Month: December 2023

Little League® To Hold Its First-Ever Girls Baseball Event Named After Original Girl with Game, Maria Pepe

Little League® International is pleased to announce the launch of the first-ever Girls Baseball Event to be held at Howard J. Lamade Stadium and complex on June 7-9, 2024, as part of the organization’s year-long Girls with Game 50 Celebration. Named after one of the program’s original Girls with Game, the “Maria Pepe Little League […]

Little League® Graduates Celebrated in 2023 MLB Postseason Awards

Little League® alumni were in the spotlight during the 2023 MLB Postseason with more than 55 graduates playing in the 2023 MLB World Series and a group of graduates receiving postseason awards for their individual fielding and offensive performances.   A graduate of Mizusawa Little League in Japan, Shohei Ohtani finished out the season with […]

Colorado Realigns to Join the Little League® West Region

Following a thorough review of its region structure, Little League® International has made the decision to move the administrative support for Colorado’s districts and leagues from the Southwest Region to the West Region in all areas of operation, effective immediately. “Throughout the year, we are continually reviewing and evaluating our region alignments along with the […]

Little League® International Honors the Memory of James Easton, Philanthropist, Longtime Little League Supporter

Little League® International mourns the passing of James L. Easton, former president and CEO of Easton incorporated, founder of the Easton Foundations, and supporter of Little League for more than 50 years. He was 88. Mr. Easton, a native of Los Angeles, was a 1959 graduate of the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), earning a […]

Little League® to Increase Access and Opportunity with League Choice at Youngest Levels of Play Starting in 2025

Starting with the 2025 season, children at the youngest levels of the Little League® Baseball and Softball program (League Age 4-7) throughout the United States will have the ability to register and play for any local Little League program they choose, without respect to any geography- or school-related eligibility requirements. Those players who register under […]

World of Little League® Museum and Little League® Main Gift Shop Holiday Hours Announced

  As families join together to celebrate this holiday season, the World of Little League® Museum and Little League® Main Gift Shop have announced their holiday hours. Little League Main Gift Shop: Visitors looking to get last minute holiday deals will have the opportunity to stop by the Little League Main Gift Shop, located on […]

Dugout Earns Second-Straight Mascot Hall of Fame Award for Greatest Community Impact

For a second year in a row, Dugout, the official mascot of Little League® Baseball and Softball, has been named the winner of the 2023 Mascot Hall of Fame Award for corporate mascot with the greatest community impact.  At the 2023 Little League Baseball® World Series, Presented by T-Mobile, Dugout helped welcome players and coaches […]