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Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® World Series to Expand in 2021

World of Little League® Museum Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s 15th Annual Museum Day

The World of Little League® Museum and Official Store will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday September 21, 2019 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s […]

Krissy Wendell: From the Little League Baseball® World Series to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

When most people think about graduates of the Little League Baseball® World Series (LLBWS) who have gone on to professional sports careers, the first thing that comes to mind is typically the 50+ Major League Baseball players or even the other professional male athletes such as NASCAR’s Austin Dillon, NFL Quarterback Matt Cassel, and former […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Gia Kemoklidze, one of the founders of Little League in the Republic of Georgia, and a former District Administrator (D.A.). He was 62. Mr. Kemoklidze introduced and taught the game of baseball to thousands of children throughout the former Soviet republic that borders Europe and Asia. He served […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of David Hinaman, a player on the 1939 Jumbo Pretzel team during the first season of Little League® in Williamsport, Pa. He was 94. Born in Mansfield, Pa., and a resident of Newville, Pa., at the time of his death, Mr. Hinaman was raised in Williamsport, Pa., He was […]

Little League® International remembers former Junior League Baseball World Series Champion Chace Numata from Hawaii’s Pearl City Little League. He was 27. “It is a sad time for all who knew Chace, yet his memory lives on through those who knew him best: his family and friends,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and […]

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 remembers Al Haynes, a Little League West Region volunteer and umpire for 30 years, who officiated games in the 1978 Little League® Baseball World Series in Williamsport, Pa. He was 87. Mr. Haynes, a native of Paris, Texas, and resident of Seattle at the time of his death, was thrust into the […]

Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® World Series to Expand in 2021

Projected expansion to provide more teams the opportunity to experience the World Series in Williamsport and Portland each summer with facility enhancements.   To provide the World Series experience to more children around the world, the Little League® International Board of Directors has approved expanding the number of teams at the Little League Baseball® World […]

Local Little League® Programs Across United States Honored with Regional ASAP Awards for Safety Preparedness

The safety of all Little League® players, volunteers, and fans is of upmost importance for Little League International. In 1995, Little League established the A Safety Awareness Program (ASAP), to encourage local Little League programs to create safety plans specific to their facilities and league. This plan would be used to help guide that league […]

Little League Softball® Alumna Rachel Garcia Wins 2019 Honda Cup

Rachel Garcia is no stranger to winning awards. This year alone, the former Little Leaguer®  has received various honors after leading UCLA to victory in the Women’s College World Series. Just one week after their victory, Ms. Garcia accepted yet another award as she was presented with the 2019 Honda Cup and named the Collegiate […]