Month: February 2018

What Sports Taught Me About the Many Roles on a Team

By Liz DiLullo Brown, Little League Vice President of Marketing and Communications Throughout the month of February, we once again recognized and celebrated the accomplishments of many of our female athletes and volunteers in support of National Women and Girls in Sports. As we highlighted so many amazing stories, I couldn’t help but reflect on […]

Teams Announced For 2018 Little League Challenger Division® Exhibition Game

Hazleton (Pa.) Little League and Highland Baseball Club (Evansville, Ind.) Little League have officially been announced as the two participating teams for the 2018 Little League Challenger Division® Exhibition Game in Williamsport, Pa. The game will take place at Volunteer Stadium at the Little League® International Complex in South Williamsport, Pa., on Saturday, August 25, […]

Six Innings with ESPN’s Jessica Mendoza

Jessica Mendoza might be the most powerful woman in baseball. A member of the ESPN family since 2007 and Sunday Night Baseball analyst since 2016, she also has some game of her own. Ms. Mendoza is a two-time Olympic medalist with USA Softball, a Little League® mom, and has to be one of the coolest […]

On Sunday, March 11, guests of the World of Little League® Museum and Official Store will have the opportunity to learn to paint inside the iconic museum as part of a “Art at the Museum” event with local artist, Amanda M. Emig, starting at 2 p.m. “We hope that holding this event in our world-class […]

Italy, Netherlands Earn Country of the Year Honors at European Baseball and Softball Congress

In recognition of their dedicated support and success in the growth of the Little League® Baseball and Softball program, Italy and the Netherlands were named the 2017 Little League Europe and Africa Baseball and Softball Countries of the Year, respectively, at the join Confederation of European Baseball and European Softball Federation Ordinary Congress in Paris […]

Howard J. Lamade Stadium Named 2018 Field of Distinction

Howard J. Lamade Stadium, home of the Little League Baseball® World Series since 1959, has officially been named a 2018 Field of Distinction by the Keystone Athletic Field Managers Organization (KAFMO). The award was presented to Little League® International Groundskeeper Rob Guthrie during the 22nd annual KAFMO/PRPS Athletic Field Conference in Grantville, Pa., on February 16. […]

I Relied On Baseball Knowledge, Not Umpiring Skills

By John Valverde California District 65 Little League® Umpire I’ll never forget my first year as a Little League® umpire. Unfortunately for me, I started officiating baseball late in my life. I say unfortunate because some 15 years later, I regret not starting back in my 20s. I was in my mid-40s, and was so […]

What You Hear When You Aren’t Coaching from the Sidelines

By Liz DiLullo Brown, Little League Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer The concept of “Silent Saturdays” is an annual focus on my kids’ youth soccer calendar. It’s typically a day on the schedule that is highly promoted to parents and coaches. The idea is for parents to sit on the sidelines and watch […]

Six Innings With MLB Veteran Umpire Gerry Davis

Mr. Davis shared his thoughts at the 27th Little League® International Congress. During the 27th Little League® International Congress in New Orleans in January, Little League Baseball and Softball had the opportunity to sit down with MLB Veteran Umpire Gerry Davis to discuss six questions surrounding his professional career, what Little League means to him, […]

Little League® International Welcomes Five New Staff Members, Announces Two Promotions

Over the course of the last few months, Little League® International is proud to welcome five new members to the Little League Headquarters staff in Williamsport and has officially announced the promotion of two employees. “We are proud to provide all of our local leagues and volunteers with the best possible support, information, and resources, […]