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

Little League Softball World Series Begins Thursday

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 7, 2012) – The 2012 Little League Softball World Series, featuring 10 teams from around the world, begins Thursday with a game at 10:30 a.m. The World Series is played in Portland, Ore.

Lenel Systems Recipient of Hartman Friendship Award

1 year 37 weeks ago

The safety and security of everyone, including both the participants and the fans, at the Little League Baseball World Series is one of the most important considerations in the preparation for one of the summer’s most anticipated events. more»

Little League International Mourns the Passing of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Richard Berry, Jr.

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 6, 2012) - Little League International mourns the passing of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Richard L. Berry. He was 27.

Lenel Systems International, Inc., Named Recipient of the 2012 W. Howard Hartman Friendship Award

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 6, 2012) – The safety and security of everyone, including both the participants and the fans, at the Little League Baseball World Series is one of the most important considerations in the preparation for one of the summer’s most anticipated events.

Urban Initiative Baseball Camp Scholarship Winners Enjoy Fun Experience at Little League International

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 3, 2012) – The 2012 Little League Urban Initiative Baseball Camp Scholarship recipients enjoyed a trip to Little League International and the opportunity to improve their skills and make their own memories during the final camp session of the summer.

Senior League Softball World Series Begins Sunday

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 3, 2012) – The 2012 Senior League Softball World Series, featuring 10 teams from around the world, begins Sunday with two games at 5:30 p.m. The World Series is played in Lower Sussex, Del.

2012 Little League Photo Contest Ends in First-Place Tie

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 2, 2012) – Chrissy McLaughlin, of West Chester, Pa., and Shelly Blaker from Kerrville, Texas, tied for first place and are the winners of the 2012 Little League Photo Contest following voting conducted via Little League Facebook page.

Challenger Exhibition Game at Little League Baseball World Series will be Televised Live by WVIA

1 year 37 weeks ago
WVIA Will Televise Challenger Game at Little League Baseball World Series Again This Year. Pictured is a scene from the 2011 game. (Photo courtesy of Little League Baseball and Softball)

Again this year, the annual Little League Challenger Division exhibition game that is part of the Little League Baseball World Series schedule, will be televised. more»

Challenger Exhibition Game at Little League Baseball World Series will be Televised Live by WVIA; Also Carried Live by ESPN3

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 2, 2012) – Again this year, the annual Little League Challenger Division exhibition game that is part of the Little League Baseball World Series schedule, will be televised.

Puerto Rico Wins Big League Baseball World Series for Second Time in Three Years

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 1, 2012) – District 1 from San Juan, Puerto Rico came into the Big League Baseball World Series championship game Thursday night in Easley, S.C., having outscored its opponents, 53-3, in winning all five of its games.

Former Red Sox Catcher, Little League Baseball World Series Alumnus Jason Varitek Is 2012 Little League Graduate of Year Recipient

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 1, 2012) – Former Captain of the Boston Red Sox and two-time Major League Baseball World Series champion Jason Varitek will be honored with the 2012 William A. “Bill” Shea Distinguished Little League Graduate Award during the 66th Little League Baseball World Series in South Williamsport, Pa.

Jason Varitek Is 2012 Little League Graduate of Year Recipient

1 year 37 weeks ago
Varitek will be recognized prior to the U.S Championship game of the Little League Baseball World Series on Aug. 25. (Photo courtesy of Red Thunder, Wikimedia Commons)

Former Captain of the Boston Red Sox and two-time Major League Baseball World Series champion Jason Varitek will be honored with the 2012 William A. “Bill” Shea Distinguished Little League Graduate Award during the 66th Little League Baseball World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. more»

Big League Softball World Series Begins Wednesday

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 31, 2012) – The 2012 Big League Softball World Series, featuring nine teams from around the world, begins Wednesday with two games at 6 p.m. The World Series is played in Kalamazoo, Mich.

KMC American Little League from Germany Earns Berth in Little League Baseball World Series Capturing Europe Region Tournament

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 27, 2012) – Kaiserslautern Military Community (KMC) American Little League from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, scored 90 runs and yielded only 17 on its way to the Europe Region Championship and the league’s fifth berth in the Little League Baseball World Series.

First of Eight 2012 World Series Tournaments Is Under Way with the Big League Baseball World Series

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 27, 2012) – The 2012 Big League Baseball World Series is under way at the Easley (S.C.) Recreation Complex.

Oriente Little League Earns Berth in Little League Baseball World Series Capturing Mexico Region Tournament

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 27, 2012) – Oriente Little League from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, earned its second trip to the Little League Baseball World Series late Thursday night with a 10-7 victory over Santa Catarina Little League from Santa Caterina, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, in the championship game of the Mexico Region Tournament.

Linda Ruff Selected as 2012 Howard and Gail Paster Little League Urban Initiative Volunteer of the Year

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 25, 2012) – Linda Ruff has given to South Baltimore (Md.) Little League since 1980. Over the last few years, the reciprocation she has received from the league she has put so much of herself into, in many ways might have saved her life, and for sure provided some of the inspiration to overcome a life-threatening situation.

Team from Uganda to Receive Visas – Will Play in Little League Baseball World Series

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 25, 2012) – Little League International received confirmation today from the U.S. Department of State that the championship team from the Middle East and Africa Region will receive visas and will participate in the 2012 Little League Baseball World Series.

Rancho Niguel Little League is 2012 ASAP Winner

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 24, 2012) – One of the major considerations in every decision made by Little League Baseball and Softball is the safety of the players, coaches and volunteers in the program. In 1995, ASAP (A Safety Awareness Program) was established to encourage local leagues to formulate a safety program that could be used as their guideline.

Rancho Niguel Little League is 2012 ASAP Winner

1 year 39 weeks ago

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 24, 2012) – One of the major considerations in every decision made by Little League Baseball and Softball is the safety of the players, coaches and volunteers in the program. In 1995, ASAP (A Safety Awareness Program) was established to encourage local leagues to formulate a safety program that could be used as their guideline. more»

ESPN Personality Dick Vitale, Southwest Airlines Executive VP Ron Ricks To Be Enshrined in Little League Hall of Excellence

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 23, 2012) - With his venerable and unmistakable enthusiasm, ESPN personality and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer, Dick Vitale has declared his 2012 enshrinement into the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum’s Hall of Excellence, along with Executive Vice President of Southwest Airlines, Ron Ricks, as “Awesome, baby, with a capital ‘A!’”

Growth of Little League Urban Initiative Jamborees Benefits Volunteers and Players

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 20, 2012) - When the Little League Urban Initiative was established in 1999, one of the main goals was to bring the benefits of Little League Baseball and Softball to boys and girls in urban neighborhoods.

Father Surprises Son at Little League Baseball Camp after Returning from Afghanistan

1 year 39 weeks ago
Sergeant 1st Class Russell Myers, who just returned home from a nine-month tour of duty in Afghanistan, embraces his son, J.E.B. Myers, of Littlestown, at a Little League Training camp at the Little League World Series grounds in South Williamsport.

A big surprise and tears of joy belonged to 13-year-old J.E.B. Myers, of Littlestown, at a Little League Training camp at the Little League World Series grounds in South Williamsport yesterday. It wasn’t because of a home run, a stolen base or caught ball. more»

Surprise! Surprise! Father Surprises Son at Little League Baseball Camp after Returning from Afghanistan

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 19, 2012) - The emotional return of U.S. military personnel from deployment overseas takes place at many different locations around the world. Today the Little League International Complex in South Williamsport, Pa., was the site for another happy reunion between a soldier and one of his family members.

Mike Muranaka Is Little League’s 2012 Challenger Award Winner

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 19, 2012) – What started as a few hours a week helping his wife, Joi, turned into a passion for Mike Muranaka.

Mike Muranaka Is Little League’s 2012 Challenger Award Winner

1 year 39 weeks ago

What started as a few hours a week helping his wife, Joi, turned into a passion for Mike Muranaka. more»

Georgia Little Leaguer’s Show of Sportsmanship Earns Him the Good Sport of the Year Award

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 16, 2012) – It is not often that a 10-year-old provides an example for kids and adults. On an evening earlier this spring, Braeden Swilley, a catcher for the White Sox in the East Marietta (Ga.) Little League, showed everyone at the game what sportsmanship and compassion are.

Lugazi Little League of Uganda Wins Regional Title, to be First African Team in Little League Baseball World Series

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 16, 2012) – For the first time in the 66-year history of the Little League Baseball World Series, a team from Africa will be in the field. Lugazi Little League from Lugazi, Uganda, won the Middle East and Africa (MEA) Region Tournament today with a 5-2 victory over Kuwait Little League from Kuwait City, Kuwait.

Pariba Little League from Curacao Earns World Series Berth as Caribbean Region Tournament Champion

1 year 40 weeks ago

Pariba Little League from Willemstad, Curacao, won all six of its games in the Caribbean Region Tournament by at least seven runs to earn the region’s berth in the 2012 Little League Baseball World Series.  The eight-day, 10-team tournament concluded today and was played in Guayana, Puerto Rico. more»

Georgia Little Leaguer’s Show of Sportsmanship Earns Him the Good Sport of the Year Award

1 year 40 weeks ago

It is not often that a 10-year-old provides an example for kids and adults.  On an evening earlier this spring, Braeden Swilley, a catcher for the White Sox in the East Marietta (Ga.) Little League, showed everyone at the game what sportsmanship and compassion are. more»

Lugazi Little League of Uganda Wins Regional Title, to be First African Team in Little League Baseball World Series

1 year 40 weeks ago

For the first time in the 66-year history of the Little League Baseball World Series, a team from Africa will be in the field.  Lugazi Little League from Lugazi, Uganda, won the Middle East and Africa (MEA) Region Tournament today with a 5-2 victory over Kuwait Little League from Kuwait City, Kuwait. more»

Kitasuna Little League from Tokyo Earns Little League Baseball World Series Berth as Japan Region Tournament Champion

1 year 40 weeks ago

Kitasuna Little League from Tokyo, Japan, earned one of the 16 spots in the 2012 Little League Baseball World Series Saturday after capturing the Japan Region Tournament.  The single-elimination tournament was played in Tokyo over the last three weekends. more»

Next Little League Baseball World Series Berth Goes to Latin America Region Tournament Champion from Puerto Rico

1 year 40 weeks ago

Aguadulce Cabezera Little League from Aguadulce, Puerto Rico, earned the fourth berth in the 2012 Little League Baseball World Series today with a 6-5 victory in the championship game of the Latin America Region Tournament.  The eight-day, eight-team tournament was played in Aguadulce. more»

Next Little League Baseball World Series Berth Goes to Latin America Region Tournament Champion from Panama

1 year 40 weeks ago

Aguadulce Cabezera Little League from Aguadulce, Panama, earned the fourth berth in the 2012 Little League Baseball World Series today with a 6-5 victory in the championship game of the Latin America Region Tournament.  The eight-day, eight-team tournament was played in Aguadulce. more»

Next Little League Baseball World Series Berth Goes to Latin America Region Tournament Champion from Panama

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 15, 2012) – Aguadulce Cabezera Little League from Aguadulce, Panama, earned the fourth berth in the 2012 Little League Baseball World Series today with a 6-5 victory in the championship game of the Latin America Region Tournament. The eight-day, eight-team tournament was played in Aguadulce.

Kitasuna Little League from Tokyo Earns Little League Baseball World Series Berth as Japan Region Tournament Champion

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 15, 2012) – Kitasuna Little League from Tokyo, Japan, earned one of the 16 spots in the 2012 Little League Baseball World Series Saturday after capturing the Japan Region Tournament. The single-elimination tournament was played in Tokyo over the last three weekends.

Pariba Little League from Curacao Earns World Series Berth as Caribbean Region Tournament Champion

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 14, 2011) – Pariba Little League from Willemstad, Curacao, won all six of its games in the Caribbean Region Tournament by at least seven runs to earn the region’s berth in the 2012 Little League Baseball World Series. The eight-day, 10-team tournament concluded today and was played in Guayana, Puerto Rico.

Television Coverage to Showcase Little League International Tournament

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 13, 2012) – 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.

Television Coverage to Showcase Little League International Tournament

1 year 40 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»

LL Tournament Scoring Provided by Pointstreak Technologies

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 9, 2012) – Little League International and Pointstreak Sports Technologies are pleased to announce they have reached a service agreement which will have Pointstreak provide real-time scoring, official statistics and administration services for the 2012 Little League International Tournaments.

LLB Will Utilize Pointstreak Sports Technologies for Scoring

1 year 41 weeks ago

Little League International and Pointstreak Sports Technologies are pleased to announce they have reached a service agreement which will have Pointstreak provide real-time scoring, official statistics and administration services for the 2012 Little League International Tournaments. more»

First Berth in Little League Baseball World Series Goes to Asia-Pacific Region Champ

1 year 41 weeks ago

The Kuei-Shan Little League from Taoyuan County, Chinese Taipei, earned the first berth in the 2012 Little League Baseball World Series today by winning the Asia-Pacific Region Tournament. The Asia-Pacific Champions defeated Hong Kong (China) Little League, 12-2, in the championship game. more»

First Berth in 2012 LLBWS Goes to Asia-Pacific's, Kuei-Shan Little League

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 8, 2012) – The Kuei-Shan Little League from Taoyuan County, Chinese Taipei, earned the first berth in the 2012 Little League Baseball World Series today by winning the Asia-Pacific Region Tournament. The Asia-Pacific Champions defeated Hong Kong (China) Little League, 12-2, in the championship game.

See Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Gang in “Peanuts at Bat” at the James V. Brown Library; and the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 5, 2012) – The James V. Brown Library and the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum are teaming up to offer an exhibition about one of the most lackluster baseball teams known to the sport and managed by Charlie Brown.

Obtain Passport at Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum and Visit Local History

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 5, 2012) – The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum has joined with seven other museums to participate in a new passport program this month that will provide holders with one total admission fee to each of the museums.

Obtain Passport at Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum and Visit Local History

1 year 42 weeks ago

The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum has joined with seven other museums to participate in a new passport program this month that will provide holders with one total admission fee to each of the museums. more»

“Peanuts at Bat” at Library, Little League Museum

1 year 42 weeks ago

he James V. Brown Library and the Peter J.

McGovern Little League Museum are teaming up to offer an exhibition about one of the most
lackluster baseball teams known to the sport and managed by Charlie Brown. more»

Judy Watts Selected as 2012 Little League Mom of the Year

1 year 42 weeks ago

The bond between a mother and her children can be something that is impossible to break. After a recent, possible life-changing situation in the lives of Judy and Cameron Watts, that bond has become even stronger. more»

Texas Native, Greg Hodges, Named Little League Volunteer of the Year

1 year 42 weeks ago

Except for a few years of his life when he was attending college, Greg Hodges has been associated with Little League Baseball and Softball. more»

Judy Watts Selected as 2012 Little League Mom of the Year

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 3, 2012) – The bond between a mother and her children can be something that is impossible to break. After a recent, possible life-changing situation in the lives of Judy and Cameron Watts, that bond has become even stronger.

Pennsylvania Little Leaguer Earns Stirrat Scholarship

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 2, 2012) – Jason Ardan, an 11-year-old Little Leaguer from Scranton, Pa., has been named the recipient of the Robert H. Stirrat Little League Baseball Camp Scholarship. As the recipient of the scholarship, Ardan earns round-trip transportation and free tuition to the Little League Summer Baseball Camp held in South Williamsport, Pa.
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