Category: Awards

Joe Losch Retires as Corporate Secretary of Little League Baseball®, Incorporated

After more than 20 years of service as the Corporate Secretary of Little League Baseball®, Incorporated, Joe Losch is officially retiring as announced during the annual meeting of the Little League® International Board of Directors on November 13, 2020. Karl Eckweiler, Little League Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, will assume responsibilities as the […]

2020 ASAP Awards Program: Regional Winners, National Award Recipient to Be Announced in August

Since 1995, Little League® and Musco Lighting have partnered in the A Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) to help local leagues and districts in the United States create the safest environment possible for players, volunteers, and fans. While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted so many of our local league operations, the selection process is currently under […]

Little League® Awards Program Suspended for 2020 Season

With the recent guidance to suspend/delay Little League® seasons around the world, Little League International has made the difficult decision to suspend its National Little League Awards Program for the 2020 season. “Based on the projected late start to the season for many of our local Little League programs around the world, and the challenges […]

The 2019 ASAP Award Winners Showcase Thoughtfulness, Planning in Their League Safety Efforts

Since its creation, the Little League® Baseball and Softball A Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) has been embraced by local leagues nationwide and has helped to reduce injuries by 90 percent. In 2019, local Little League programs throughout the United States participated in the program at a record rate. During this year’s Little League Baseball® World […]

Little League® Baseball and Softball Names 2019 Award Winners

All over the world, people dedicate countless hours to Little League® as volunteers. Every year, Little League is proud to recognize individuals for their dedication and commitment through the Little League Awards program. Through the generosity of AIG, Little League gives out these annual awards to highlight the tremendous support and commitment of its volunteers. […]

Arlington (Texas) Southwest Little League Named 2019 Carl E. Stotz Little League® Community Award Winner

Small-town atmosphere in a big city. That’s how members of the community view the culture and tradition that has been created around the local fields of the Arlington (Texas) Southwest Little League complex. For their dedication to the community, their commitment to the players and volunteers in their program, and the values displayed each and […]

Mike and Gretchen Piscotty Named 2019 George and Barbara Bush Little League® Parents of the Year

Character, Courage, and Loyalty. Those are the three words that have been at the heart of Little League® and continue to serve as the values of the program. For Mike Piscotty, father of Oakland Athletics’ outfielder Stephen Piscotty, and his late-wife, Gretchen, these three words have resonated throughout their household since the day Stephen and […]

Two Little League® World Series Coaches Win Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach Awards

Two iconic coaches from the 2018 Little League® World Series were recently recognized for their dedication to youth sports as winners of the 2019 National Double-Goal Coach® Award by the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). Gerald Oda, manager of the 2018 Little League Baseball World Series Champion Honolulu (Hawaii) Little League team, and Antonio Roman, coach […]

Little League® Grads Earn 2018 MLB Postseason Awards

Another exciting MLB Postseason is officially in the books as the Boston Red Sox, led by nine Little League® graduates, took home the Commissioner’s Trophy with a series win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2018 World Series. Now, with the excitement coming to a close, it’s time to take a look at the […]

2018 Little League® Regional ASAP Winners Recognized for Safety Preparedness

The safety of all Little League® players, volunteers, and fans is of upmost importance for Little League International. In 1995, Little League established the A Safety Awareness Program (ASAP), to encourage local Little League programs to create safety plans specific to their facilities and league. This plan would be used to help guide that league […]