Kong on Sunday, July 6.

Coquivacoa Little League from Maracaibo, Venezuela Wins 2014 Latin America Region Championship, Advancing to the Little League Baseball® World Series

July 10, 2014
As Little League celebrates its 75th Anniversary at the 2014 Little League Baseball® World Series, a league from Venezuela with a lot of history will return to South Williamsport this summer.

Tokyo Kitasuna Little League Wins 2014 Japan Region Championship, Advancing to the Little League Baseball® World Series

July 10, 2014
As Little League celebrates its 75th Anniversary at the 2014 Little League Baseball® World Series, Tokyo’s Kitasuna Little League will be coming to Williamsport in search of its third world championship.

Little League®-Groomed Talent in the Women’s College Softball World Series

July 10, 2014
History was made on June 3, 2014, as the Florida Gators defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide, 6-3, winning the school’s first Women’s College Softball World Series (WCWS) Title. For Game 2, Florida manager, Tim Walton surprised everyone by not starting his ace, and Game 1 starter, Hannah Rogers, who lead the way for the Gators all year with 30 wins and an era of just 1.68.

Play Ball Like a Girl!

June 30, 2014

Although this video isn’t specifically about Little League, I’ve heard the words “You throw like a girl” used as a slur at the ball park too often.

It’s my wish that fathers and brothers, uncles and grandfathers, coaches and managers, and especially players would consider this taunt hurts more than the individual it’s aimed at. more»

Play Ball Like a Girl!

June 30, 2014

Although this video isn’t specifically about Little League, I’ve heard the words “You throw like a girl” used as a slur at the ball park too often.

It’s my wish that fathers and brothers, uncles and grandfathers, coaches and managers, and especially players would consider this taunt hurts more than the individual it’s aimed at. more»

Play Ball! Little League Playoffs Unite Families

June 30, 2014

Play Ball! Little League Playoffs Unite Families

A reporter spent the day at day at a North Carolina Little League Baseball field during the playoffs. more»

Play Ball! Little League Playoffs Unite Families

June 30, 2014

Play Ball! Little League Playoffs Unite Families

A reporter spent the day at day at a North Carolina Little League Baseball field during the playoffs. more»

Play Ball! Little League Shouldn’t Inspire Fear

June 25, 2014

I read  a Times Herald column by Jeff Edelstein, “When it comes to 5-year-old Little League baseball, I was 100 percent wrong,” and it summoned memories of steamy summer days at more»

Play Ball! Little League Shouldn’t Inspire Fear

June 25, 2014

I read  a Times Herald column by Jeff Edelstein, “When it comes to 5-year-old Little League baseball, I was 100 percent wrong,” and it summoned memories of steamy summer days at more»

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Michigan District 13 Administrator Brett Wyatt

June 18, 2014
Little League International mourns the passing of Michigan District 13 Administrator Brett Wyatt. He was 54.

Little League Challenger Division® Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Exciting Year of New Initiatives

June 17, 2014
As Little League expanded in the 1980s, some local programs were finding ways to incorporate the children with special needs in their communities. And, on June 13, 1989, the Little League Challenger Division® was officially launched at the Little League International Congress, as the organization was celebrating its 50th Anniversary.

Little League® Grants $150,000 to Susquehanna Health in Support of New Little League Kids Zone at the Hospitality Inn at Williamsport Hospital

June 13, 2014
Since Carl E. Stotz organized the first Little League season 75 years ago, the Williamsport community has been vital to the success of the organization. To celebrate the importance of the community, Little League President and CEO, Stephen D.

Schedule Set For the 2014 Little League Baseball® World Series

July 11, 2014
As Little League® celebrates its 75th Anniversary, it is now known how the final celebration, the 2014 Little League Baseball® World Series, will begin. On Wednesday, June 11, at Little League Headquarter, Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO, announced the pairings and schedule of this year’s Little League Baseball World Series, taking place Aug. 14-24 at Howard J.

Honoring the Legacy of Its Founder, Little League® to Recognize South Little League in South Williamsport, Pa., with the Inaugural Carl E. Stotz Little League Community Award

June 11, 2014
When Carl E. Stotz organized the first Little League® season in 1938, he leaned on the Williamsport community for support. On June 6, 1939, the first Little League game was played, and the local businesses and residents played a significant role in the success of that first year. Today, 75 years later, Little League is the hallmark of more than 7,000 communities around the world.

2014 Little League Baseball® World Series Teams Paired with Team Hosts

June 11, 2014
Every year, the focus of the Little League Baseball® World Series is placed squarely on the players from the 16 teams that come to South Williamsport, and it is up to the 32 team hosts to make sure those players have a Little League® experience that lasts a lifetime. The 68th Little League Baseball World Series will be played Aug. 14-24.

2014 Umpires Selected for Nine Little League® World Series Tournaments

June 30, 2014
Little League® announced today the 115 umpires who will be working the nine Little League World Series this summer. The premier youth baseball and softball tournament, the Little League World Series schedule kicks off with the Big League Baseball World Series in Easley, S.C.

Perth Metro Northern Crowned Little League Baseball® Australia Region Champions

June 25, 2014
Perth Metro Northern Little League from Western Australia has beaten 20 teams to be crowned the Little League Baseball® Australia Region Champion at the 2014 Australian Little League National Championships. The six-day event held at Tallebudgera on the Gold Coast, rounded up Sunday, June 8, with Perth Metro Northern LL defeating Manly 3-2 in a thrilling championship game.

The World's Largest Organized Youth Sports Program Partners with the World's Most Iconic Building to Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Little League®

June 24, 2014
Former MLB All-Star and New York Yankees centerfielder, Bernie Williams, and Little Leaguers® from Harlem, New York, today lit the Empire State Building in red, white and blue in a special ceremony to honor the 75th Anniversary of Little League®. Joining Williams and the Little Leaguers was Stephen D. Kenner, Little League President and CEO.

‘Little League: A History’: WVIA Original Documentary Film

June 3, 2014

Little League: A History

By WVIA-FM on YouTube

The WVIA Original Documentary Film, “Little League: A History” (premiere June 9, 2014 on WVIA-TV) chronicles and celebrates Little League’s 75-year contribution to American culture and to the quality of life for millions more around the world today. more»

‘Little League: A History’: WVIA Original Documentary Film

June 3, 2014

Little League: A History

By WVIA-FM on YouTube

The WVIA Original Documentary Film, “Little League: A History” (premiere June 9, 2014 on WVIA-TV) chronicles and celebrates Little League’s 75-year contribution to American culture and to the quality of life for millions more around the world today. more»

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Edward “Buzz” Ungard, a Member of the First Little League Baseball® World Series Championship Team

May 27, 2014
Edward “Buzz” Ungard, a member of the Maynard Midgets Little League team from Williamsport, Pa., that won the first Little League Baseball® World Series Championship in 1947, passed away on May 3. He was 79.

Little League® Honors Area Lycoming County High School Seniors with the Carl E. Stotz Little League Baseball® Scholarship

May 21, 2014
When Carl E. Stotz founded Little League® in 1939, he created a community-based organization to provide a competitive, healthy outlet for children to learn the values of teamwork, dedication, and sportsmanship. As Little League celebrates its 75th Anniversary in 2014, Little League is again honoring the achievement of 10 students from the greater Williamsport area with the Carl E.

Little League® Urban Initiative Celebrates its 15th Anniversary at Jamborees Around the United States

May 29, 2014
Every child deserves the opportunity to have a Little League® experience. Character. Courage. Loyalty. Teamwork. Dedication. Fair Play. These are the morals that are instilled on Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® fields around the world.

A Walk-Off: Little League Softball® Grads Show Extreme Sportsmanship at Florida Southern College

May 29, 2014
Softball has been a part of Chelsea Oglevie’s life for a long time. As a 12-year-old, she helped Citrus Park Little League win their Tournament of Champions. In 2008, she helped lead the same league to the Big League Softball World Series, where they finished fifth. As the star pitcher for Florida Southern College, she has made national headlines for her act of sportsmanship during her final game.

Top Quarterback Draft Pick Blake Bortles Holds the Little League Challenger Division® Close to His Heart

May 29, 2014
Legendary coach John Wooden once said, “The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.” Blake Bortles of Oviedo, Fla., seems destined to be watched by millions of fans as the face of a National Football League (NFL) franchise, but it is his heart that belongs to the Oviedo Little League’s Challenger Division.

Lycoming County Visitors Bureau Announces “Bases Loaded” Project to Commemorate LL 75th

12 weeks 1 day ago
One of the Statues coming to downtown Williamsport!

The Lycoming County Visitors Bureau, a department of the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, will be conducting a press announcement this Wednesday May 7 at 2:00PM at the northeast corner of Market and Third Streets in downtown Williamsport (JSSB corner). more»

Little League® Partners with the Positive Coaching Alliance to Create Free, Quick-Courses for Parents and Coaches

May 6, 2014
One of the most important on-field relationships in Little League® is between coaches and their players. One of the most important relationships off the field is between coaches and parents.

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Former Indiana District 13 Administrator Delmar Hyde

April 29, 2014
Little League International mourns the passing of former Indiana District 13 Administrator Delmar Hyde. He was 80.

Little League® Recognizes Volunteer, Bernie Kozen, For His Heroic Actions During the 2013 Ross Township, Pa., Shooting

April 28, 2014
Little League’s motto of Character, Courage and Loyalty reflect the heart of the organization, and can be found in the millions of Little League® alumni, players, and volunteers.

Longtime California Volunteer, Bill Carter, Receives Little League® Chairman’s Award at the 26th Little League International Congress

April 24, 2014
Little League® District Administrators are some of the most dedicated, tireless volunteers in the Little League program. At the 26th Little League International Congress, Little League recognized Bill Carter, former California District 11 Administrator and long-time volunteer umpire, with the Chairman’s Award.

Little League® Partners with Oakley to become the Official Eyewear Sponsor of Little League Baseball and Softball

April 28, 2014
Little League® International, has partnered with, Oakley, Inc., a leader in the eyewear industry, making the company the Official Eyewear Sponsor of Little League Baseball and Softball.

Neptune, N.J., Volunteer, Tony Richardson, Elected as Eastern Region Representative to the Little League® International Board of Directors

April 22, 2014
At the spring meeting of the Little League® International Board of Directors, Tony Richardson, New Jersey District 11 Administrator, was nominated to the Board. Mr. Richardson, of Neptune, N.J., will succeed Michael Serino, Pennsylvania District 17 Administrator, as the Eastern Region Representative.

Sammamish, Wash., Volunteer, Bob Toigo, Elected as Western Region Representative to the Little League® International Board of Directors

April 23, 2014
At the spring meeting of the Little League® International Board of Directors, Bob Toigo, Washington District 9 Administrator, was elected to the Board. Mr. Toigo, of Sammamish Wash., succeeds Marty Hoy, California District 25 Administrator, as the Western Region Representative. The announcement was made at the 26th Little League International Congress in Minneapolis, Minn., on April 7, 2014.

Manila, Philippines, Volunteer, Jolly Gomez, Elected as Asia-Pacific Region Representative to the Little League® International Board of Directors

April 23, 2014
At the spring meeting of the Little League® International Board of Directors, Jolly Gomez, Philippines District 1 Administrator, was elected to the Board. Mr. Gomez, of Manila, Philippines, succeeds Stephen Guerrero, Guam Administrator, as the Asia-Pacific Region Representative. The announcement was made at the 26th Little League International Congress in Minneapolis, Minn., on April 7, 2014.
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