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News from Little League Baseball and Softball, and its annual World Series

Lycoming Students Raise Nearly $1,000 for Little League Museum’s Mascot Exhibit

1 year 20 weeks ago
Making the donation of nearly $1,000 is Nicole Gramlich, Chief Finance Officer for the student group, Vitality Management Consulting, left, to Lance Van Auken, Museum Vice President and Executive Director, and Janice L. Ogurcak, Museum Director of Public Programming and Outreach.

Nearly $1,000 was raised to refurbish the original costume for Little League Baseball and Softball’s mascot through fund-raising events coordinated by students as part of their Business 244 Class at Lycoming College. more»

From the Heart of Little League Came Comfort for the Victims of Hurricane Sandy

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLAMSPORT, (Nov. 21, 2012) – Called a “super storm,” the “storm of the century” and the “perfect storm,” Hurricane Sandy devastated the lives of hundreds of thousands of people on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. In the wake of the destruction, individuals and communities joined by their Little League ties, banded together to offer aid, comfort and perspective.

“Big Al” Price to Host Clinic Series Designed for Rookie, Veteran Little Leagues Coaches

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Nov. 15, 2012) - Little League International and “Big Al” Price have partnered for another season of Little League Coaching Clinics.

Toys for Tots Collection Site Moves from Little League Museum Next Door to Administration Building

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Nov. 19, 2012) -- The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum may be closed, but the need for children in the community to have a good Christmas has not been forgotten by Little League Baseball and Softball.

Louisville Slugger TPX Dynasty-12 (Model: YB12D) Black/Red/Grey Fail Compliance Testing

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Nov. 20, 2012) - Little League Baseball, Incorporated has been informed that Louisville Slugger (Hillerich & Bradsby) TPX Dynasty -12 (black/red/grey) composite bat has failed recent performance standard compliance testing.

On the Road Again: Little League International Gearing Up for Little League Road Show Season

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Oct. 24, 2012) – The “Little League Road Show,” a training and education component of Little League Baseball and Softball, is gearing up for another year, and will again team with local volunteers to provide education and support to its chartered leagues through a series of clinics and seminars.

Mattingly Balistk (Model: BTKYB) Blue Model Fails Compliance Testing

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Nov. 16, 2012) - Little League Baseball, Incorporated has been informed that Mattingly Sports, Inc., Balistk (Model - BTKYB, blue) composite bat has failed recent performance standard compliance testing.

Patrick W. Wilson, Sr. VP of Operations & Program Development, Discusses Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Nov. 29, 2012) - Patrick W. Wilson, Little League International’s Senior Vice President of Operations and Program Development, recently participated in two online presentations that explained the resources and educational materials developed for the Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division.

Dates and Sites for 2013 Little League World Series Tournaments Announced

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Nov. 12, 2012) – The dates and sites for the nine Little League World Series tournaments in 2013, have been approved by the Little League International Board of Directors, it was announced by Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball.

Hugh Tanner of Houston, Texas Voted Chairman-Elect of the Little League International Board of Directors

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., (Nov. 9, 2012) - Hugh E. Tanner, a partner at the Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Litigation Practice in Houston, was voted Chairman-Elect of the Little League International Board of Directors, it was announced today by newly-seated board Chairman Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour.

Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour Assumes Chairmanship of the Little League International Board of Directors

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Nov. 9, 2012) ­- Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour, President of the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pa., is the new chairman of the Little League International Board of Directors, it was announced today by Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball.

Humble Endeavour by One Little Leaguer Offers Inspiration in the Battle Against Cancer

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Nov. 8, 2012) – At times of strife, it can take the honesty of a child’s perspective to remind adults that anything can be accomplished with honest effort and commitment. James McDonald, 11, plays in North Mission Viejo (Calif.) Little League.

Three New Members Join Little League International Advisory Board

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT (Oct. 29, 2012) – Little League District Administrators Kevin Hladik and John Berardi, along with Bruce Campbell, Treasurer and a Director of Little League Baseball Canada, have joined the Little League International Advisory Board it was announced by Stephen D. Keener, Little League International President and Chief Executive Officer.

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Former New York District 7 District Administrator George Cheresnowsky

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Oct. 29, 2012) - Little League International mourns the passing of former New York District 7 Administrator George Cheresnowsky. He was 92.

Second Annual New District Administrator Training Welcomes First-Year DAs from Around the World

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Oct. 13, 2012) – Volunteers from as far away as Australia, Norway, Brazil, and the Czech Republic were among the 32 first-year District Administrators (DAs) welcomed to Little League International for the second annual New DA Training.

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Antonio Vazquez Urdaneta

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., (Aug. 30, 2012) - Little League International mourns the passing of Antonio Vazquez Urdaneta.

Lance Van Auken Named Vice President and Executive Director of Little League Museum

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Oct. 2, 2012) – Lance Van Auken, Vice President of Communications at Little League International since 2008, has been named Vice President and Executive Director of the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum, it was announced today by Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball.

WVIA Public Television Receives Regional Emmy Award for Production of 2011 Little League Challenger Game

May 22, 2013
South Williamsport, Pa. (Sept. 28, 2012) – The presentation of the 2011 Little League Challenger Division Exhibition game played on Aug. 27, 2011, earned WVIA television an Emmy award from The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Mid-Atlantic Chapter.

Little League International Announces Name of New Baseball Division

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Sept. 27, 2012) –Little League International today announced the name of its newest baseball division: The Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division.

Little League, SKLZ Team Filming Series of Instructional Videos

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., (Sept. 20, 2012) – Little League International and SKLZ, a preferred training partner of Little League Baseball and Softball, recently filmed several instructional video segments for the free online Coaches Resource Center.

International Teams Show Well En Route to 2012 World Series Championships

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Sept. 4, 2012) - In various locations throughout the United States, Little League Baseball and Softball World Series tournaments were contested by players and teams, from Little League to Big League.

Little League International Recognizes Best Safety Plans in the United States at Annual ASAP Breakfast

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Sept. 12, 2012) - Little League's national and regional winners for safety awareness and preparedness were honored during the 66th Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Washington District 1 Administrator Tony Monfiletto, Sr.

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., (Sept 4, 2012) - Little League International mourns the passing of Washington District 1 Administrator, Tony Monfiletto, Sr. He was 79.

Australia to Play in Little League Baseball World Series

1 year 33 weeks ago

Australia will have an entry in the Little League Baseball World Series, it was announced today by Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball. more»

Regions Realigned for 2013: Australia to Play in Little League Baseball World Series

May 21, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 29, 2012) – Australia will have an entry in the Little League Baseball World Series, it was announced today by Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball.

Little League Honors Volunteers at Awards Breakfast

May 21, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 29, 2012) - From a 10-year-old catcher who showed good sportsmanship, to a mom who survived cancer and got behind the plate to call balls and strikes, Little League Baseball honored volunteers Thursday morning at the Genetti Hotel who help make the international program a success.

Japan Wins 66th Little League Baseball World Series

May 21, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 26, 2012) – Noriatsu Osaka hit three home runs and Kotaro Kiyomiya struck out eight over four innings as Japan defeated Goodlettsville, Tenn., 12-2, to win the 66th Little League Baseball World Series. The game was shortened to five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.

Livermore, Calif., Chosen as Site of New World Series Tournament in 2013

May 21, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 24, 2012) – In today’s meeting of the Little League International Board of Directors, the site of a new World Series baseball tournament of Little League was named.

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Dr. Robert Yasui

May 21, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 20, 2012) -- Little League International mourns the passing on Monday of Dr. Robert Yasui, who was the Little League Baseball World Series physician for more than 50 years until his retirement a few years ago.

 

Nunaka Valley Little League celebrates first Junior League Softball World Series Crown

May 21, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 18, 2012) - The Nunaka Valley (West Region Champions) Little League softball team from Anchorage, Alaska, captured the 14th Junior League Softball World Series in Kirkland, Wash., on Saturday, defeating Layritz Little League (Canada Region Champion) from Victoria, British Columbia, 6-2.

Juvenil de Guatemala Little League brings home first Senior League Baseball World Series Championship

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 18, 2012) - Juvenil de Guatemala Little League from Guatemala City, Guatemala, completed its impressive run through the 52nd Senior League Baseball World Series in Bangor, Maine, on Saturday, defeating Lemon Grove (Calif.) Little League, 6-3, to win its first championship. The Latin America Champions outscored its opponents, 39-8, to finish 5-0 in the World Series.

Rockledge (Fla.) Little League captures first Junior League Baseball World Series

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMPORT, Pa. (Aug. 18, 2012) - Rockledge (Fla.) Little League scored two runs in the top of the eighth inning to defeat Aruba North Little League, 12-10, on Saturday to capture the 32nd Junior League Baseball World Series in Taylor, Michigan.

2012 Little League Baseball World Series Photo Gallery

1 year 34 weeks ago
2012 Little League Baseball World Series Champions, Toyko, Japan.

The 2012 Little League Baseball World Series was yet another exciting series.  Congratulations to the World Series Champions Toyko, Japan and the runner up Goodlettsville, TN.  Look back at some of the action from the entire series.

Eastdale Little League Dominant in Winning Little League Softball World Series

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 15, 2012) - Eastdale Little League from Albuquerque, N.M., left little doubt who was the best team in the 10-team Little League Softball World Series field completing a six-game sweep with a 16-1, five-inning victory over Windermere (Fla.) Softball Little League this evening in the championship game. The seven-day World Series was played in Portland, Ore.

2012 Little League Baseball World Series Championship Schedule and Standings

1 year 36 weeks ago

Little League Museum Hosting Several Events During World Series

1 year 36 weeks ago

The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum will be hosting several events during the upcoming Little League Baseball World Series, including the appearance of former Major League Baseball and National Football League player Brian Jordan.  The 66th Little League Baseball World Series will be played Aug. 16-26. more»

Television Coverage to Showcase Little League International Tournament

1 year 36 weeks ago

The Little League Baseball and Softball International Tournament will feature 81 televised games throughout the month of August. ESPN and its family of networks, ABC, and the New England Sports Network (NESN) will provide the live coverage.

See Day-By-Day Schedule Below. more»

The Parents of LA Dodgers' First Baseman Adrian Gonzalez are 2012 George and Barbara Bush Little League Parents of the Year

May 21, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 23, 2012) – For the family of David and Alba Gonzalez, Little League has been a binding thread of their lives.

Little League Museum Hosting Several Events During World Series

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 13, 2012) – The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum will be hosting several events during the upcoming Little League Baseball World Series, including the appearance of former Major League Baseball and National Football League player Brian Jordan. The 66th Little League Baseball World Series will be played Aug. 16-26.

Par Troy East Little League Earns Final Berth in Little League Baseball World Series as Mid-Atlantic Region Champions

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 12, 2012) – A strong pitching performance and some timely hitting propelled Par Troy East Little League from Parsippany, N.J., to the Mid-Atlantic Region Tournament championship today. The New Jersey State Champions defeated Newark (Del.) Little League, 1-0, in the game which was played at Breen Field at the A.

Petaluma (Calif.) National Little League Earns First Berth in Little League Baseball World Series as West Region Champions

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 11, 2012) – Petaluma (Calif.) National Little League used two big innings to earn its first berth in the Little League Baseball World Series tonight with a 7-5 victory over Nanakuli Little League from Waianae, Hawaii, in the championship game of the Western Region Tournament.

Fairfield (Conn.) American Little League Earns Berth in Little League Baseball World Series as New England Region Champions

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 11, 2012) – Fairfield (Conn.) American Little League won all six of its games in the New England Region Tournament to earn its second trip to the Little League Baseball World Series. The Connecticut State Champions defeated Bedford (N.H.) Little League, 14-0, for the title today at the A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership Training Center in Bristol, Conn.

Gresham (Ore.) National Little League Earns First Berth in Little League Baseball World Series as Northwest Region Champions

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 11, 2012) – Gresham (Ore.) National Little League earned its first berth in the Little League Baseball World Series today by scoring multiple runs in the each of the first three innings of the championship game of the Northwest Region Tournament before going on to an 8-4 victory over Post Falls (Idaho) Little League.

Vancouver, British Columbia’s Hastings Community Little League is Canada’s National Champion, Earns Berth in Little League Baseball World Series

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 11, 2012) – Hastings Community Little League From Vancouver, British Columbia, scored 10 runs in the fourth inning and sent down Prairies representative Southwest Little League from Lethbridge, Alberta, in order in the fourth inning to post an 11-1, 10-run rule victory, and earn its first berth in the Little League Baseball World Series since 2009.

Kearney Little League Earns First Berth in Little League Baseball World Series Capturing Midwest Region Tournament

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 11, 2012) – Kearney (Neb.) Little League will be the first team to represent the state of Nebraska in the Little League Baseball World Series after capturing the Midwest Region Tournament in Indianapolis, Ind., today. They beat Canyon Lake Little League from Rapid City, S.D., 10-4 in the championship game played at the Reuben F. Glick Little League Center.

ASOFEM Little League from Puerto Rico Captures Senior Softball World Series Championship

May 22, 2013
SUSSEX COUNTY, Del. (Aug. 11, 2012) – ASOFEM Little League, the Latin American Region Champion from Maunabo, Puerto Rico, won the Senior League Softball World Series, 6-4 behind a complete-game effort from winning pitcher Jocelyn De Leon.

Goodlettsville (Tenn.) Baseball Little League Earns Berth in Little League Baseball World Series Capturing Southeast Region Tournament

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 10, 2012) – Goodlettsville (Tenn.) Baseball Little League earned its first berth in the Little League Baseball World Series tonight by winning the championship game of the Southeast Region Tournament over Warner Robins (Ga.) American Little League by a 1-0 score. It is the first time since 1987 the state of Tennessee will be represented in the World Series.

Legendary Los Angeles Dodger Pitcher Fernando Valenzuela Will Throw the Ceremonial First Pitch

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 10, 2012) – Legendary Los Angeles Dodger pitcher, and the Dodgers’ Spanish-language broadcaster Fernando Valenzuela will throw the ceremonial first pitch tomorrow prior to the Little League Baseball Northwest Region championship game.

New Castle (Ind.) Little League Earns First Berth in Little League Baseball World Series Capturing Great Lakes Region Tournament

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 10, 2012) – New Castle (Ind.) Little League earned its first berth in the Little League Baseball World Series this afternoon as they came back from a four-run deficit to score a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to earn a 6-5 victory over Warren County Southern Little League from Bowling Green, Ky.

Three Little League World Series Begin Sunday

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 10, 2012) – Three more Little League World Series begin Sunday. The Junior League Softball World Series in Kirkland, Washington, the Junior League Baseball World Series in Taylor, Mich., and the Senior League Baseball World Series in Bangor, Maine, all get underway with games on Sunday.

BULLETIN: Schedule Change at Bristol (Mid-Atlantic Region)

May 22, 2013
Because of impending inclement weather, Little League International has announced a change in the schedule for today's semifinal games in the Mid-Atlantic Region Tournament in Bristol, Conn.

McAllister Park National Little League Earns First U.S. Berth in Little League Baseball World Series Capturing Southwestern Region Tournament

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 9, 2012) – McAllister Park National Little League from San Antonio, Texas, was strong in all phases in earning the first U.S. berth in the Little League Baseball World Series winning all five of its games in the Southwestern Region Tournament held at the George W. Bush Little League Leadership Training Center in Waco, Texas.
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