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The Sportsmanship of Little Leaguers® Honored At the 2014 Musial Awards

November 24, 2014
Stan “The Man” Musial was a long-time friend of Little League®, and at the 2014 Musial Awards in St. Louis, Mo., the sportsmanship of Little League graduates, players, and coaches was front and center.

Little League® Congratulates Major League Baseball and USA Baseball on the Launch of the Pitch Smart Program

November 20, 2014
For 75 years, Little League® has strived to provide children with healthy and safe baseball and softball opportunities. Little League would like to congratulate Major League Baseball and USA Baseball for the launch of their new Pitch Smart campaign, as we continue to work together to make baseball a safe, fun sport for all children

Little League® International Board of Directors Welcomes Three New Members and Approves 2015 World Series Tournament Dates

November 17, 2014
At the annual fall meeting of the Little League® International Board of Directors, three new Field Representatives joined the 25-member volunteer Board.

Coach David Belisle Nominated As 2014 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year

November 14, 2014
Cumberland National Little League from Cumberland, Rhode Island, has been to the Little League Baseball® World Series twice in the past four years. Both of those teams have been led by manager David Belisle, whose inspirational post-game speeches at the 2014 Little League Baseball World Series have gone viral and prompted a nomination as the 2014 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year.

2014 Little League Baseball® World Series U.S. Champions Honored at the White House

November 11, 2014
Jackie Robinson West Little League from Chicago, a participant in the Little League Urban Initiative program, showed dedication and teamwork on the field to overcome an early-round loss and capture the United States Championship at the 2014 Little League Baseball® World Series.

Little League® Grads Look To Make History at the 2014 Major League Baseball World Series

October 21, 2014
Each year, Little Leaguers® around the world dream of playing Major League Baseball and winning a World Series. Many of the players on the rosters of the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants got their starts on Little League fields, and one of those teams will be claim the Commissioner’s Trophy.

County seeks national recognition for Little League’s birthplace

5 weeks 4 days ago
Original Little League clubhouse circa 1951, which became the Original Little League Museum on West Fourth Street. (Photo credit: Lycoming County Historical Society)

HARRISBURG – The birthplace of Little League could soon be recognized on a national scale for the historic treasure it is. The Pennsylvania State Preservation Board recently approved Lycoming County's nomination of the Original Little League Field for consideration by the Department of the Interior for inclusion in the National Registry of Historic Places. more»

Little League® International Congratulates Rob Manfred, Little League Graduate, on His Election to Become the 10th Baseball Commissioner

October 17, 2014
As Little League® celebrates its 75th Anniversary in 2014, the organization is proud to congratulate Rob Manfred, a graduate of Rome (N.Y.) Little League, on his election as the 10th Commissioner of Baseball. Mr. Manfred will be the first Little League graduate to hold the position, which has been a long-time supporter of Little League Baseball and Softball. Little League found three of Mr.

2014 Little League® Baseball and Softball Photo Contest

November 10, 2014
Share your 2014 Little League® Photos! To enter the 2014 Photo Contest follow these three simple steps. All entries are due by November 30, 2014.

Little League® Honors One of its Finest Graduates -- Derek Jeter

September 29, 2014
You can talk about the records that Derek Jeter holds. You can talk about his championships and the success of the teams he’s been a part of. You can talk about his textbook inside-out swing and his spectacular jump-throws to first.

Little League® International Pays its Respects to Long-Time District Administrator Art Mikelsen

September 3, 2014
Art Mikelsen, the first Little League® volunteer to serve more than 50 years as a District Administrator, passed away on August 30. He was 90.

Asia-Pacific wins Little League Baseball® World Series, defeats Great Lakes 8-4

August 24, 2014
Dong Wan Sin went 2-3 and hit a home run, helping Asia-Pacific to an 8-4 victory over Great Lakes on Sunday at Lamade. He singled in the third inning and homered in the fifth inning. Hae Chan Choi got the win in relief for Asia-Pacific. Choi pitched four innings and allowed three runs.

Susquehanna Health Offers New Treatment Area at Little League Baseball’s® Volunteer Stadium

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August 21, 2014, WILLIAMSPORT – Little League Baseball® World Series (LLBWS) athletic trainers now have a brand new facility in which to treat players during the World Series thanks to a generous contribution from Susquehanna Health Foundation and the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP). more»

Unveiling of Bases Loaded Project Today at 1pm

13 weeks 5 days ago

Don't miss the unveiling and dedication ceremony of 10 bronze statues placed on Market Square today at 1:00 PM on the corner of Market and W. Third Sts., Williamsport.  Join in the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Little League Baseball in its birthplace. more»

Little League® and its National Partners, Honda and Easton, to Provide Support for Pitch In For Baseball in Honor of the Little League Big Legacy Project

September 11, 2014
In recognition of Little League’s 75th Anniversary, baseball and softball equipment will be provided to eight local Little League programs thanks to the Big Legacy Project donations

“Williamsport Welcomes the World” 2014

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Williamsport Welcomes the World 2014

Mark your calendar for Friday, August 22nd for the 5th Annual "Williamsport Welcomes the World" Street Festival in Downtown Williamsport. The streets in the Central Business district between Market and William Streets will close to traffic to accommodate the five hour celebration. The streets will be filled with live music, art, kid's activities, and food vendors. more»

Southwest wins Senior League Baseball World Series, defeats Latin America 7-4 in Championship

August 16, 2014
Southwest beat Latin America 7-4 in seven innings on Saturday at Bangor, Maine behind John Doxakis, who went 2-4. He doubled in the first inning and singled in the second inning. Joe Gobillot got the win for Southwest. He allowed four runs over 5 1/3 innings. Gobillot struck out six, walked four and gave up four hits.

Asia-Pacific wins Junior League Baseball World Series, defeats Southwest 9-1 in Championship

August 16, 2014
Asia-Pacific beat Southwest on Saturday 9-1 at Taylor, MI in seven innings. Asia-Pacific scored three runs in the seventh on Asia-Pacific scored in the seventh on an RBI single by Pei-Fong Dai, an RBI single by Yen-An Lin, and an RBI single by Li-Heng Chen.

East wins Junior League Softball World Series, defeats Latin America 6-2 in Championship

August 16, 2014
Jordan Bernard, an RBI single by Maddie Uschock, and a walk by Stacey Walling. Natalie Lopez was hot from the plate for Latin America. Lopez went 3-4 and scored one run. She singled in the second, third, and fifth innings.

2014 Little League Baseball World Series Schedule

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2014 LLBWS SCHEDULE AND RESULTS

 

Pennsylvania State Champions Taney Little League from Philadelphia Wins 2014 Mid-Atlantic Region Championship, Advancing to the Little League Baseball® World Series

August 10, 2014
The spotlight has been on the girls playing in the Mid-Atlantic Region Championship, and Taney Little League's Mo'ne Davis embraced her moment to shine.

South Vancouver Wins 2014 Canada Region Championship

August 11, 2014
As Little League® celebrates its 75th Anniversary at the 2014 Little League Baseball® World Series, the league representing the Canada Region has won its way to compete in South Williamsport.

Cumberland American Little League wins the 2014 New England Region Championship, Advancing to the Little League Baseball® World Series

August 10, 2014
Saturday was a rough outing for Nick Croteau, but Cumberland American LL still managed to pull out a 10-6 victory over Fairfield American in six innings at Breen Field. Croteau gave up five in 4 1/3, but the bullpen surrendered one run and the offense banged out 10 to pick up the slack and secure the win for Cumberland American LL.

Mountain Ridge Little League wins the 2014 West Region Championship, Advancing to the Little League Baseball® World Series

August 10, 2014
Mountain Ridge LL jumped out to an early lead on Pacifica American LL and captured an 11-2 victory on Saturday at Houghton Stadium. With 10 runs in the first three innings, Mountain Ridge LL left no doubt about the eventual outcome.

East wins the Big League Softball World Series

August 10, 2014
Shaina Reed kept DE District three off the board during her eight innings of work and East beat DE District three, 1-0. Reed struck out seven and allowed one walk and seven hits.

Lynnwood Pacific Little League wins the 2014 Northwest Region Championship, Advancing to the Little League Baseball® World Series

August 10, 2014
Pacific LL and Bend North LL traded the lead four times on Saturday, but Pacific LL ended up on top with a 6-3 win in six innings over Bend North LL. Pacific LL finally managed to grab the lead after a strong third inning. A two-run error scored Ben Grant and Tyler Durbin and gave Pacific LL the lead for good.

Jackie Robinson West Little League wins the 2014 Great Lakes Region Championship, Advancing to the Little League Baseball® World Series

August 10, 2014
Saturday wasn't a banner performance for Joshua Houston, but Jackie Robinson West LL still managed to pull out a 12-7 victory over New Albany LL in six innings at Stokley Field. Houston gave up six in 3 1/3, but the bullpen surrendered one run and the offense banged out 11 to pick up the slack and secure the win for Jackie Robinson West LL.

Central wins the Senior League Softball World Series, defeats West 5-0 in Championship

August 10, 2014
Nichole Kirkpatrick threw a shutout to lift Central to a 5-0 win over West at Bruce Layton Field in seven innings. Central's Kirkpatrick kept West off the scoreboard for all seven innings she was on the rubber. She pitched a shutout, allowing no opposing players to cross the plate on two hits while ringing up six.

It's Time for Some Little League Baseball in Williamsport!

15 weeks 4 days ago

Join us for the 10th Annual Grand Slam Parade as we welcome the 16 Little League World Series teams. The Grand Slam Parade route will travel through Historic Millionaires' Row and downtown Williamsport. The Grand Slam Parade welcomes the world to Williamsport as we host the Little League World Series. more»

South Nashville Little League wins the 2014 Southeast Region Championship, Advancing to the Little League Baseball® World Series

August 8, 2014
South Nashville outlasted Tuckahoe American on Friday after six lead changes, squeaking out a 9-4 win at Warner Robins, GA. South Nashville finally managed to grab the lead after a strong fifth inning. An error scored Brian Garcia and gave South Nashville the lead for good.

Canyon Lake Little League wins the 2014 Midwest Region Championship, Advancing to the Little League Baseball® World Series

August 8, 2014
South Dakota - Canyon Lake LL rolled over Nebraska - Kearney LL 15-4 on Friday at Stokley Field after an eight-run rally in the fourth inning. SD-Canyon Lake LL scored in the fourth on a single by Cooper Voorhees, an RBI single by Daniel Vigoren, a two-run home run by Blake Weaver, and a three-run home run by Dylan Richey. The game was back-and-forth heading into the third, with five lead changes.

Mike Mussina, Former Major League Baseball Pitcher, Member of the Little League® International Board of Directors To Be Enshrined in the Little League Hall of Excellence

August 8, 2014
At the 68th Little League Baseball® World Series in Williamsport, Little League’s celebration of its 75th Anniversary will commence as Mike Mussina’s accomplishments on and off the baseball field will be recognized when he is enshrined in the World of Little League: Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum’s Hall of Excellence.

Former Major League Baseball Player, Roy Smalley, Honored With 2014 William A. “Bill” Shea Distinguished Little League® Graduate Award

August 7, 2014
With a Major League Baseball shortstop as a father and an uncle who also played and a managed in the big leagues, Roy Smalley III was born into baseball. Mr.

Pearland Little League East wins the 2014 Southwest Region Championship, Advancing to the Little League Baseball® World Series

August 6, 2014
TX East - Pearland LL East's three first-inning runs built an early lead that helped bring home a 7-3 win over Louisiana - South Lake Charles LL on Wednesday at Norcross Stadium. TX East - Pearland LL East scored in the first on a two-run double by Layne Roblyer and a bases loaded walk by Joshua Gabino.

The Parents of Major Leaguers Colby and Cory Rasmus Named 2014 George and Barbara Bush Little League® Parents of the Year

August 5, 2014
For the family of Tony and Robin Rasmus, Little League® has been a binding thread of their lives. Their four sons (Colby, Cory, Cyle, and Case) have thrived on the baseball field, all four advancing through to the collegiate and/or professional level, but it is the respect for the life lessons learned between the lines and reinforced by Mr. and Mrs.

Nogales National Little League wins the Intermediate 50/70 World Series, defeats Puerto Rico 11-4 in Championship

August 4, 2014
West pounded Puerto Rico on Monday 11-4 at Max Baer Field in seven innings. The game was back-and-forth heading into the third, with four lead changes.

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

August 1, 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 A Pair of Little Leaguers®

August 1, 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.
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