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Little Leaguer - December

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Volume 29 - Issue No. 12, December 2011

Little League International Announces Bat Rules Changes for 2012 Season

Little League Offering 50-70 Pilot Program in 2012

In an effort to provide timely information on bat rules, Little League International has announced the bat specifications and standards for the 2012 season.

For the 2012 season, Little League International will offer local leagues a third year of the 50-70 Pilot Program.

Changes Made to Little League's Background Check Regulation

More Options Now Available in Teen Baseball Divisions of Little League

Little League International has announced changes to its background check regulation (Regulation I [c] [9]) to reflect recent changes in several states' decisions regarding the availability of sex offender registries.

Little League International has announced a change to the regulations for 2012 that will allow more options in the teenage divisions of baseball.

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New Mobile-Friendly Webpage Provides Easy Access to Little League-Approved Bat List

Hilton HHonors Hotel Discount for Little League Membership

Little League International has developed a mobile-friendly webpage that provides a current listing of licensed baseball bats with a 2 1/4 inch maximum diameter available, at: http://www.LittleLeague.org/BatList

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2012 ASAP Materials Available Online

Little League Graduate Justin Verlander Adds 2011 American League MVP Award to '11 Cy Young Accolades

The majority of the 2012 A Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) materials are currently available online at the Little League website.

Detroit Tigers' pitcher and Tuckahoe Little League graduate Justin Verlander has won the 2011 American League Cy Young Award and the league's Most Valuable Player Award.

Little League Baseball World Series Alum Lance Lynn, St. Louis Cardinals Win MLB World Series

Little League Grad Joe Maddon Earns Second American League Manager of the Year Award

Lance Lynn, who played in the 1999 Little League Baseball World Series, was a key contributor out of the bullpen for the World Champion Cardinals.

Joe Maddon, a graduate of West Hazleton (Pa.) Little League, has won the American League Manager of the Year Award for a second time.

Little Leaguers in Joplin, Mo., Survive Devastating Tornado, Humbled by Outpouring of Support

Little League Board of Directors Profile: Dennis Lewin

The people of Joplin, Mo., have coped with this unsettling feeling every day since May 22, 2011, when an F5 tornado ripped through their city.

Dennis Lewin is the Chairman of the Little League International Board of Directors.

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