Month: November 2016

For the last 100 years, newspaper, magazine, and online journalists, literary artists, and musical composers in the United States have dreamed of earning a Pulitzer Prize, and for two enshrinees of the Little League® Hall of Excellence, those dreams were once achieved. With the Pulitzer Prize heading into its Centennial Year Celebration in 2017, Little League® decided to take […]

Bank of America and Angels Baseball Foundation Hosts Little League® Challenger Classic

On Oct. 29, approximately 700 boys and girls in Southern California were given an unforgettable opportunity as Bank of America and the Angels Baseball Foundation hosted the 11th annual Bank of America “Challenger Classic” at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. As part of the event, members of 40 different Little League Challenger Division® teams, comprised of […]

With new bat standards for baseball set to take effect in 2018, Little League wants to share some gift giving advice with family and friends. With the holiday season quickly approaching, Little League® Baseball and Softball wants to help your family and friends with some gift giving ideas to help make this a special time […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Michael Hudgins, former Senior League Baseball World Series umpire and Texas District 28 Umpire Coordinator. He was 59. Mr. Hudgins, a native of Houston, spent several years as a volunteer umpire, culminating with his selection to officiate the 2012 Senior League Baseball World Series in Bangor, Maine. A […]

Bend North Little League coach remembered for his memorable mound visit during the 2016 Little League Baseball® World Series. On November 19, Joel Jensen, coach of the Northwest Region Champion Bend North Little League (Bend, Ore.), was honored at The Musial Awards, hosted by the St. Louis Sports Commission, for the memorable moment he had with […]

Appearances by Little League® Mascot Dugout and Curious George highlight the day’s festivities The World of Little League® Museum hosted its annual Kids’ Day on Saturday, November 19, at the World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store in South Williamsport, Pa. Co-hosted by WVIA Public Media, Pittston, and partially funded by a grant […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of George Kinney, Washington District 13 Administrator. Mr. Kenney, a resident of Spokane, Wash., was a Little League volunteer for nearly 40 years. He was elected as a District Administrator (D.A.) in 2007, and served in that capacity until his passing. Washington District 13 is the largest youth baseball […]

For Little League® programs around the world, the challenge of maintaining local fields in order to create a safe and enjoyable playing environment for their players can often times be a very tedious and difficult task, but for Payson Little League in Payson, Ariz., that hard work has finally paid off. Earlier this month, thanks […]

Little League® Hall of Excellence Enshrinees Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bruce Springsteen set to earn Nation’s highest civilian honor in ceremony on November 22. On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, United States President Barack Obama named the 21 recipients of the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian honor, which is presented to individuals who have […]

Stu Pederson, father of Los Angeles Dodger’s standout centerfielder, Joc Pederson, has coached baseball at many levels, from Little League® to high school to a college summer baseball team in Alaska. In all of that experience, there’s one word he has never said to any of his players (it starts with a “W”). Stu and […]