Month: February 2023

Little League® International pays its everlasting respects to Little League Baseball® World Series groundskeeper Donald Fowler. He was 86. Mr. Fowler was a native of Reading, Pennsylvania, and resident of McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, at the time of his passing. Among Mr. Fowler’s many personal credits was the 20 years of dedicated service he provided as coordinator […]

New York and Pennsylvania Set for the 2023 Little League Challenger Division® Exhibition Game

  The matchup is set for the memorable Little League Challenger Division® Exhibition Game as teams from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Syracuse, New York, have earned the trip to compete during the 2023 Little League Baseball® World Series in August. “Playing in the Little League Challenger Division Exhibition Game at the World Series is one of […]

Panama Becomes First Team to Qualify for 2023 Little League Baseball® World Series

The first ticket to the 2023 Little League Baseball® World Series has officially been punched as Activo 20-30 Little League of Santiago de Veraguas took home the Panama Championship title with a 2-1 win over the defending champion Aguadulce Cabezera Little League to seal its direct entry into this year’s tournament. Activo 20-30 Little League […]

Selection of 2023 Little League® World Series Umpires Announced

With yet another exciting World Series season just months away, Little League® International is pleased to announce the selection of more than 90 volunteer umpires who have earned the honor to take the field this summer. “Serving as an umpire at the Little League World Series is the dream of every local league volunteer umpire, […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Everett Demers, Connecticut District 11 Administrator. He was 49. Mr. Demers was a native of Worcester, Massachusetts, but spent his formative years in Daytona beach, Florida. In 2011, he relocated to Coventry, Connecticut. Professionally, he worked in the aircraft technologies manufacturing industry for the Abel Womack company as […]

Seven Little League® Urban Initiative Jamborees Set for 2023

Starting in mid-April, the Little League® Urban Initiative Jamborees are set to return with seven events taking place across seven different states in an effort to provide players and their families with a fun, exciting, and memorable experience available only for those leagues affiliated with the Urban Initiative program. “One of the unique benefits of […]

On Monday, February 13, 2023, Michigan State University students and former Little League® players, Brian Fraser and Alexandria Verner, tragically lost their lives as the result of gun violence. They were just 20 years old. Brian played several seasons in Grosse Pointe Park (Michigan) Little League, and Alexandria played in the Clawson (Michigan) Youth Baseball and […]

Gerry Davis Joins Little League® Team as Senior Umpire Consultant

With a continued focus on improving the education and experience for its umpires volunteering their services, Little League® Baseball and Softball is pleased to announce the addition of MLB Veteran Umpire Gerry Davis as its new Senior Umpire Consultant. “On behalf of the hundreds of thousands of umpires that dedicate and volunteer their time to […]

Eggland’s Best Pledges Support as an Official Sponsor of Little League®

As local leagues gear up for the 2023 season, Little League® Baseball and Softball is pleased to announce an official sponsorship with Eggland’s Best, the country’s No. 1 branded egg, as the “Official Egg of Little League Baseball and Softball.” “We are thrilled to welcome Eggland’s Best as our latest official sponsor and look forward […]

New Britain (Conn.) Little League Alumnus George Springer’s Voice an Inspiration for Many

  Four-time American League All–Star George Springer III found his passion for baseball well before he heard his name called with the 11th overall selection in the 2011 MLB Draft. Ever since his parents – George Jr. and Laura – ensured his participation in Little League® when he was growing up in Connecticut, George Springer […]