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Dates and Logos for the 2019 Little League® World Series Tournaments Announced

90+ Volunteer Umpires Earn Prestigious 2019 Little League® World Series Assignments

Each year, the holiday season becomes just a bit more special for more than 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 Little League programs around the world […]

2019 Little League Rulebooks Now Available

The 2019 Little League Baseball®, Little League Softball®, and Little League Challenger Division® Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Policies are now available for purchase in hardcopy through LittleLeagueStore.net. The hardcopies of the Little League rulebooks are currently available through LittleLeagueStore.net for $7. Local Little League programs can purchase hard copy rulebooks from LittleLeaguestore.net for $2. To take advantage of this $2 offer, individuals […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Robert “Bob” J. Stearns, former Massachusetts District 7 Administrator. He was 83. Mr. Stearns, a native of Boston and resident of Bridgewater, Mass., was a Bridgewater Little League volunteer for more than 40 years. He served in a variety of local league roles, including League President, before his […]

Little League® and New Era Cap Agree to Four-Year Extension

Little League® International and New Era Cap Co Inc., the official on-field cap of the Little League World Series, have agreed to a four-year extension as an official sponsor of Little League Baseball and Softball. The extension will be effective through 2022. “For nearly three decades, New Era Cap has been a tremendous supporter of […]

A Look Back at Little League® Baseball and Softball in 2018

This past year was once again another successful year for Little League Baseball and Softball, and saw some very exciting changes, updates, and innovations for the future of the organization. Starting with the 27th Little League International Congress in New Orleans, a gathering of our top volunteers, to kick off the year, 2018 was filled […]

12 Days of Little League Celebration Coming to Social Media

This Holiday season, Little League® International will be celebrating with the 12 Days of Little League! Focused on honoring friends and family with communities around the world, the 12 Days of Little League is a social-media event that will take place on Little League’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages featuring players from all divisions and […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Charlie Niles, Jr., former Ohio District 9 Administrator. He was 87. Mr. Niles, a native of New Castle, Ohio, served as Ohio District 9 Administrator for nearly 30 years (1979-2007). Beginning his Little League volunteer service in 1968 with Fairfield (Ohio) Little League, Mr. Niles held many positions […]

New Tournament Tiebreaker Structure and Roster Guidelines Highlight 2019 Little League® Rule Changes

Following the annual fall meeting of the Little League® International Board of Directors, Little League International officially announced the rule and regulation changes that will take effect in 2019. The two most notable changes will take place in the International Tournament with a new tiebreaker structure in all divisions, as well as a regulation establishing […]

Three Little League® International Employees Receive Promotions and One New Hire Announced

Little League® International officially announced the promotion of three of its employees and the hiring of one new employee. Andy Frederick was named Senior Director of Information Services, Brent Stahlnecker was named Director of Risk Management, and Sam Ranck was named the Director of League Development. “We are pleased to congratulate Andy, Brent, and Sam […]

Wendy Thomson, Ron Smith Announce Retirement from Little League® International

Wendy Thomson, Little League Canada Assistant Regional Director, and Ron Smith, Little League International Programmer and Analyst, have officially announced their retirement from Little League Baseball and Softball at the end of 2018. “We are very grateful for the many years of service and dedication that Wendy and Ron have given to our program and […]