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

Chinese Taipei Wins Its Way to 2013 Little League Baseball® World Series

July 10, 2013
For the 28th time in the 67-year history of the Little League Baseball® World Series, Chinese Taipei will bring a team to compete in South Williamsport, Pa.

Little League and GameChanger Partner for Little League World Series Scorekeeping, Stats and Live Game Updates

July 11, 2013
Little League® Baseball and Softball announces today it will use the GameChanger app and website to keep stats and stream live game updates for their nine World Series events and ten region championship tournaments. As tournament scorekeepers record every pitch using the GameChanger iPad app, Little League families and fans will be able to follow the live game action from anywhere in the world.

Little League Hosts Babe Ruth’s Granddaughter at Newly Reopened Museum

1 year 21 weeks ago
Babe Ruth's granddaughter, Linda Ruth Tosetti, speaks to three generations of visitors in front of the "Great Bambino's" complete, game-worn uniform at The World of Little League.

Babe Ruth’s granddaughter, Linda Ruth Tosetti visited the newly reopened World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store today, which includes an exhibit devoted to her legendary grandfather. more»

Little League Hosts Babe Ruth’s Granddaughter at Newly Reopened World of Little League®

July 20, 2013
Babe Ruth’s granddaughter, Linda Ruth-Tosetti visited the newly reopened World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store today, which includes an exhibit devoted to her legendary grandfather.

Active Network Features Global Connections Exhibit at The World of Little League®

July 22, 2013
ACTIVE Network, Inc. (NYSE:ACTV), the leader in cloud-based Activity and Participant Management™(APM) solutions, has proudly been the official online league management provider for Little League® Baseball and Softball for 13 years. Celebrating its recent grand re-opening, the World of Little League®: Peter J.

Rule Clarification: Tournament Rule IV (d) Pitchers, Exception

June 21, 2013
In an effort to provide additional guidance on the application of “Tournament Rule IV (d) Pitchers, Exception” regarding the new pitching threshold, the tournament committee has prepared the clarification outlined below regarding end of game threshold.

New Interactive Touch Table by ACTIVE Network Will Allow World of Little League® Museum Visitors to Touch, See and Play Like Never Before

June 21, 2013
This summer, World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store visitors will be able to learn about any of the 7,000+ baseball leagues in roughly 90 countries around the world by tapping photos, playing fun trivia games and sending messages, in a unique interactive exhibit powered by the ACTIVE Network, Inc.

Little League International Welcomes Visitors to Newly-Envisioned World of Little League

June 21, 2013
Following nine months of construction and nearly two years of planning, Stephen D. Keener, Little League® Baseball and Softball President and Chief Executive Officer, offered brief remarks and welcomed several special guests during a brief ceremony prior to officially opening the renovated World of Little League: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store, on Saturday, June 15, 2013.

2013 Little League Baseball® World Series Teams Paired with Team Hosts

June 14, 2013
Every year, the focus of the 2013 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, known as their uncles and aunts during the 10-day series, to make sure those players have a Little League® experience that lasts a lifetime. The 67th Little League Baseball World Series will be played Aug.

Schedule Set For the 2013 Little League Baseball® World Series

June 14, 2013
For the first time in the history of the Little League® World Series Luncheon, we already know one team coming to South Williamsport, and now we know how all 16 Region Champions will be starting the 2013 Little League Baseball® World Series.

New World of Little League Exhibit to Highlight Volunteer Photographers

June 14, 2013
When the completely re-designed World of Little League: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store opens to the public on June 15, visitors will have a chance to see some of the best Little League photography from around the world – thanks to the family of the late Richard “Hank” Bauer, Jr.

World of Little League Museum

1 year 23 weeks ago

On September 4, 2012, Little League® Baseball and Softball closed the doors of the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum and started a $4.3 million renovation process. Nine months later, the organization is putting the finishing touches on the museum in preparation for an on-time grand reopening on June 15, 2013. more»

Little League® Urban Initiative New York Metro Jamboree Comes to Bronx, New York

June 14, 2013
Little League® Baseball and Softball will hold its Urban Initiative New York Metro Jamboree at the Bronxchester, Parkchester and Van Nest Little League Fields in Bronx, N.Y. on June 14-16.

Alert: Thursday's 2013 Little League Baseball® World Series Luncheon to be Streamed Live

June 12, 2013
We're proud and excited to announce that this year's Little League Baseball® World Series luncheon will be webcast live on "Little League TV" at http://www.littleleague.org/tv. We hope you can join us as we begin our celebration of National Little League Week.

First-Ever Australian Little League Baseball® Team Wins Its Way to Williamsport

1 year 24 weeks ago
The Perth Metro Central Little League team with the first-ever Australia Region Championship banner.

The 2013 Little League Baseball® World Series has its first Region Champion, and they’ve already made history. more»

New Little League® Museum Viewing Plaza Opens at the World of Little League

June 10, 2013
In conjunction with the grand reopening of the World of Little League: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store, Little League® Baseball and Softball and the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) announced the unveiling of the new Little League Museum Viewing Plaza.

Little League® President and CEO Participates in NFL Safety Roundtable

June 13, 2013
Little League® Baseball and Softball has been a pioneer in safety in youth sports, and Stephen D. Keener, Little League® President and Chief Executive Officer recently provided insights into Little League’s safety program at a roundtable discussion sponsored by the National Football League in New York City.

First-Ever Australian Little League Baseball® Team Wins Its Way to Williamsport

June 10, 2013
The 2013 Little League Baseball® World Series has its first Region Champion, and they’ve already made history. On Wednesday, June 5, the Perth Metro Central Little League in Perth, Australia won the inaugural Australia Region Tournament in Queensland, Australia, earning its way to compete in the Little League Baseball World Series in South Williamsport, Pa.

Little League® Amps up for Grand Reopening of the World of Little League

June 10, 2013
On September 4, 2012, Little League® Baseball and Softball closed the doors of the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum and started a $4.3 million renovation process. Nine months later, the organization is putting the finishing touches on the museum in preparation for an on-time grand reopening on June 15, 2013.

Little League® Urban Initiative Central Region Jamboree Comes to Indianapolis, Indiana

June 7, 2013
Little League® Baseball and Softball will hold its Urban Initiative Central Region Jamboree in Indianapolis, Ind. at the Douglass Little League and the Little League Central Region Complexes on June 7-9.

World of Little League® to Exhibit One-of-a-Kind Babe Ruth Uniform

June 12, 2013
In 1934, on his only international barnstorming tour, baseball immortal Babe Ruth wore just one uniform. That uniform, consisting of a jersey, pants and socks – will be part of a special exhibit when the completely renovated World of Little League: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store opens on June 15.

Little League® International Board Chair Speaks In Front of Pennsylvania Senate

June 4, 2013
Starting with a familiar Little League message, Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour stressed the importance of Character, Courage and Loyalty to the Senate floor, and she concluded her message with some of the wisest words ever spoken: The Little League Pledge.

New Interactive Touch Table at World of Little League

1 year 25 weeks ago

This summer, World of Little League Museum visitors will be able to learn about any of the 7,000+ baseball leagues in roughly 90 countries around the world by tapping photos, playing fun trivia games and sending messages, in a unique interactive exhibit powered by the ACTIVE Network, Inc. (NYSE:ACTV), the Official Online League Management Provider of Little League® Baseball and Softball. more»

Little League® Mid-Atlantic Region Challenger Jamboree Comes to Princeton, N.J.

May 31, 2013
Little League® Baseball and Softball will hold its Mid-Atlantic Region Challenger Jamboree in Princeton, N.J., June 1-2. This year, 15 teams from the Mid-Atlantic region will bring 200 players with developmental and physical challenges to the event.

Little League® Urban Initiative Jamboree Comes to Pearland, Texas

May 31, 2013
Little League® Baseball and Softball will hold its Urban Initiative Texas State Jamboree at the Pearland (Texas) Little League Fields on May 31-June 2.

Little League® Urban Initiative Jamboree Comes to Portland, Oregon

May 31, 2013
Little League® Baseball and Softball will hold its Northwest Urban Initiative Jamboree at Lents Park in Portland, Ore. May 31-June 2. One of nine Urban Initiative Jamborees being held throughout the United States this year, it is the second of two jamborees focused on softball, the first was the Northern California Jamboree in Stockton, Calif., from May 17-19.

World of Little League to Participate in Blue Star Museums

May 30, 2013
World of Little League: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store is among the more than 2,000 museums across America offering free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense.

Little League® Urban Initiative Jamboree Comes to Lancaster, Pennsylvania

May 24, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (May 23, 2013) – Little League® Baseball and Softball will hold its Pennsylvania Urban Initiative Jamboree at the Lancaster (Pa.) Community Park from May 25-27. Teams from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C. will all compete at the jamboree.

Little League® Urban Initiative Jamboree Comes to Marietta, Georgia

May 24, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (May 23, 2013) – Little League® Baseball and Softball will hold its Georgia Urban Initiative Jamboree at the Milford Little League in Marietta, Ga., from May 24-26.

Long-time Local League Volunteer Stan Krzanowski Honored with Lewis Hine Award for Volunteer Service

June 19, 2013
Stan Krzanowski, a Little League® volunteer for 30 years and current President of Canton Little League in Connecticut District 6, was a 2013 recipient of a Lewis Hine Award for volunteer service to his community.

Little League Honors Area Seniors with Stotz Scholarship

1 year 27 weeks ago
Hannah Merrifield (Hughesville High School) and Daniel Ma (Williamsport High School) were recognized as the top recipients at the 2013 Carl E. Stotz Scholarship Luncheon, each receiving $2,000 scholarships. Miss Merrifield and Mr. Ma are joined by Stephen D. Keener (far left), President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball; and Karen Stotz Myers (far right), the daughter of Little League Founder Carl E. Stotz.

When Carl E. Stotz founded Little League in 1939, he did so on the basis of character, courage and loyalty. These words are still found on the Little League Baseball and Softball insignia, and they are also the basis for the Carl E. Stotz Little League Baseball Scholarship. more»

Little League® Western Region Challenger Fun Days Come to San Bernardino, California

May 16, 2013
Little League® Baseball and Softball will hold its Western Region Challenger Fun Days at the Little League Western Region Complex in San Bernardino, Calif., May 18-19. This year, 16 teams from southern California and three teams from Mexico will bring players with developmental and physical challenges to the event.

Little League® Urban Initiative Jamboree Comes to Stockton, California

May 16, 2013
Little League® Baseball and Softball will hold its Northern California Urban Initiative Jamboree at the Stockton, Calif. Eastern Little League Fields from May 17-19. One of nine Urban Initiative Jamborees being held throughout the United States this year, it is the first of two jamborees focused on softball, the second will be the Northwest Jamboree in Portland, Ore. from May 31-June 2.

Little League Challenger Division® Players to Participate in Shriners Hospitals for Children Baseball Classic in Waco, Texas

May 16, 2013
Little League Challenger Division® players from Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Waco, Texas will come together at Baylor University on May 18-19 to play in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Baseball Classic.

Little League® Georgia Challenger Jamboree Comes to Warner Robins

May 16, 2013
Little League® Baseball and Softball will hold its Georgia Challenger Jamboree at the Warner Robins, Ga. American Little League Complex on Saturday, May 18. More than 150 children with developmental and physical challenges are expected to participate in the jamboree.

Little League® Baseball and Softball Website Gets New Look

May 20, 2013
On May 13, Little League® International unveiled its new homepage for www.LittleLeague.org. The new design, and added functionality, was developed by the ACTIVE Network an official sponsor of Little League® Baseball and Softball.

Little League® Jake Hardison Memorial Challenger Jamboree Comes to Norfolk, Virginia

May 10, 2013
Little League® Baseball and Softball will hold the inaugural Jake Hardison Memorial Challenger Jamboree at the Azalea Little League Complex in Norfolk, Va., from May 10-12. More than 1,000 children with developmental and physical challenges from 59 teams are expected to participate in this year. The teams are coming to Norfolk from Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

ASAP Plans, Backgrounds Checks are to Be Completed Before Start of Season

May 9, 2013
It’s March, and in many places the 2013 Little League season has begun. Now is the time to do all you can to ensure the safety and well-being of your Little Leaguers.

A Classic Combination: Little Leaguers invited to participate in Cooperstown Game Day Parade

May 13, 2013
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum needs Little Leaguers to be a part of a Memorial Day celebration.

Umpires Selected for Nine Little League® World Series

May 20, 2013
Little League® Baseball and Softball announced today the 115 umpires who will be working the nine Little League® World Series this summer. The Little League® World Series schedule kicks off with the Big League Baseball World Series in Easley, S.C. on July 24 and ends with the Little League Baseball World Series Championship Game in South Williamsport, Pa. on August 25.

Umpires Selected for Nine Little League World Series

1 year 29 weeks ago

Little League Baseball and Softball announced today the 115 umpires who will be working the nine Little League World Series this summer. The Little League World Series schedule kicks off with the Big League Baseball World Series in Easley, S.C. on July 24 and ends with the Little League Baseball World Series Championship Game in South Williamsport, Pa. on August 25. more»

2013 Little League® Magazine Features Rookie Standout Mike Trout

June 3, 2013
The 2013 edition of the Little League Magazine, published by Major League Baseball, has been distributed to all local Little Leagues chartered in the United States. Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels, the 2012 American League Rookie of the Year, is featured on the cover.

Little League Urban Initiative Jamboree Comes to Tampa, Florida

May 9, 2013
Little League Baseball and Softball will hold its Urban Initiative Florida State Jamboree at the Larry Sanders Sports Complex in Tampa, Fla., from May 2-5. One of nine Urban Initiative Jamborees being held throughout the United States this spring, participants in the Florida State Jamboree will take part in a weekend of games and other special events at no cost to their local league.

World of Little League to Feature Items from Carl E. Stotz Archives

1 year 30 weeks ago
Karen Stotz Myers stands next to a photo of her father, Carl Stotz, founder of Little League Baseball, taken while he was a youth playing on the St. John's Lutheran Sunday School Baseball League. (Photo courtesy of Pennie Vanderlin)

Seventy-five years ago, during the summer of 1938, Williamsport resident Carl E. Stotz hit upon an idea that would become the world’s largest and most respected organized youth sports program. more»

Little League® Mourns the Loss of Boston Marathon Bombing Victim and Little Leaguer, Martin Richard

May 20, 2013
It is with great sadness that the entire Little League® community mourns the loss of Martin Richard, 8, a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing. Martin was a member of the Savin Hill Little League in Dorchester, Mass.

World of Little League to Feature Items from Carl E. Stotz Collection

May 9, 2013
Seventy-five years ago, during the summer of 1938, Williamsport resident Carl E. Stotz hit upon an idea that would become the world’s largest and most respected organized youth sports program. The next year, on June 6, 1939, the first Little League game was played. Only three teams existed at that time, and nobody could know how if the program would survive past its first year.

Alert: News Conference on Wednesday from New World of Little League to be Streamed Live

May 9, 2013
A news conference planned for noon, Eastern U.S. time, on Wednesday, April 24, will be available to anyone worldwide via the Internet, as Little League International makes a special announcement concerning the new World of Little League: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store.

Little League International Salutes the Efforts, Commitment of its Volunteers During National Volunteer Week

May 9, 2013
In recognition of National Volunteer Week, we celebrate the opportunity and reflect on the influence that Little League volunteers have had on generations of children throughout the world. Little League volunteers understand that “no task is too small,” and relate to the mantra - “We do what has to be done in support of the children” - regardless of the size and location of their neighborhood.

Baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield to Attend Little League Urban Initiative Jamboree in National City, California

May 9, 2013
Dave Winfield, a 2001 inductee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., will join Little Leaguers at the Southern California Little League Urban Initiative Jamboree on April 27, 2013. The Jamboree, hosted by Las Palmas Little League, runs from April 26-28 in National City, Calif, just outside of San Diego.
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