2008

2008 - LLWS celebration

EVENTS

Little League International creates a free on-line coaching resource center that Little League managers and coaches can turn to for reference, education, or to stay current with the latest drills and coaching techniques. The Little League Coach Resource Center, located on the World Wide Web at: www.LittleLeagueCoach.org, is a free service created by Little League International.

President George W. Bush welcomes Little Leaguers to the White House as part of the “Tee Ball on the South Lawn” program. Games 18-20 in the series included the first international game with the invitation of a team from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Another highlight for this program was the first “all-star” game in which one representative from all 50 United States participated in the first “Tee Ball on the South Lawn” doubleheader.

The New England Sports Network (NESN) and Madison Square Garden Network (MSG) enter into an agreement with Little League International to become the first regional sports networks to televise early-round games of the Little League International regional tournament.

The Transatlantic Region at the Little League Baseball World Series is discontinued in favor of separate Europe and Middle East and Africa (MEA) Region designations.

Little League and its equipment donation partner, Pitch In For Baseball®, enter into a strategic partnership to expand the assistance provided to under-served children in Little League programs both in the United States and around the world.

Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. James Andrews of Birmingham, Ala., the world’s foremost authority on pitching-related injuries, is elected to the Little League International Board of Directors.

Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour, President of the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, was voted Chairman-Elect of the Little League International Board of Directors.

Breakaway bases become mandatory in Little League play.

2008 - LL Senior Softball