A pilot baseball program, the 50/70 Program, for 12- and 13-year-olds is introduced that features a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths.
The format for play in the first round of the Little League Baseball World Series was changed from pool play to double-elimination.
Instead of having the annual Little League Urban Initiative Jamboree in South Williamsport, Pa., four highly-successful state Jamborees were held in Newark, N.J., Houston, Chicago and Atlanta.
The location of the Southeastern Region Headquarters from St. Petersburg, Fla to Warner Robins, Ga is completed with a dedication on June 12, the culmination of one year of construction at the site.
Pitching rules for baseball are changed so the tournament and regular-season rules are the same with the number of days of rest increased.
Japan breaks a five-year run by U.S. teams winning the Little League Baseball World Series title game over Hawaii, 4-1.
An umpire resource center is developed giving umpires a place on the Little League web site to find informational and training resources.
Video replay at the Little League Baseball World Series is expanded - there were 16 reviews (15 manager challenges/1 umpire review) with eight of the original calls on the field upheld, and eight calls overturned with an average review time of 52 seconds (from the time the manager/umpire requests Video Replay, to the decision from the Video Replay Official).