Month: June 2018

Little League® International mourns the loss of Fire Captain David Rosa, long-time coach, manager, umpire, and former League President at San Juan Capistrano (Calif.) Little League. Captain Rosa was tragically killed in the line of duty earlier this week in an incident that injured another fire fighter and a civilian. “We are truly saddened to […]

Little League® International Remembers Billy Connors, Little League Baseball® World Series champion, Former Major League Baseball Pitcher, Coach, Front Office Official

Little League® International mourns the passing of Billy Connors, a player on the 1954 Little League World Series Championship team from Schenectady, N.Y., former Major League Baseball (MLB) player, coach and front office official; and was honored as the recipient of the Little League International William A. “Bill” Shea Little League Graduate Award in 2004. […]

FREE Play Ball Event Set For Little League® International Complex On Saturday, July 14

On Saturday, July 14, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., Little League® International will hold a free event for families at the Little League International Complex, with opportunities for children to have fun and play on the Little League Baseball® World Series stadium fields. Held in coordination with Major League Baseball through the “Play Ball” […]

College World Series Features More Than 100 Elite Little League® Baseball and Softball Graduates

This May and June, the top baseball and softball players from around the NCAA came together to compete in the Division I College World Series and Women’s College World Series. Among those elite performers were more than 100 baseball and softball players who got their start in the sport playing in the Little League program. […]

7 Answers to Questions from Little League® Tournament Managers

The Little League® International Tournament is a fun and exciting time, but it’s also important for managers and coaches to know the rules. To assist tournament managers and coaches, the Little League Tournament Committee in Williamsport, Pa., has compiled a list of questions and provided answers to some of the more common situations and scenarios […]

2018 Little League® World Series Schedule Announced

Each year, during the second week of June, Little League® International celebrates National Little League Week with the annual Little League Baseball® World Series Luncheon. This year’s luncheon, held on June 14, featured members of the Hazleton Little League Challenger Division, as well as New York Mets Hall of Famer, Mookie Wilson, and former major […]

Team Hosts Receive Official Regional Pairings For 2018 Little League Baseball® World Series

As part of the 2018 Little League Baseball® World Series (LLBWS) Luncheon on Thursday, June 14, a group of dedicated volunteers known as “Team Hosts” received their assignments for this year’s LLBWS, which were randomly selected by a representative of each pairing. Throughout the course of the LLBWS, all 16 teams are paired up with […]

Diamonds in the Rough: Little League® Disaster Relief Efforts

It was, ceremonially, the eve of the last day of the 2017 Little League® season. The Little League Baseball® World Series Championship Game on the last Sunday in August marks the unofficial end of a year-long Little League season, and the U.S. Champions from Lufkin, Texas, were preparing for a game against the International Champions […]

No-Hitter Earns Gold Coast Little League First Ticket to Williamsport

An impressive no-hit performance by Oscar Hyde and an explosive offense earned Gold Coast Little League from Queensland, Australia, the first ticket to the Little League Baseball® World Series with an 11-0 win over Adelaide Seahawks LL in the 2018 Little League Baseball® Australia Region Championship. With the win, Gold Coast LL becomes the first […]

6 Umpire Questions and Answers for Tournament Season

There have been several new and adjusted rules and regulations put in place beginning with the 2018 Little League® International Tournament. To help you officiate games this summer, Tom Rawlings, Little League’s Director of Umpire Development, has provided answers to some of the more common situations and scenarios that will involve understanding these latest interpretations. […]