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lafayette-ll-grant152New Little League® Grow the Game Grant Program Awards Lafayette Little League $18,500 to Provide Wheelchair Access to Help Grow its Little League Challenger Division®


challenger152Little League Challenger Division® World Series Exhibition Games Expand to Include All Four Little League Softball® World Series Tournaments


pitttarantino152Little League® Baseball and Softball Recognizes Boardman Community Little League in Boardman, Ohio, with the Second Annual Carl E. Stotz Little League Community Award


asiapacific152Tung Yuan Little League from Taipei, Chinese Taipei Wins the Little League Baseball® Asia-Pacific Region Championship


2015-LLBWS-Logo-152Kitasuna Little League from Tokyo Wins the Little League Baseball® Japan Region Championship


latinamerica152Cardenales Little League from Barquisimeto, Venezuela Wins the Little League Baseball® Latin America Region Championship


mexicochamps152Seguro Social Little League Wins the Little League Baseball® Mexico Region Championship


MoneTeam152Taney Little League's Mo'ne Davis named Best Breakthrough Athlete at the 2015 ESPY Awards


jerseys152Russell Athletic And Little League Unveil Newly Designed, First-Of-Its Kind Uniforms For The 2015 Little League® World Series Tournaments

Russell Athletic and Little League® unveiled new uniform combinations for the 2015 Little League Baseball® World Series. From the dugout to the diamond, Russell Athletic will once again outfit the eight U.S. regional teams and eight International teams competing for the Little League World Series title and also the teams participating in the other eight Little League World Series Tournaments, building upon the brand’s long-standing relationship with Little League Baseball and Softball dating back more than 30 years.
frazier152Congratulations Todd Frazier! First Little League Baseball® World Series Alum to Win the MLB Home Run Derby


pakistan-group152Little Leaguers® From Pakistan Enjoy Special Week at Little League® Baseball Camp


cws-virginia1522015 College World Series Championship Series Features Several Little League® Alums


mel-haasLittle League® International Mourns the Passing of former Washington District 12 Administrator Mel Haas


CCLLittle League® Baseball and Softball Announces Grow The Game Initiatives

Organization Gives Back ALL New ESPN Revenues to Benefit Local Little League Programs.
2015-LLBWS-Logo-152Teams Paired with Team Hosts for the 2015 Little League Baseball® World Series

The 16 teams participating at the Little League Baseball® World Series come with their coaches, fans, and the dream of becoming the World Champions. Helping them through their journey, though, are a group of dedicated volunteer team hosts. These hosts were paired with their teams at the 2015 Little League Baseball World Series Luncheon on Wednesday, June 10.
cronulla152aCronulla Little League Wins the Little League Baseball® Australia Region Championship

For the first time in the three Little League Baseball Australia Region Championships, a team from the east coast will be representing Australia in Williamsport this summer. Cronulla Little League, located just south of Sydney, defeated Swan Hills Little League on Tuesday, June 9, 7-3, winning its way to the 2015 Little League Baseball® World Series. Twenty teams took part in the six-day event held at Linsmore in New South Wales.
2015-LLBWS-Logo-1522015 Little League Baseball® World Series Schedule Announced

As part of Little League’s annual National Little League Week celebrations, the first-round pairings for the 2015 Little League Baseball® World Series are set. On Wednesday, June 10, at Little League Headquarters, members of the State College Little League Challenger Division and their buddies drew the U.S. and International Bracket match-ups that will take place on Thursday, Aug. 20 and Friday, Aug. 21, at Volunteer and Howard J. Lamade Stadiums in South Williamsport. The 2015 Little League Baseball World Series concludes with the World Championship Game on Sunday, Aug. 30.
CCLLittle League® Baseball and Softball to Support Williamsport-Area Service Organizations with World Series Donations

Since the founding of Little League® in 1939, community support has been vital to not only Little League International, but also to the 7,000 local leagues around the world. A long-standing tradition at the Little League Baseball® World Series will be changed this year, as Little League will donate all proceeds from the “pass the can” contributions to six local, Williamsport-area service organizations. Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO, announced this new initiative at the annual Little League Baseball World Series Luncheon on Wednesday, June 10.
BeauBiden152Little League® Mourns the Passing of Beau Biden


McClendonCash152Two Little League Baseball® World Series Graduates Face Off as MLB Managers for the First Time

On Monday, May 25, the Seattle Mariners traveled to the Tampa Bay Rays for the first of a three-game series. With Lloyd McClendon facing off against Kevin Cash, as managers, it was the first time that two Little League Baseball® World Series participants faced off as MLB managers.
CCL2015 Carl E. Stotz Little League Baseball® Scholarships Awarded to 10 Lycoming County High School Seniors

Since 1994, Little League International has honored the memory of its founder through the Carl E. Stotz Little League Baseball® Scholarship. At its annual luncheon on Wednesday, May 20, Little League recognized the achievement of 10 Lycoming County High School Seniors, awarding a total of $13,000 in scholarship funds. In 22 years, Little League has awarded more than $150,000 to 172 students, including this year’s honorees.
ll-uniforms152Little League® and Russell Athletic® Team Up to Launch New Online Uniform Builder Site, LittleLeagueUniforms.com


sanders152Little League® International Mourns the Passing of Western Region Volunteer Sylvia Sanders


LLWS Umpires 1522015 Umpires Selected for Nine Little League® World Series Tournaments

Little League® Baseball and Softball announced today the 109 umpires who will be working the nine Little League World Series events this summer. The Little League World Series schedule kicks off with the Big League Baseball World Series in Easley, S.C. on Tuesday, July 28 and ends with the Little League Baseball® World Series Championship Game in Williamsport, Pa., on Sunday, August 30.
CCLLittle League® Baseball and Softball Marketing Department Promotes Individuals in Licensing and Merchandising Roles

Little League® Baseball and Softball announced the promotion of three employees within the Marketing Department, focusing on licensing and merchandising. Dustin Solomon has been named Director of Retail Licensing and Merchandise Operations, Stefanie Steele has been named Retail Customer Service and Marketing Manager, and Matt Balliet has been named Merchandise Inventory Specialist.
lynn152St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher, Little League® Alum Lance Lynn Joins Little Leaguers® for Appearance on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown


CCLLittle League® International Mourns the Passing of Kentucky Assistant District 3 Administrator Jimmy Coomer


AprilTPC152Exclusive Interview with New MLB Commissioner, Rob Manfred, and more! The Parent Connection: April!

The April edition of The Parent Connection hit in-boxes on April 14. Check out all the great stories, including an interview with Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, the 2015 Concession Stand Contest, making Little League more fun for parents and players, and more!
UILogo_152pxLittle League® Urban Initiative Jamborees Bring the Tournament Experience to Local Communities

Every Little Leaguer deserves to have a tournament experience. And this year, Little League Urban Initiative Jamborees will provide the opportunity for more than 1,000 boys and girls to compete, make new friends, and forge lifelong memories at weekend-long events in eight cities across the United States.
LLBLicenseLogo_152pxLittle League® Leads the Way in the New Pitch Smart Compliance Program

The established pitch count regulations of Little League Baseball® receive Full Compliance designation from Major League Baseball and USA Baseball
Challenger Division LogoLittle League Challenger Division® Exhibition Game at the 2015 Little League Baseball® World Series to Feature teams from State College, Pa., and Sugar Land, Texas

Each year, during the Little League Baseball® World Series, two Little League Challenger Division® teams are showcased in an exhibition game. This year, State College (Pa.) Little League and First Colony Little League from Sugar Land, Texas will be representing more than 30,000 Challenger players and more than 900 leagues worldwide.
selke152Little League® International Remembers Coles Little League Volunteers Yvonne and Emily Selke


Connaughton152Exclusive Interview - Notre Dame’s Captain, Pat Connaughton: From Little League® to the Major Leagues to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

A graduate of Arlington (Mass.) Little League, Pat Connaughton has been “captain clutch” leading his team to one of the best seasons in school history. And the senior guard knows that no matter what happens during the NCAA tournament, his playing days aren’t over. A pitching prospect in the Baltimore Orioles’ organization, Connaughton is a rising star on the mound and pulled double-duty with the Fighting Irish, playing both basketball and baseball. He spoke with Little League® about his Little League days growing up outside of Boston, the benefits of being a multi-sport athlete, and how he stays so cool under the bright lights of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
Pitch In For Baseball LogoPitch In For Baseball® helps spread the passion of baseball from Philadelphia to Little Leaguers® in the Philippines

Global youth baseball and softball not-for-profit donates nearly $55,000 in equipment and uniforms to help expand Little League programs in the Philippines
wagner152Little League International Remembers Former Vermont District 1 Administrator and International Board Member Frank Wagner


GameChanger152Little League® Names GameChanger Approved Provider of Digital Scorekeeping And Live Game Updates for a Third Season

GameChanger to Provide Little League® Teams with Live Scores, Stats, Pitch-by-Pitch Game Updates, Recap Stories and Game Alerts via App and Website. Little League® International Tournament Season Scorekeepers to Use GameChanger Live Scoring to Record all the Action.
carl-johnson152Little League® International Remembers Cannon Street YMCA Little Leaguer Carl Johnson

Little League® International mourns the passing of Carl Johnson, a member of the 1955 Cannon Street YMCA Little League all-stars from Charleston, S.C. He was 72.
BelisleFamily152Little League® Remembers Little League Mom Nancy Belisle

Little League® International mourns the passing of Nancy Belisle, wife of Dave Belisle, manager of the 2014 Little League Baseball® World Series New England Region Champion, Cumberland American Little League. She was 50.
CCLLittle League® International Finds Jackie Robinson West Little League Violated Rules and Regulations


CCLLittle League® Mourns the Passing of Georgia District 8 Administrator Bernard Ashley


CCLLittle League® Mourns the Passing of Former Far East Region Director Mamoru Itoh


Manfred152Little League® International Congratulates New Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred

Little League® International congratulates Rob Manfred on assuming his new role of Baseball Commissioner. Mr. Manfred, the first Little League graduate to hold the position, succeeds Allan H. (Bud) Selig, who retired after 22 seasons as Commissioner.
PIFBWrigley152Wrigley Little League Receives $10,000 Equipment Donation Through Little League® Big Legacy Project

Pitch In For Baseball, a not-for-profit that collects and redistributes new and gently-used youth baseball/softball equipment to communities in need all across the world, in partnership with the Little League® Big Legacy Project and American Honda Motor Corp. is donating $10,000 worth of baseball and softball equipment to Wrigley Little League of Los Angeles.
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greg-handley152Little League® International Mourns the Passing of Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball World Series Umpire Greg Handley

Little League® International mourns the passing of Oregon District 2 staff member and 2014 Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball World Series umpire Greg Handley. He was 51.
randy-johnson152Little League® Grad Randy Johnson Tops 2015 Hall of Fame Class

From his playing days in Northern California’s Livermore National Little League through a 22-year Major League career, the baseball journey enjoyed by Randy Johnson has seen him crisscross the United States and land in Cooperstown, N.Y., with his election to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
ABCA 2015 152American Baseball Coaches Association Honors Grand Junction, Colo. Little League Challenger Division® and Little League® Graduate, Baseball Commissioner-Elect, Rob Manfred


MoneTeam152Taney Little League's Mo'ne Davis named Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year


2014PhotoContest1522014 Little League® Baseball and Softball Photo Contest - Update: Winners Announced!

Share your 2014 Little League® Photos! To enter the 2014 Photo Contest follow these three simple steps. All entries are due by November 30, 2014.
ws13-lamade-152Enter the 2015 Little League Baseball® World Series Ticket Lottery to Watch the Championship Game Live in South Williamsport, Pa.

The Little League Baseball® World Series (LLBWS) Ticket Lottery provides Little League® fans with an opportunity to receive tickets to the 2015 Little League Baseball World Series Championship Game on Sunday, August 30 at Howard J. Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, Pa.