Month: June 2016

New York City’s Police Officer Michael J. Buczek Little League Honored with 2016 Carl E. Stotz Little League® Community Award

  There’s an old saying in sports that you play for the name on the front of the jersey, not the one on the back. But in the Police Officer Michael J. Buczek Little League in New York City, it’s just the opposite, as the names on the back are that of fallen New York […]

  Little League® International mourns the passing of Thomas “Tuck” Frazier, who was a player on the Lycoming Dairy team during the first Little League season in 1939, and a long-time benevolent supporter of the Little League program. He was 88. A native of Williamsport, Pa., Mr. Frazier played in the first Little League game […]

My First Year as a Little League® Tee Ball Coach

As a coach of a Little League® team filled with young players, you quickly find out what your role is. For me, it meant being seen as the ‘fun coach’. They even gave me a nickname: The Disney Coach. I recently wrapped up my first season as coach of the Kaufman’s Funeral Home Tee Ball […]

When Garrett Williams was playing in the Western Little League in Lubbock, Texas, the coaches, and the community felt the league had the talent to make it to Williamsport. Mr. Williams believed them. “We were all friends, we had a great group of guys, the best coaches, and we worked really hard,” said Mr. Williams. […]

At communities around the world, donations are collected at Little League® fields to provide financial support for local programs. At the 2016 Little League Baseball® World Series, these fan contributions will be benefiting youth sporting organizations in all of Lycoming County. In recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania […]

  Little League® International celebrates National Little League Week (the second full week of June) with the annual Little League Baseball® World Series luncheon. This year, on July 16, the luncheon was held, and featured the first-round pairings for the 2016 Little League Baseball® World Series, as well as the Team Hosts drawing for their Regional Champions for […]

For the second year in a row, the province of New South Wales will be representing the Australia Region at the Little League Baseball® World Series in Williamsport this August. Hills Little League from Sydney emerged victorious at the 2016 Australia Region Little League Baseball Championship in Lismore, defeating Central Coast 7-3 on Monday, June […]

  The 16 Region Champions who come to compete at the Little League Baseball® World Series have dreams of bringing home the Championship Banner, but all of them will bring back lifelong memories of a fun, exciting experience. Assisting them throughout their time in South Williamsport, Pa., though, are a group of dedicated volunteer team […]

One of the highlights of the Little League Baseball® World Series, the Little League Challenger Division® Exhibition Game kicks off Championship Weekend on Saturday, Aug. 27, with a fun game at Volunteer Stadium. This year the two Little League Challenger Division teams participating will be from Camp Hill (Pa.) Little League and Colorado District 1 […]

A Connecticut family that dedicated everything to Little League® and groomed three children to reach the upper echelons of baseball and softball George Springer Jr. and his friends grew up playing ball in the empty sandlots of Bristol, Conn., in the early 1970s. He had never heard of Williamsport. He didn’t know much about Little […]