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.
Chitre Little League from Panama scored the game-winning run on a passed ball as they beat Kennett Square KAU Little League from Pennsylvania, 2-1, at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor, Maine, on Saturday for the 2013 Senior League Baseball World Series title.
Dana Rowley’s pitching led South Tampa Little League to a 10-1 victory over the host team, Kirkland National/American Little League, Saturday evening at Everest Park in Kirkland, Wash. The Southeast Region Champion’s victory is the fifth Junior League Softball World Series Championship banner in the tournament’s 15-year history.
Ever courteous, Dugout assists the grounds crew as they prepare the field for the next game at the Little League Baseball World Series.
Every year, I can feel it in my bones, that this year will be the best Little League Baseball World Series ever. For the past 11 years, I have been attending the series and every year, I believe that it will be the best. more»
Little League® Baseball and Softball President and CEO, Stephen D. Keener announced today the enshrinement of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and author Harlan Coben into the Little League Hall of Excellence. Governor Christie and Mr. Coben were teammates in the Livingston American Little League in the mid-1970s, and Governor Christie’s father, Bill Christie, was their coach.
For the first time in 23 years, the Little League Softball™ World Series champion is from the West Region. After defeating McLean, Va., 9-0, the Sunnyside Little League team from Tucson, Ariz., became the state’s first-ever Little League Softball World Series champion.
Ottawa was up to the challenge, and behind a solid pitching performance from Angus Adams, East Nepean defeated White Rock South Surrey Little League from White Rock, B.C., 5-1., advancing Ottawa to the 2013 Little League Baseball World Series.
Little League® Baseball and Softball announced today the appointment of Atlanta-based Fermata Partners to manage its retail licensing program. Fermata Partners will assume management of Little League’s existing base of retail licensees, and is charged with extending the stable of Little League licensed brands into additional retail product categories and distribution channels.
Two Little League Challenger Division® teams will get a chance to share the spotlight with the 16 teams participating in the 2013 Little League Baseball® World Series with their own exhibition game. For the third straight year, that game will be broadcast to television viewers across the country, and to millions of people online.
The number-two seed, Newark National Little League of Delaware, came into the final seeking to be only the second team from Delaware to advance all the way to Williamsport. They had the benefit of a powerful offense, having scored 38 runs in the four games they had played, including 15 runs in their semifinal win over Washington, D.C.
Taking advantage of a steady stream of runs, Southern California toppled Northern California 9-0 in the West Regional final Saturday night, Aug. 10, booking a trip to South Williamsport, Pa., for the 2013 Little League Baseball® World Series.
Chad Knight was dominate for Westport Little League, Conn., recording 14 of the his team’s 18 outs by strikeout in a 1-0 victory over Lincoln (R.I.) Little League in the New England Region Championship game at Leon Breen Field on Bristol, Conn., Saturday night.
Indiana District 11 Little League, representing the Central Region, defeated Lombardia Little League from Milano, Italy, of the Europe-Africa Region 5-1 at Bruce E. Layton Field in Sussex County, Del., to clutch the Senior League Softball Championship title Saturday morning.
The hometown favorites are now world champs, thanks to a late-inning rally.
Delaware, the host team of the Big League Softball Little World Series, scored six runs in the fifth inning as they downed Puerto Rico 11-6 at Bruce E. Layton Field in Sussex County, Del.
Chad Lorkowski belted two home runs and struck out 10 to power Michigan’s Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores Little League past Jackie Robinson West Little League from Illinois to win the Great Lakes Region Championship game, 10-3, Saturday afternoon at Stokely Field in Indianapolis.
South Nashville (Tenn.) Little League surrendered three runs in the top of the third inning, but charged back to hang five runs in the bottom of the frame, highlighted by Robert Hassell’s two-run blast, en route to a 5-3 victory over Tuckahoe (Va.) American Little League in the Little League Baseball® Southeastern Region Championship Friday night at Southeast Park in Warner Robins, Ga.
Urbandale (Iowa) Little League battled Minnesota’s Coons Rapid Andover American Little League even through five innings, then took advantage of a passed ball in the bottom of the sixth inning to win the Midwest Region Championship game, 3-2, Friday afternoon at Stokely Field in Indianapolis.
As a Major League Baseball executive, manager and player, Joe Torre has been a baseball ambassador for six decades. Recognizing Mr. Torre’s achievements in baseball and his commitment to the betterment of children through the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation, Little League® International is proud to honor him as the 2013 William A. “Bill” Shea Little League Graduate of the Year recipient.
Pitchers Jacob Garza and Jose Sosa combined for a no-hitter, as the team from Texas-West became the first Champion from the United States to win its way to the 2013 Little League Baseball World Series in South Williamsport, Pa.
Dan Vaandering wanted to give his son, Alex, a chance to play baseball. Now, he’s leading the charge for the Little League Challenger Division® in the Pacific Northwest. Little League Baseball and Softball will recognize Mr. Vaandering with this year’s Challenger Award at the 2013 Little League Baseball® World Series.
Mr. McCamey has volunteered with the West Dallas Little League since the league’s inception in 2006. He has coached, umpired, worked on the fields and is currently the league’s vice president, demonstrating his tireless dedication to the league.
The first-ever Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball World Series took place in Livermore, Calif., July 30 through August 5, 2013, and featured six teams from across the United States and four international teams.
Sporting a tournament record of 3-0 and heading into the Little League® Intermediate (50/70) Baseball World Series Championship Game, Izumisano Little League from Osaka, Japan, the Asia-Pacific Region Champion, had outscored their opponents 41-3 and was going to be tough to beat. In the end, they were.
The Zimmermans have transitioned from a Little League family into a Major League Baseball family with a philanthropic mission. And Little League is honored to recognize Keith and Cheryl Zimmerman as the 2013 George and Barbara Bush Little League Parents of the Year.
In August 2012, Jaylon Fong, then 11, achieved remission from leukemia for the second time in his young life. Just a month earlier, Jaylon closed out the California District 19 Championship Game, getting a sixth-inning strike out and a district championship banner for his West Covina American Little League team.
In the Aikin household in St. Augustine, Fla., it was mom, Robyn, who urged her son, Brad, to play baseball. Little League® Baseball and Softball is recognizing her dedication with the 2013 Little League Mom of the Year award.
Southeast Region Champions, South Carolina District 7 from Greenville, S.C., came into the Big League Baseball World Series Championship game on Wednesday evening undefeated, having outscored their opponents 50-4 during the series in Easley, S.C.
In 1974, Dave Mantlo, of Grand Junction, Colo., was just trying to impress his girlfriend when he volunteered to umpire a Little League game. Now, 49 years later, Mr. Mantlo is still married to that woman, and has been a Little League volunteer ever since. Little League Baseball and Softball will recognize Mr.
In a year with new countries coming to the 2013 Little League Baseball® World Series, the team from Latin America will feature some familiar faces. In Guayaquil, Ecuador, Aguadulce Cabezera Little League from Aguadulce, Panama, repeated as Latin America Region Champions, defeating San Francisco Little League from Maracaibo, Venezuela on Saturday, July 27.
This summer, three Little Leaguer®s from cities across the U.S. got to go camping, Little League® style. During the last full week of July, the 2013 Little League Urban Initiative Baseball Camp Scholarship winners enjoyed a trip to Little League International and the opportunity to improve their skills and make their own memories.
Little League® Baseball and Softball President and Chief Executive Officer, Stephen D. Keener, announced today security enhancements and updates in preparation for the 2013 Little League Baseball® World Series in South Williamsport, Pa.
Maracaibo, Venezuela has a rich Little League history, dating back to the 1950s. Pequeña Liga Fundacion Reto is the newest of the leagues in the city of three million, chartering in 2012; and is the country’s first solely dedicated to offering Little League to developmentally and physically challenged children.
The South Moravia Little League from the Czech Republic won the European and Africa Region Championship. This will be the initial appearance for the Czech Republic in the 67-year history of the Little League Baseball® World Series.
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.
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»
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.