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World of Little League® Announces Activities for the Holidays

December 6, 2013
Special activities for holiday fun are in store at the World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store from now through the end of December.

Little League® Names Sergio Guzman as New Southwestern Region Director

December 18, 2013
Sergio Guzman has been named Southwestern Region Director, Stephen D. Keener, Little League® Baseball and Softball President and CEO, announced today. The Southwestern Region Headquarters are located at the George W. Bush Little League Center in Waco, Texas.

Important Rule Changes for the 2014 Little League® Season

December 18, 2013
As we enter into the 75th year of Little League, we want to advise you of several important changes to the rules and regulations that you’ll see in the 2014 Little League® Rulebooks. We hope that these changes help make your entire season a successful one, and we look forward to celebrating our Diamond Anniversary with you throughout the year.

The Wilkins Family's Little League® Delaware Dynasty

November 25, 2013
In 1981, Guy Wilkins was part of the Senior League Baseball World Series Champions from Delaware. Twenty-two years later, he was coaching his daughter, Shelby, to win the family's second banner.

Little League® International Mourns the Passing of Long-Time Board of Directors Member and Dedicated Volunteer, Dr. Luke LaPorta

November 22, 2013
A 40-year member and past Chairman of the Little League® International Board of Directors, and the founder of Little League in central New York, Luke LaPorta, Ph.D., passed away on Tuesday, November 19, in Geddes, N.Y., at the age of 89.

Little League® Names New Director of Umpire Development

December 13, 2013
Stephen D. Keener, Little League® Baseball and Softball President and CEO, announced today the addition of Thomas Haines, Jr., Director of Umpire Development, to the Operations Department at Little League International in South Williamsport, Pa.

2014 Dates Set for the Nine Little League® World Series Tournaments

July 21, 2014
Next year marks the 75th Anniversary of Little League®, and the celebration will culminate at Little League’s nine World Series Tournaments. Stephen D. Keener, Little League Baseball and Softball President and CEO, announced today the dates and sites of the nine 2014 Little League World Series tournaments, which the Little League International Board of Directors has approved.

World of Little League® Is Collection Center for Toys for Tots

November 15, 2013
Anyone bringing a new, unwrapped toy with a value of at least $10 to the World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store in South Williamsport, Pa., can experience the joy of giving as well as receiving this holiday season.

The World of Little League® and Dugout the Mascot Welcome Curious George and WVIA Clubhouse Members to the Museum on Saturday, November 16, in South Williamsport, Pa.

November 11, 2013
Little League® mascot, Dugout, and popular children’s book character, Curious George, from PBS Kids, will be on hand to great WVIA Clubhouse Members and their families at the newly reopened World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store in South Williamsport, Pa., on Saturday, Nov. 16.

Three New Members Join Little League® International Board of Directors

November 27, 2013
At the annual meeting of the Little League® International Board of Directors today in South Williamsport, Pa., three new volunteers took their seats on the 26-member board.

Play Ball Videos: What People Love about the Little League World Series

October 30, 2013

What do visitors at the 2013 Little League Baseball World Series enjoy most about the event? If you think “Baseball” is their favorite thing about the World Series, think again. more»

Play Ball Videos: What People Love about the Little League World Series

October 30, 2013

What do visitors at the 2013 Little League Baseball World Series enjoy most about the event? If you think “Baseball” is their favorite thing about the World Series, think again. more»

Little League® Advisory Board Concludes Fall Meeting

October 28, 2013
The Little League® International Advisory Board, which provides counsel and recommendations to Little League Senior Management, has concluded its annual fall meeting.

Little League Updates its Facebook URL to Facebook.com/LittleLeague

November 21, 2013
This year has seen historic growth for Little League’s Facebook page, as we have nearly doubled our number of page likes. As we continue to grow our Facebook presence, we have decided to change our Facebook URL to Facebook.com/LittleLeague.

Dodgers Standout Rookie, Yasiel Puig, Surprises Northeast Los Angeles Little Leaguers

November 21, 2013
Little Leaguers® from Northeast Los Angeles Little League got a surprise of a lifetime when L.A. Dodgers rookie outfielder, Yasiel Puig, came by Elysian Park, to pitch some batting practice.

Indiana High School Student Completes Volunteer Project to Benefit Local League

October 25, 2013
Being an inspiration to many at a young age doesn’t happen often, but 18-year-old James Kemp has pulled it off. James, a high school senior at Yorktown High School in Yorktown, Ind., is setting an example for everyone in his community with his recent volunteer project to benefit the Yorktown Junior Athletic Association (JAA) Little League.

Little League International Welcomes New Volunteer District Administrators to Annual Training Series

October 28, 2013
Communication, transparency and support were consistent themes throughout the third annual New District Administrator (DA) Training seminar held over two days at Little League® International in South Williamsport, Pa.

Little League International Mourns the Passing of South Carolina District 5 Administrator Danny McFaddin

October 22, 2013
Little League International mourns the passing of South Carolina District 5 Administrator Danny McFaddin. He was 52. Mr. McFaddin served as a Little League volunteer for several years before his election as District Administrator in 2004, the same year that District 5 was created.

ACE™ Brand Becomes Official Sponsor of Little League®

October 22, 2013
As part of the launch of ACE Brand Sports Medicine Products, ACE Brand from 3M Company has partnered with Little League® Baseball and Softball, the world’s largest youth sports organization, to support youth athletes nationwide.

Little League® Launches New Communications Vehicle for Families: The Parent Connection Newsletter

October 22, 2013
Little League® Baseball and Softball has established a direct line of communications with the parents, guardians and caretakers of the 2.4 million boys and girls who play Little League around the world.

2013 Little League® Baseball and Softball Photo Contest

October 10, 2013
Share your 2013 Little League Photos! To enter the 2013 Photo Contest follow these three simple steps. All entries are due by October 28, 2013.

Little League Challenger Division® Holds Long Island Jamboree in the Town of Oyster Bay, N.Y.

October 10, 2013
Little League® Baseball and Softball will hold its Long Island Challenger Jamboree in the Town of Oyster Bay, N.Y., Sunday, Oct. 13.

Third Annual District Administrators Training Session for New, First-Year DAs to be Streamed Live

October 10, 2013
The New and First-Year DA Training presentations will be webcast live over the Internet on Little League TV.

Little League Softball® Graduates Honored with Gatorade Player of the Year Distinction

October 28, 2013
Every year, Gatorade honors high school athletes from each state in the U.S. with the Player of the Year awards in 12 different sports. From there, Gatorade selects national players of the year for each sport, and names two Athletes of the Year. When it comes to softball, it’s no surprise that many of the honorees are Little League® graduates.

Little Leaguer® and Legend: Little League® Baseball and Softball Congratulates Mariano Rivera

October 2, 2013
One of the most respected and revered players in Major League Baseball, he has been celebrated at every stadium he’s visited this year, with presentations featuring everything from a rocking chair of broken bats to the MLB All Star Game MVP honors. But before Mariano Rivera became the best closer in MLB history, he was a Little Leaguer® in La Chorrera, Panama.

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Former Hawaii District 1 Administrator Bob Kawamoto

October 2, 2013
Little League International mourns the passing of former Hawaii District 1 Administrator Robert “Bob” Teruo Kawamoto. He was 86.

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

February 24, 2014
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.

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Former Texas District 29 Administrator Olan McBroom

September 17, 2013
Little League International mourns the passing of former Texas District 29 Administrator. He was 92.

Building Blocks: Urban Initiative Jamborees Offer Excitement, Pride and Opportunity for Players and Their Neighborhoods

September 16, 2013
Little Leaguers® playing purely for the fun of the game while meeting new people and seeing new places sounds quite common for any team playing tournaments during the spring and summer.

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Dominican Republic District Administrator Iselso Medina

September 6, 2013
Little League International mourns the passing of Dominican Republic District Administrator Iselso de Jesus Medina. He was 75.

Little League Challenger Division® Holds Illinois Jamboree in West Dundee

September 6, 2013
Little League® Baseball and Softball will hold its Illinois Challenger Jamboree in West Dundee, Ill., today, Friday, Sept. 6 and Saturday, Sept. 7.

2013 Little League International Awards Program Honors, Recognizes Special Contributions

September 12, 2013
Little League Baseball brings joy every year to the many kids who are fortunate enough to play the game. But the games wouldn’t be possible without the many people who give their time to Little League, including those who bring that extraordinary combination of sweat and unselfishness that no doubt comes from the pure, unbridled joy of the sport.

Play Ball Videos: Eliska Stejskalova

August 30, 2013

Eliska Stejskalova of the Czech Republic, played at the 2013 Little League Baseball World Series. She is only the 16th girl to play in the series since girls were allowed to play Little League in 1974.

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Play Ball Videos: Eliska Stejskalova

August 30, 2013

Eliska Stejskalova of the Czech Republic, played at the 2013 Little League Baseball World Series. She is only the 16th girl to play in the series since girls were allowed to play Little League in 1974.

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Little League Teams Make Championship Memories

August 28, 2013
In late July and throughout the month of August, thousands of teams play tens of thousands of games to become region champions and earn Little League ®World Series berths. To be the best and assume the mantle of champion, teams must defeat their division’s best.

Steve Moff Honored with 2013 W. Howard Hartman Little League® Friendship Award

August 26, 2013
Steve Moff first began volunteering with the Little League Challenger Division® when his children started to participate in the program in Williamsport, Pa. In 2001, he had a child play in the inaugural Challenger Exhibition Game at the Little League Baseball® World Series, and he has been a tireless organizer of the game ever since. He was honored with the 2013 W.

Field of Dreams

September 6, 2013
For an extraordinary group of Little Leaguers®, there is a special style of baseball. “It’s open to anybody with a physical or mental delay,” said Sam Ranck, Director of the Little League Challenger Division® “We typically see anybody who cannot participate in the traditional Little League program, but we always encourage leagues to make any adaptations they can to accommodate everybody.”

Japan Leaving South Williamsport with Second Consecutive Little League Baseball® World Series Crown

August 25, 2013
The banner is going back to Japan. For the second straight season, the Japan Region is Little League Baseball® World Champions, defeating the United States champs from the West Region, 6-4, at Howard J. Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, Pa., on Sunday afternoon in front of a crowd of 28,119 people.

Play Ball Videos: The Book

August 22, 2013

 

 The Book

Play Ball! The Story of Little League Baseball®

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Play Ball Videos: The Book

August 22, 2013

 

 The Book

Play Ball! The Story of Little League Baseball®

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Volunteers Play Big Role at the Little League Baseball® World Series

August 22, 2013
From the grounds crew, to the umpires, to the team hosts, to the ushers and concession stand workers, the Little League Baseball® World Series runs and relies on its volunteers.

Chinese Taipei Cruises to Second Junior League Baseball World Series® Crown

August 22, 2013
Chun An Wu led the way with three RBI for the Asia-Pacific champions from Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei, as they used a five-run fifth inning to cruise to an 11-2 victory over the West Region champions from Rio Rico, Ariz., in the Junior League Baseball World Series championship game on Saturday, Aug. 17, at Heritage Park in Taylor, Mich.

Little League® 75th Anniversary Volunteer Message

August 22, 2013
In this video, Steve Keener, Little League President & CEO, thanks our volunteers for your incredible commitment to our program, and invites all to celebrate Little League International’s upcoming 75th anniversary in 2014. This is OUR celebration. We couldn’t have 75 successful years without you!

Little League 75th Anniversary Message

1 year 1 day ago
Little League President Steve Keener

Speaking from Newberry Little League where his sons played ball, Steve Keener, Little League President and CEO, thanks League Presidents for their incredible commitment to the program, and invites all to celebrate Little League International’s upcoming 75th anniversary in 2014.

"This is OUR celebration – local leagues around the world including yours!" more»

The Only Girl in the Little League World Series

1 year 1 day ago
Eliska Stejskalova of the Czech Republic team smiles after a successful catch during the Aug. 20 game against Michigan.

Only 15 other girls in the entire world have ever accomplished what Eliska Stejskalova has: Played in the Little League Baseball World Series. more»

Little League® 75th Anniversary Message

August 20, 2013
Steve Keener, Little League President & CEO, thanks League Presidents for their incredible commitment to our program, and invites all to celebrate Little League International’s upcoming 75th anniversary in 2014. This is OUR celebration – local leagues around the world including yours! View the video below to hear our important message.

40 Years, 1,000 Games, One Little League Coach: John Perry of Westside Little League from Santa Rosa, Calif.

September 17, 2013
John Perry was a normal 22-year-old. His brother-in-law needed help coaching, so Mr. Perry went to the team’s first practice. That was 40 years ago, and John Perry is still going to Little League® practices.
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