Month: December 2016

With 2016 coming to an end, here are 10 Little League graduates who took home major MLB awards this season, including those highlighting the season’s top stars and best moments that were voted on by baseball’s legends, media, front-office personnel, and fans. Nolan Arenado – Colorado Rockies Lake Forest (Calif.) Little League 2016 Awards Received: […]

In an effort to promote sportsmanship and increase the pace of play, Little League® has announced new rule and regulation changes to take effect in 2017. This winter, the Little League® International Board of Directors has approved new rule and regulation changes that will take effect starting in the 2017 season. Along with two major […]

Little League® Provides Unification of Culture and Faith Through Sports

Each summer, the Little League® World Series Tournaments provide opportunities for athletes of various ages from across the globe to come together and share in the universal games of baseball and softball. For many of those athletes, however, participating in baseball and softball is about more than just playing a game. It provides these young […]

One year after its successful launch, Little League® University removes its sign-in portal to provide immediate access to educational content. Following the one-year anniversary of the launch of Little League® University, Little League Baseball and Softball has announced the removal of the sign-in portal of the website to help provide immediate access to thousands of pieces […]

The 2016 season was an exciting year for Little League Baseball and Softball programs around the world.   With the final days of 2016 counting down, Little League® takes a look back at a year that was filled with historic championship performances, memorable moments, and exciting new changes to help improve baseball and softball for […]

Little League® International Mourns the Passing of Craig Sager

Little League® International mourns the passing of legendary sideline reporter, longtime Turner Sports broadcaster, and notable Little League graduate, Craig Sager. He was 65. Mr. Sager, a graduate of Batavia Little League in Batavia, Ill., in the early 1960’s, was an inspirational figure to many and was honored earlier this year at the ESPYS as […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Eric Hilton, retired Vice Chairman of the Hilton Hotels Corporation, trustee of the Little League Foundation for more than 35 years until the Foundation was dissolved in 2011, and long-time supporter of the Little League Urban Initiative program. He was 83. Mr. Hilton, the youngest son of Hilton […]

Reid Ryan is the oldest son of legendary Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher, Hall of Famer, and Little League® Hall of Excellence member (1990), Nolan Ryan. For most of his youth, Reid’s friends viewed his father as just a guy who played baseball. That all changed after the 1979 season when Nolan was traded from […]

Since 1901, the Nobel Prize has been awarded 579 times to 911 people and organizations while The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel has been awarded 48 times to 78 Laureates dating back to 1969. Two of those 78 Nobel Laureates to receive the honor are notable Little League® graduates, Edward Prescott and Robert Merton. […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Tony Tulino, Ohio District 1 Administrator and former member of the International Advisory Board. He was 75. Born on June 30, 1941, in Ashtabula, Ohio, and a 1959 graduate of his hometown’s St. John High School, Mr. Tulino began his service to Little League at 21 years of […]