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

66th Little League Baseball World Series Schedule Announced

1 year 43 weeks ago

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (June 14, 2012) – With just two months remaining, the countdown to one of the summer’s most popular sporting events, the Little League Baseball World Series, began today with the announcement of the pairings and schedule by Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball. more»

Chicago Hosts Final Little League Urban Initiative Baseball Jamboree

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (June 15, 2012) – Since the Little League Urban Initiative Jamboree concept transitioned from one national tournament to numerous state/regional tournaments in 2010, the initiative for boys and girls in urban neighborhoods has prospered. This year is no different with the addition of one jamboree and new venues.

Brian Pickering Named Little League Western Region Assistant Director

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (June 15, 2012) – Brian Pickering has been named Assistant Director in Little League’s Western Region, it was announced by Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball. The Western Region office, the Little League Western Region Headquarters Complex, is located in San Bernardino, Calif.

66th Little League Baseball World Series Schedule Announced

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (June 14, 2012) – With just two months remaining, the countdown to one of the summer’s most popular sporting events, the Little League Baseball World Series, began today with the announcement of the pairings and schedule by Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball, at the annual luncheon.

Team Hosts a Key Component in LLB World Series Experience

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (June 14, 2012) – One of the key components in the Little League experience enjoyed by the 16 teams who earn their way to the Little League Baseball World Series is the role played by the team hosts or “uncles” and “aunts.”

Olympian Crystl Bustos Delivers More Than Hitting Tips at Urban Initiative Clinics

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (June 12, 2012) - The Little League Urban Initiative recently held hitting clinics in Tampa, Fla., and Houston, Texas, in which Olympic softball player Crystl Bustos served as the instructor.

Scott Spillman Named to Position with Little League Baseball and Softball

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (June 7, 2012) – Scott Spillman has been named Little League’s Sponsorship and Marketing Coordinator, it was announced by Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball. Mr. Spillman will be a member of the Marketing Department at Little League International in South Williamsport, Pa.

Scott Spillman Named to Position with Little League Baseball and Softball

1 year 44 weeks ago

Scott Spillman has been named Little League’s Sponsorship and Marketing Coordinator, it was announced by Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball. Mr. Spillman will be a member of the Marketing Department at Little League International in South Williamsport, Pa. more»

Trevor Smith Adds a Game-Winning Grand Slam to His Inspirational Story

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (June 6, 2012) - In Greer S.C., Northwood Little Leaguer Trevor Smith came to bat in the bottom of the sixth inning with two outs, the bases loaded and his team, the Brewers, trailing the undefeated Giants, 1-0. Trevor, 12, hit a game-winning grand slam, which is certainly memorable for any child.

Two Shortstops, Both Little League Alumni, Taken in First 12 Picks of Major League Draft

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (June 5, 2012) - Two young shortstops, Carlos Correa and Gavin Cecchini, that played Little League Baseball were picked in the first round of the Major League Draft, including the first overall pick.

Oregon Hosts Little League Urban Initiative Softball Jamboree

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (May 30, 2012) – Since the Little League Urban Initiative Jamboree concept transitioned from one national tournament to numerous state/regional tournaments in 2010, the initiative for boys and girls in urban neighborhoods has prospered. This year is no different with the addition of one jamboree and new venues.

Baseball Factory’s Little League Experience Draws Throng of Players

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT , Pa. (May 30, 2012) - The Little League Experience, hosted by Little League International and powered by Baseball Factory, welcomed 66 players over the Memorial Day weekend.

Washington Little League Uses FanFest Concept to Build Community

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (May 23, 2012) - One of the marketing ideas used by many of the large sporting events the last few years to help draw fans to the event is the FanFest concept. Most of the events involve interactive games the fans can take part in, many times geared toward children.

Minor League Baseball’s Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Unveil Local Field Rehabilitation Program

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (May 23, 2012) - Michael Felter Field, home of Moosic Little League, near Scranton, Pa., will be the first benefactor of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees’ new Little League rehabilitation program.

Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum Offers Free Admission to Active Duty Military and their Families

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA (May 22, 2012) – The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum is among more than 1,500 museums participating in the Blue Star Museum program for 2012. The program begins May 28 and runs through Labor Day.

Georgia Hosts Little League Urban Initiative Baseball Jamboree

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (May 22, 2012) – Since the Little League Urban Initiative Jamboree concept transitioned from one national tournament to numerous state/regional tournaments in 2010, the initiative for boys and girls in urban neighborhoods has prospered. This year is no different with the addition of one jamboree and new venues.

Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum Open House Recognizes National Little League Week

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (May 18, 2012) – Little League International and the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum will open its doors to the public for free tours and other events on Saturday, June 16, in recognition of National Little League Week.

Little League Honors Top County Seniors With Stotz Scholarship

May 16, 2012
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (May 16, 2012) – Each spring Little League Baseball and Softball rewards high school scholars in the area with the Carl E. Stotz Little League Baseball Scholarship. The 10 recipients exemplify the same ideals as the founder of the world’s largest organized youth sports program: good citizenship, hard work, character, courage and loyalty.

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Michael Thompson, Longtime Supporter of Little League in Tullahoma, Tenn.

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (May 16, 2012) - Little League International mourns the recent passing of Michael Thompson, a longtime coach and supporter of the Little League in Tullahoma, Tenn. He was 45.

Northern California Hosts Little League Urban Initiative Softball Jamboree

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (May 15, 2012) - The Little League Urban Initiative Northern California Jamboree, will be hosted by Stockton Eastern Little League. It will feature teams from seven leagues and more than 100 players (the participating leagues are listed at the end of the release). Games will be played at Eastside Community Park in Stockton, the home of Stockton Eastern Little League.

Houston Hosts Little League Urban Initiative Baseball Jamboree

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (May 14, 2012) – Since the Little League Urban Initiative Jamboree concept transitioned from one national tournament to numerous state/regional tournaments in 2010, the initiative for boys and girls in urban neighborhoods has prospered. This year is no different with the addition of one jamboree and new venues.

Little League Experience Offers Children Unique Baseball Training Opportunity

1 year 48 weeks ago
(Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

The Little League Experience, hosted by Little League International and powered by Baseball Factory, will be held over the Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28, for the third consecutive year in South Williamsport, Pa. more»

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Long-time Little League Volunteer Michael Thompson

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (May 11, 2012) - Little League International mourns the passing of Tullahoma (Okla.) American Little League volunteer Michael Thompson. He was 45.

Fitness: How Much Training Is Too Much for Young Athletes?

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (May 11, 2012) - Jill Barker, a columnist for the Montreal Gazette, authored an interesting story about training for youth athletes that references the pitch count used by Little League Baseball.

Little League Experience Offers Children Unique Baseball Training Opportunity

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (May 10, 2012) - The Little League Experience, hosted by Little League International and powered by Baseball Factory, will be held over the Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28, for the third consecutive year in South Williamsport, Pa.

Florida’s Challenger Jamboree Expands Participation by 100 Players in Its Third Year

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (May 9, 2012) – Clearwater, (Fla.) Little League was the host for the third annual Florida Challenger Jamboree.

Little League’s Green Acres Recovering from 2011 Flood

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (May 9, 2012) – Little League’s Green Acres facility in Hillsgrove, Pa., has operated Summer Baseball Camp for decades, but there will be no campers enjoying Sullivan County’s rolling hills this year, as a result of the flood that devastated the camp last fall.

Spring Meeting of Little League International Board of Directors Results in New Directors, New Division of Play

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (May 8, 2012) – As a result of voting conducted online by volunteer District Administrators around the world, the Little League International Board of Directors on Saturday approved a measure to create a new division of Little League Baseball. The vote took place at the annual Spring Meeting, held at the Little League Western Region Headquarters in San Bernardino, Calif.

Joplin South Little League Continues Rebuilding Effort

May 22, 2013
Joplin, Mo. - (May 8, 2012) - Sunny Jim Park, the home of Joplin (Mo.) South Little League, was completely destroyed by an EF5 tornado less than one year ago. Recently, another step was taken by the league to get back on its feet.

Florida Hosts Little League Urban Initiative Baseball and Softball Jamborees

May 1, 2012
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (April 30, 2012) – Since the Little League Urban Initiative Jamboree concept transitioned from one national tournament to numerous state/regional tournaments in 2010, the initiative for boys and girls in urban neighborhoods has prospered. This year is no different with the addition of one jamboree and new venues.

Tobyhanna Little League awarded more than $95,000 by the Baseball Tomorrow Fund for the installation of Musco Sports Lighting Equipment

April 30, 2012
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - (April 27, 2011) - The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) awarded a grant in the amount of $95,686 to the Tobyhanna (PA) Little League for the installation of Musco Sports Lighting on fields at its home facility, Coolbaugh Township Municipal Park.

Little League Grad, Boston Red Sox All-Star Adrian Gonzalez Featured on Cover of 2012 Little League Magazine

April 30, 2012
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (April 27, 2012) - The 2012 edition of the Little League Magazine, published by Major League Baseball, is currently being distributed to all local Little League chartered in the United States.

Umpires Selected for Eight Little League World Series

May 7, 2012
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (April 26, 2012) – The umpires who will be working the eight Little League World Series have been selected after going through a lengthy and stringent selection process. Appointment as a member of the umpiring crew for a World Series is the highest honor Little League Baseball and Softball can bestow on an umpire.

MLB’s San Diego Padres Launch Uniform Donation Program

April 27, 2012
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., (April 25, 2012) – It is common for Little Leaguers to emulate their Major League heroes. In the San Diego suburb of Chula Vista, such role playing has become a reality of sorts with the support of the Major League Baseball’s hometown Padres.

Little Leagues Can Host MLB Pitch, Hit and Run Competitions

April 25, 2012
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (April 25, 2012) – Local Little Leagues wishing to provide players with a skills assessment program are encouraged to host a Major League Baseball's 2012 Pitch, Hit and Run competition.

Little League International Hosts Little League Softball Development Committee

May 2, 2012
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (April 24, 2012) – Tasked with expanding the conversation about Little League Softball, the Little League Softball Development Committee recently gathered at International headquarters for two days of meetings.

Kristian Palvia Nominated to Represent Europe, Middle East and Africa on Little League International Board of Directors

April 23, 2012
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (April 23, 2012) – The Little League Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Region has nominated one of its experienced volunteer leaders for election to 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.

Four Umpires from Puerto Rico Will Take Umpire School Information Back Home

April 20, 2012
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (April 20, 2012) - For more than 40 years, Little League International has provided a forum for volunteer umpires in the organization to learn the proper techniques and mechanics.

Little League Umpiring School Hosts First Australian

1 year 51 weeks ago
Umpire school at Little League Baseball Headquarters (Photo courtesy of Little League Baseball and Softball)

The Little League International complex in South Williamsport is hosting its annual Umpiring School this week, and like the Little League Baseball World Series that is played on the complex each August, there is an international presence among the umpires. more»

Little League Umpiring School Hosts First Australian

April 17, 2012
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (April 17, 2012) - The Little League International complex in South Williamsport, Pa., is hosting its annual Umpiring School this week, and like the Little League Baseball World Series that is played on the complex each August, there is an international presence among the umpires.

Little League Museum Receives Grant from Lycoming County Visitors Bureau

April 12, 2012
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (April 12, 2012) – The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum recently received a grant from the Lycoming County Visitors Bureau as part of an effort to increase tourism in the county. The $5,000 grant is part of the Lycoming County Travel and Tourism Initiative.

Proactive Parenting: Use These Tips to Help Prevent Children from ever Being Abused

April 13, 2012
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (April 12, 2012) - Jill Starishevsky knows the horrors of child abuse better than most - she's a prosecutor of child abuse and sex crimes in New York City. The mother of three is also the author of My Body Belongs To Me (www.MyBodyBelongstoMe.com), a children's book intended to prevent child sexual abuse by teaching children that their bodies are their own.

Southern California Hosts First 2012 Little League Urban Initiative Jamboree

April 10, 2012
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (April 4, 2012) – Since the Little League Urban Initiative Jamboree concept transitioned from one national tournament to numerous state/regional tournaments in 2010, the initiative for boys and girls in urban neighborhoods has prospered. This year is no different with the addition of two jamborees and new venues.

Little League Museum Listed Among Baseball’s Greatest Attractions

2 years 1 week ago

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT - The Little League Baseball World Series has long been on a “bucket list” or a “must see” list for many people, particularly baseball fans.

Now the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum can claim a spot among the top places to visit in baseball. more»

Little League Museum Listed Among Baseball’s Greatest Attractions

April 10, 2012
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (April 5, 2012) - The Little League Baseball World Series has long been on a “bucket list” or a “must see” list for many people, particularly baseball fans.

Do You Have a Little League Treasure to Share?

April 5, 2012
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (April 5, 2012) - As the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum prepares for its total re-design, we’re asking current and former Little Leaguers, and volunteers around the world, to help us with our archives.

Darlene McLaughlin Nominated to Represent Canada on Little League International Board of Directors

2 years 2 weeks ago

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (March 29, 2012) – The Little League Canadian Region has nominated one of its experienced volunteer leaders for election to 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. more»

Darlene McLaughlin Nominated to Represent Canada on Little League International Board of Directors

April 30, 2012
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (March 29, 2012) – The Little League Canadian Region has nominated one of its experienced volunteer leaders for election to 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.

Little League Urban Initiative Offers Opportunity to Attend Little League Baseball Camp through Scholarship Program

March 29, 2012
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (March 29, 2012) - For more than 10 years, the Little League Urban Initiative has created opportunities for children in urban and metropolitan neighborhoods throughout the United States to play Little League in their communities.

Little League Facebook Pages Top 70,000-Fan Mark

March 29, 2012
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (March 26, 2012) – Over this past weekend, Little League’s Facebook fan pages topped 70,000 fans for the first time.
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