Month: March 2016

At Little League® International in Williamsport, Pa., and at our Regional Offices, calls and emails come in all year long about situations that are happening at one of our 7,000 local leagues. Many of these calls and emails inform us of some very positive initiatives spearheaded by our millions of volunteers. However, there are also […]

Little League® International Mourns the Passing of Joe Garagiola

Little League® International remembers former Major Leaguer, television personality, and friend of the organization, Joe Garagiola. He was 90. A catcher for nine Major League seasons (1946 to 1954), Mr. Garagiola played for four teams — his hometown St. Louis Cardinals, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Chicago Cubs, and the New York Giants. He hit 42 […]

No matter where you are, Little League® Opening Day is a renewal and celebration of special memories past, and unique moments yet to come. Throughout more than 80 countries, in communities large and small, communities come together to celebrate the start of Little League season. Related: Santa Monica Little League Welcomes Players, Families to Annual Fun […]

Umpires Selected for Nine Little League® World Series Tournaments in 2016

Little League® Baseball and Softball has announced the selection of 113 volunteer umpires for the nine Little League World Series tournaments in 2016. The events begin with the Big League Baseball World Series in Easley, S.C., on July 26 and concludes with the Little League Baseball® World Series championship game in Williamsport, Pa. on Aug. […]

A great Little League® experience comes down to one thing: fun. Santa Monica Little League in California recently hosted its annual Fun Day and Skills Clinic which was open to everyone interested in enjoying a day of Little League. This event began as a free clinic in 2015, and was expanded this year to include […]

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) will host its third in a series of twelve monthly “Centennial Surprise” gifts to the community on Saturday, March 19, 2016. FCFP is offering a free day to “celebrate your heritage” at local museums and historical societies. Participating museums and historical societies throughout FCFP’s service area – […]

Little League® Family Legacy: Astros George Springer and His Sisters Nicole and Lena Follow Parents Path to Success on the Diamond

George Springer III is a standout young talent who has people buzzing in Houston and beyond, after he helped the Astros advance to the 2015 MLB Playoffs for the first time in 10 years. But he might not even be the most accomplished Springer in the sport. It’s hard to imagine a family with more […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Victor Fitzgerald, District 1 Administrator from New Brunswick, Canada. He was 70. A native of Saint John, Mr. Fitzgerald spent more than 40 years as a Little League volunteer, serving as coach and Board member in Lancaster Little League, before his election as District 1 Administrator. Employed by […]

There is a special bond between player and coach, a bond that can last a lifetime. Even those players who have made it all the way up to the Major League Baseball or collegiate level will often reminisce about not only the friends they played Little League® with, but their coaches as well. One of […]

Baseball Australia Expands Little League® Offerings with Expansion of Junior League Baseball Division

Continuing its rapid growth of providing meaningful Little League® experiences for thousands of children, Baseball Australia announced today the expansion of its Little League offerings in the Junior League and Senior League baseball divisions. Little League’s Junior League Baseball Division provides opportunities for children ages 12 to 14. With more than 250 teams expected to […]