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Little League® World Series Expansion Postponed Until 2022

Little League® International mourns the passing of James “Wesley” Walker, former Tennessee District 9 Administrator. He was 53. Mr. Walker, a native of Montgomery County, Tenn., was a resident of Clarksville, Tenn., and served as Tennessee District 9 Administrator for six months (February-to-July 2020). He began volunteering in the Little League program as a member […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Luis Matos, Jr., a long-time Little League volunteer with the Southeast Region Tournament. He was 53. Mr. Matos, a native of Valhalla, N.Y., was a proud 20-plus year veteran of the United States Air Force. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Logistics from the Community College of the […]

Construction Underway at the New Little League® Central Region Headquarters

Construction of the new Little League® Central Region Headquarters facility began in Whitestown, Indiana, on July 23, 2020, and is expected to be completed by June 2021 to host the Little League Softball® Central Region Tournament and Little League Baseball® Great Lakes and Midwest Tournaments. “While the past few months have been very difficult, we […]

Little League® Photo Contest Winners Announced

As the summer comes to an end, Little League® International is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Little League Photo Contest. Held in coordination with the launch of Little League’s new look, mission, and logo on June 6, the Little League Photo Contest ran from mid-June through mid-September to help Little League players, […]

Embrace Opportunity, Appreciate Life Lessons, and Make Every Moment Count

Dear Little Leaguers, I hope you are reading this because you love softball. Softball can be one of the greatest experiences of your life. It can be your passion, teach you life lessons, and create lasting bonds. It can take you to the school of your dreams, to the Women’s College World Series, to a […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Dennis Logan, Little League Baseball® World Series team host. He was 65. Mr. Logan, a native of Williamsport, Pa., volunteered 18 years as an “uncle” for the Little League teams that reached the Little League Baseball World Series played each August in Williamsport. A 1972 graduate of Williamsport […]

Remembering Number 11: Michael Cammarata

On Sept. 11, 2001, at 8:54 a.m. from the firehouse on East Second Street in Alphabet City, Ladder Company 11, a phone call was made to the Cammarata family from their youngest son Michael. He left a message on his father’s voicemail stating: “I am going to the World Trade Center, a plane just hit […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Little League Baseball® World Series stadium ushers John Miller, Sr.; Roan Confer, Sr.; Chuck Lengle, and Mel Durrwachter, Sr. These four individuals combined for several decades of service to fans and spectators attending Little League Baseball World Series games at Howard J. Lamade and Little League Volunteer Stadiums […]

Jason Varitek Becomes First Little League Baseball® World Series Graduate Inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame

On Thursday, August 27, 2020, former Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek made history as he became the first Little League Baseball® World Series graduate to be inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame. As a 12-year-old, Mr. Varitek played a key role in Altamonte Springs (Fla.) National Little League’s run to the […]

Little League® International remembers David Hicks, Oregon District 3 Administrator. He was 65. Mr. Hicks, a native of Baker City, Ore., graduated from Baker High School in 1973, and attended Portland (Ore.) State University, where he played football. Beginning his volunteer service to Little League as a coach and umpire, Mr. Hicks later served nearly […]