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Meet the African American Members of the Little League® Hall of Excellence

This February, as we celebrate Black History Month, Little League® International looks back at the 10 African-American members who have been enshrined into the Little League Hall of Excellence, the highest honor that Little League can bestow. Every member of the Hall of Excellence has helped to shape the history of the Little League program, […]

Little League® Celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day with Girls with Game Initiative

In celebration of the inspiration and success of females around the world, Little League® Baseball and Softball joins together with the Women in Sports Foundation for the 34th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) on February 5, 2020. Celebrated alongside the award-winning Little League Girls with Game Initiative, this annually recognized day […]

Texas Longhorns to Retire Little League® Hall of Excellence Enshrinee Cat Osterman’s Jersey

From the Little League Softball® fields at Bear Creek Little League in Houston, Texas, to the Olympic stadiums around the world, Cat Osterman has been instrumental in the growth and development of the game of softball. Now, on March 25, 2020, the 2016 Little League® Hall of Excellence will be recognized for her commitment to […]

Volunteer Umpires Announced for 2020 Little League® World Series Events

Each year, the holiday season becomes just a bit more special for 90 dedicated Little League® volunteers who receive their official notifications with their official umpire assignments for the Little League World Series tournaments. Volunteer umpires are one of the most important aspects in the success of local Little League programs around the world and play a […]

Junior League Baseball World Series Star, Patrick Mahomes, Named Super Bowl LIV MVP

Since he was a teenager, Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes has always found a way to shine on the big stage. From coming up clutch in key moments as a 14-year-old to lead Rose Capital East Little League (Tyler, Texas) to a runner-up finish at the 2010 Junior League Baseball World Series, to being […]

Little League® International Remembers the Life, Legacy of Allen “Sonny” Yearick

Little League® International mourns the passing of Allen “Sonny” Yearick, a player on the 1939 Lycoming Dairy team during the first season of Little League® in Williamsport, Pa. He was 91. Mr. Yearick was born and raised in Williamsport, Pa. He was a Little Leaguer® during the first year of the program chartered by Little […]

Little League® International Remembers Bill Bair, Member of the 1939 Lycoming Dairy Little League Baseball® Team

Little League® International mourns the passing of Bill Bair, a player on the 1939 Lycoming Dairy team during the first season of Little League® in Williamsport, Pa. He was 92. Mr. Bair was born and raised in Williamsport, Pa., and was a Little Leaguer® during the first year of the program chartered by Little League […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Joe Morales, California District 18 Administrator. He was 76. Mr. Morales spent more than 51 years as a Little League volunteer, serving in several capacities, including, manager, umpire, and as a member of the local league’s Board of Directors. He was League President of South El Monte National […]

Little League® New Educational Initiative, The Basics, Aimed to Help Those New to the Game

Being a part of the Little League® program for many families has been something that has been passed down through the generations, but for some of today’s parents, coaches, and fans, it’s a brand-new experience. To help those who may be new to Little League, or even to the game of baseball and softball completely, […]

Player First Approach: Little League® Set for Exciting Initiatives, Launching Five Year Strategic Plan

Over the course of its 80-year history, Little League® has grown into the world’s largest youth sports organization with millions of children playing baseball and softball in more than 80 countries around the world each year. Heading into a new decade in 2020, Little League remains committed to embracing the rich tradition and history its […]