Month: May 2016

As the 12-year-old players in Ottawa National Little League (ONLL) unfurled, and firmed their grips on an enormous American Flag, a respectful hush came over the crowd. And, as those gathered collectively turned toward the flag, the colors of the United States where honored with solemn remembrance, reflection, and recognition for those who have passed. […]

Western Region Fun Days were free for all participants thanks to partnerships with Little League International, Gatorade, and Stater Bros. On May 21 and 22, Little League® Baseball and Softball held its 9th Annual Western Region Challenger Fun Days at the Little League Western Region Headquarters in San Bernardino, Calif. This year, 18 teams from […]

On any given day in the United States, you could see the American flag displayed as the national anthem plays before the start of a Little League® game. For more than 50 years, such a display was unheard of on the island nation of Cuba. That was until a collection of Little Leaguers® from Vermont […]

Since 1994, Little League® International has honored the memory of its founder through the Carl E. Stotz Little League Baseball® Scholarship. At its annual luncheon on Thursday, May 19, Little League recognized the achievement of 10 Lycoming County High School Seniors, awarding a total of $13,000 in scholarship funds. In 23 years, Little League has […]

When the World of Little League® Museum re-opened in 2013 after a $4.5 million complete renovation, one of the stars attractions was the Global Connections Touch Table. At 16 feet long, with six stations for users, the Global Connections Touch Table is the only place on earth where the general public can access information about […]

  Little League® is all about having a good time on the field with your friends, and, now Major League Baseball is joining in on the fun with its PLAY BALL initiative. “Play Ball Weekend is a unified demonstration of the national pastime’s commitment to engaging youth in all facets of our game,” said Major League Baseball […]

Dear Little League®: An Open Letter from a Parent of a Little Leaguer® and Travel Baller

My son has played Little League® for the last four years. My son also plays travel ball, and I know there is some level of discussion among parents out there about the pros and cons of both types of baseball and softball. I don’t want to get into the debate about what brand of play […]

Miami Marlins manager, Don Mattingly, had an illustrious 14-year Major League Baseball playing career, all with the New York Yankees. Mr. Mattingly was an All-Star six times, won nine Gold Glove Awards, three Silver Slugger Awards, the 1984 American League batting title, and was the 1985 American League Most Valuable Player. Considered one of the […]