Month: October 2017

Equipped with a 3D printed hand, Hailey’s ultimate goal is to throw out the first pitch at all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums. Three years ago, Hailey Dawson never would have imagined that she would be stepping out onto a Major League Baseball field. Now, for this seven-year-old Little Leaguer® out of Las Vegas, a lofty […]

Veteran MLB Umpire and World Series Crew Chief Gerry Davis Joins Little League® Volunteer Umpire Advisory Committee

As Crew Chief for the MLB Little League Classic, Mr. Davis served two innings as a second-base umpire at this year’s Little League Baseball® World Series. After making a trip to Williamsport this summer to work the MLB Little League Classic, 36-year veteran Major League Baseball umpire Gerry Davis will share his knowledge and expertise […]

Little League® International Congress Registration Now Open

Registration is now available for the 27th Little League® International Congress to be held in New Orleans, La., January 19 -22, 2018. Registration must be completed online through the Little League Data Center ( and must be completed by all District Administrators (D.A.) and Alternates attending the Congress. Also, any individual or Assistant District Administrator (A.D.A.) attending […]

Little League® Offers Continued Support of Youngest Divisions of Baseball and Softball

Through newly developed online chartering, Little League will gather additional Minor Division information to further support local league coaches and volunteers. In an effort to continue supporting the youngest levels of the Little League® program, Little League International will begin collecting additional team information through the Little League Data Center for the Minor Division, with […]

Little League® Q&A: Ken Eriksen: USA Softball Women’s National Team and University of South Florida Head Coach

Ken Eriksen is the head softball coach for USA Softball’s Women’s National Team and at the University of South Florida (USF). An All-Region baseball player at USF, he began playing fastpitch softball after graduation. During his fifteen-year career, Mr. Eriksen participated in eight International Softball Congress World Championships and eight ASA Men’s Major National Championships. […]

Dr. Creighton J. Hale: Official Obituary

Dr. Creighton J. Hale, 93, of Loyalsock Township, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. He was born February 18, 1924 in Hardy, Neb. a son of Russell and Anita Farthing Hale. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy. He had been a Professor […]

Little League® International Mourns the Passing of Dr. Creighton J. Hale, Former Little League President and CEO

  Little League® International is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Dr. Creighton J. Hale, a titan of the youth sports industry, accomplished safety innovator, and former President and CEO of Little League International. Dr. Hale (1924-2017), served as Little League President from 1973 to 1994, and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 1983. […]

The Major League Baseball (MLB) Postseason is in full swing, and this is a perfect opportunity to sit with your Little Leaguer® to watch the game they love, and have some fun at that same time with a creative game of MLB Postseason Bingo! It’s easy to set up. All you have to do is […]

Your Voice: 2017 Fall Ball Bats, Age Determination Date, and More

Your Voice is a way for readers to share questions with us, and an opportunity for Little League® to provide some important information and guidance. We are excited about our continued conversations, and, as always, we invite you to share your thoughts, suggestions, and questions to [email protected].   Marc from South Carolina – Where can I find […]

April Meehleder Named Little League® Western Region Director

Little League® International is pleased to announce that April Meehleder has officially been named the new Little League Western Region Director. Ms. Meehleder, who has served as the Assistant Region Director since November 2016, takes over as Director following the retirement of Dave Bonham after 36 years of service to Little League. “It is truly an honor and […]