Month: January 2015


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. “Since the earliest days of the organization, Little League has had a wonderful relationship with Major League Baseball […]

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, a […]

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. A native of Portland, Ore., Mr. Handley served as Oregon District 2’s Baseball Umpire Consultant and Tournament Umpire-In-Chief for the past 15 years. He also was an active […]

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. Mr. Johnson was elected as a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer along with […]

The efforts of Little League® volunteers and graduates was honored at the annual American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Convention on Sunday, January 4. The ABCA, annually, presents awards to various members of the baseball community at all levels, from Little League to Major League Baseball. At their convention in Orlando, Fla., the ABCA presented Baseball […]