Month: April 2015

Little League® International remembers Sylvia Sanders; a long-time volunteer at the Little League Baseball® Western Region Tournaments in San Bernardino, Calif. She was 80. Mrs. Sanders of North Hills, Calif., was an avid Little League supporter, and was widely known for her collection of Little League pins. Preceded in death by her husband of 42 […]

Little League® Baseball and Softball announced today the 109 umpires who will be working the nine Little League World Series events this summer. The Little League World Series schedule kicks off with the Big League Baseball World Series in Easley, S.C. on Tuesday, July 28 and ends with the Little League Baseball® World Series Championship […]

Little League® Baseball and Softball announced the promotion of three employees within the Marketing Department, focusing on licensing and merchandising. Dustin Solomon has been named Director of Retail Licensing and Merchandise Operations, Stefanie Steele has been named Retail Customer Service and Marketing Manager, and Matt Balliet has been named Merchandise Inventory Specialist. “Driven by our […]

Playing in the Little League Baseball® World Series and the Major League Baseball World Series places St. Louis Cardinals’ reliever Lance Lynn in a special group of ballplayers. Last Sunday, on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown, he spent time with another special group of ballplayers — the Jerseyville (Mo.) Little League (JLL). During the […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Jimmy Coomer, Kentucky Assistant District 3 Administrator. He was 48. Mr. Coomer, a native of Somerset, Ky., was a volunteer in the Richmond Little League (RLL) for 15 years. At the time of his passing he was a member of the RLL Board of Directors. For several years, […]


“Major League Baseball and Little League Baseball share many of the same goals – namely, we want to take our sport to new heights and let it thrive for generations to come. I am looking forward to expanding upon our great relationship with Little League Baseball.” ~Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr., The Parent Connection, April 2014 […]

Every Little Leaguer deserves to have a tournament experience. And this year, Little League Urban Initiative Jamborees will provide the opportunity for more than 1,000 boys and girls to compete, make new friends, and forge lifelong memories at weekend-long events in eight cities across the United States. Established in 1999 to provide opportunities for communities […]

Little League® Leads the Way in the New Pitch Smart Compliance Program

A leader in youth sports safety, Little League® International has been identified as one of the only youth baseball organizations in full compliance of Major League Baseball and USA Baseball’s Pitch Smart compliance program. Announced on Friday, April 10, the new Pitch Smart compliance program is designed to assist the public in identifying the organizations […]

Each year, during the Little League Baseball® World Series, two Little League Challenger Division® teams are showcased in an exhibition game. This year, State College (Pa.) Little League and First Colony Little League from Sugar Land, Texas will be representing more than 30,000 Challenger players and more than 900 leagues worldwide. These two teams will […]