Month: May 2021

  Little League® International remembers Ronald Wehrle, former New York District 10 Administrator. He was 81. Mr. Wehrle, a native of Utica, New York, was a graduate of New Hartford (N.Y.) High School, and served in the United States Marine Corp. Professionally, he was employed by the Town of New Hartford’s Highway Department. With his […]

Updated Guidance on Patches for 2021 Tournament Play

Dear District and League Officials, As we are preparing for the Little League® International Tournament to begin in communities throughout the United States, the Little League International Tournament Committee has received multiple inquiries regarding if the Little League Official Patch are required to be on Tournament Team uniforms. As you may be aware, for the […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Robert Rodriquez Flores, Jr., Texas District 15 Administrator. He was 57. Mr. Flores, a native of Houston, was elected as Texas District 15 Administrator in October of 2020, after serving five years on the district staff. Prior to volunteering at the district level, he was a local league […]

Two Iconic Brands Hit the Field as Ball Park® Buns and Little League® Announce New Partnership to Support Little Leaguers®

With excitement building around baseball and softball returning to fields this spring, Ball Park® Buns is proud to announce an official partnership with Little League® Baseball and Softball, becoming the Official Hot Dog and Hamburger Bun of the Little League World Series. Ball Park Buns and Little League are teaming up to encourage everyone to […]

Little League® International remembers Higinio Vélez, President of the Cuban Baseball Federation. He was 74. Mr. Vélez, born in Songo La Maya, Santiago, was a highly successful and respected baseball manager. He debuted as manager of the Cuban National Team at the 1987 Pan American Games and managed the Cuban National Team that won the […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Mitch Ball, a longtime Little League Canada umpire, who officiated games in the 2002 Little League Baseball® World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He was 47. Mr. Ball, a resident of Coaldale, Alberta, Canada, began his volunteer service to Little League as a junior umpire in Lethbridge, Alberta. Years […]

2021 Little League® World Series and Regional Tournament update

Little League Baseball and Softball Divisions to play through World Series featuring U.S. Teams only. Teenage Divisional Tournaments to conclude at state level. The Little League® Baseball and Softball World Series events will be held, as scheduled, this August in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and Greenville, North Carolina (respectively), featuring teams solely from the United States. Based […]

Kelly Dine Joins Little League® International Board of Directors

During the annual Spring meeting of the Little League® International Board of Directors on April 30, Kelly Dine of Hudson, Ohio, was elected as its newest at-large member. Mrs. Dine, a registered nurse, biomedical science teacher at North High School (Akron, Ohio), and a former lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy, has been a Little […]