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Notable Little League® Graduates

Kareem Abdul JabbarKareem Abdul-Jabbar - All-Time Leading Scorer in NBA History/NCAA Basketball Champion

Jason Aldean – Grammy-nominated country music singer

Troy Aikman - NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback/Sports Broadcaster

Dusty Baker - 19-year MLB veteran; MLB Manager

Dave Barry - Pulitzer-Prize Winning Columnist/Author

Don Beaver - North Carolina Businessman (played in 1952 Little League Baseball World Series)

Joseph R. Biden - Vice President of U.S./Former U.S Senator

Drew Bledsoe - Former NFL Player

Tom Brady - Super Bowl MVP Quarterback

George W BushDrew Brees - Quarterback of the 2010 World Champion New Orleans Saints

Kurt Busch - NASCAR Driver/Sprint Cup Series Champion

Bill Bradley - Former U.S. Senator/Rhodes Scholar/Member of NBA Hall of Fame

George W. Bush - 43rd President of the United States/Former Governor of Texas

Michael Cammarata - NYC Firefighter who lost his life in 9/11 (played in 1991 Little League Baseball World Series)

William Cohen - Former U.S. Secretary of Defense/Former U.S. Senator

Leonard Coleman - Former President of MLB’s National League

Kevin Costner - Academy-Award Winning Actor/Director/Musician

Wilbert Davis - U.S. Army Staff Sergeant (played in 1975 Little League Baseball World Series)

Kevin CostnerDanny Devito - Professional Actor/Director

Mike Ditka - NFL Hall of Fame Tight End/Former NFL Coach

Nancy Dosreis - Police Detective (played in the 1979 Little League Softball World Series)

Chris Drury - NHL Player/3-time U.S. Olympian (played in 1989 Little League Baseball World Series)

Tony Dungy - Former NFL Football Player/Former Head Coach of Indianapolis Colts

John Elway - Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback

Brett Favre - NFL Career Leader in Passing Yards

Ray Ferraro - Former NHL Player  (played in 1976 Little League Baseball World Series)

Doug Flutie - Heisman Trophy Winner/Former NFL player/Sports Broadcaster

Tony DungyDr. Vincent Fortanasce - Board-Certified Psychiatrist and Neurologist/Professor/Author

Dennis Franz - Professional Actor

Jose Maiz Garcia - Player on 1957 Little League Baseball World Series Championship team for Monterrey, Mexico

Kathy Gerring - Professional Golfer

John Grisham - Best-Selling Author

Rudolph Giuliani - Former Mayor of New York

Mark Harmon - Professional Actor

Tony Hawk - Professional Skateboarder

Billy Hunter - Former NFL Player/Executive Director of NBA Players Association

Story MusgraveHale Irwin - Professional Golfer

Jim Kelly - Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback

Dirk Kempthorne - U.S. Senator (Idaho)/U.S. Secretary of the Interior

Steve LaTarte - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crew Chief

Huey Lewis - Professional Singer/Songwriter/Entertainer

Dan Marino - Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback

Stephane Matteau - Former NHL Player (played in 1982 Little League Basebal World Series)

Lloyd McClendon - MLB Players and Manager (played in the 1971 Little League Baseball World Series)

Ross McGinnis - Medal of Honor Recipient

Peter PaceRobert Merton - Nobel Prize Laureate (Economics)

Joe Montana - Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback

Brent Musburger - Sports Broadcaster

Dr. Story Musgrave - NASA Astronaut/Pilot/Hubble Space Telescope Repairer

Dale Murphy - Retired MLB Player

Ozzie Newsome - Hall of Fame NFL Tight End

Dan O’Brien - Olympic Decathlon Gold Medal Winner

Gen. Peter Pace - Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff/U.S. Marine Combat Veteran

Jim Palmer - Hall of Fame MLB Pitcher

Kyle PettyKyle Petty - Former NASCAR Driver

Laffit Pincay, Jr. - National Horse Racing Hall of Fame Jockey

Michael Pladus - National Principal of the Year

Edward Prescott - Nobel Prize Laureate (Economics)

Dan Quayle - Former U.S. Senator/Former Vice President

Ron Ricks - Executive Vice President of Southwest Airlines (played in 1962 Little League Baseball World Series)

Cal Ripken Jr. - Hall of Fame MLB Shortstop

Mariano Rivera - New York Yankees Relief Pitcher

Aaron Rodgers - Quarterback of 2011 World Champion Green Bay Packers

Cal Ripken JrKurt Russell - Professional Actor

Nolan Ryan - Hall of Fame MLB Pitcher

Adam Sandler - Professional Actor/Comedian

Mike Schmidt - Hall of Fame MLB Third Baseman

Turk Schonert - Former NFL Player (played in 1968 Little League Baseball World Series)

H. Lee Scott - President and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Tom Seaver - Hall of Fame MLB Pitcher

Tom Selleck - Professional Actor

Brian Sipe - Former NFL Quarterback (played in 1961 Little League Baseball World Series)

Bruce SpringsteenDr. Robert Sloan - Former President of Baylor University

Michael Smith - NASA Shuttle Pilot

Bruce Springsteen - Professional Singer/Songwriter/Entertainer

Steve Spurrier - Heisman Trophy Winner/College Football Coach

Dr. Robert Stratta - Transplant Surgeon (played in 1967 Little League Baseball World Series)

Al Trautwig - Sports Broadcaster

Rudy Tomjanovich - NBA All-Star Player/NBA Coach

Pierre Turgeon - Former NHL Player (played in 1982 Little League Baseball World Series)

Adam Vinatieri - Place Kicker for Indianapolis Colts

Krissy WendellDick Vitale - Sports Commentator/College, Professional Basketball Coach

Krissy Wendell - Olympic Silver Medalist (played in the 1994 Little League Baseball World Series)

George Will - Political Analyst/Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist/Author

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What is the name of the first Little League® graduate to play professional baseball?





The correct answer is D. Allen “Sonny” Yearick.

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What state each year hosts two Little League® World Series?





The correct answer is Delaware.

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On what network can you watch the majority of Little League® games each summer?





The correct answer is ESPN.

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