Category: General

Letter from Stephen D. Keener: The Times They Are A-Changin’

“Come gather round people, wherever you roam, and admit that the waters around you have grown.” When Bob Dylan wrote “The Times They Are a-Changin’” in the mid-1960s, we don’t think he had Little League® on his mind (although his sons Jakob and Sam would play Little League Baseball® in the late 1970s), nor baseball […]

The Story of the Little League® Patch

On a warm March day during MLB Spring Training in Scottsdale, Ariz., more than 2,250 miles away from Williamsport, Pa., former Longview (Wash.) Little Leaguer® and current Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black came across a Little League® Patch and could barely contain his excitement. “I love that! It throws me back to my time in […]

Stephen Robe: Reliving the Dream 40 Years Later

Stephen Robe, a former member of the South Lexington (Ky.) Little League team that represented the South Region in the 1978 Little League Baseball® World Series, recently took a trip to South Williamsport, Pa., to relive his glory days 40 years after first stepping foot onto the iconic field. This summer, Mr. Robe and his […]

New Little League® Video Boards Offer Unique Game Day Experience

This summer at the Little League Baseball® World Series, fans and players from around the world will get to enjoy a new in-game experience thanks to the addition of three state-of-the-art LED Video Display Scoreboards. Thanks to the continued support from the Easton family and the Easton Foundations, the two scoreboards located at each of […]

Toms River Little League: 20 Years Later

The moment ABC broadcaster Brent Musburger exclaimed that the 1998 Toms River (N.J.) East American Little League were World Series champions, the lives of a group of kids and coaches from the Jersey shore changed forever. “It was really an amazing achievement. One that not many kids get to say they did, let alone win […]

From the First Intermediate World Series to the Pennsylvania High School Championship to Wheeling Jesuit University

This year marks the fifth anniversary of Zach Rohaley, Nick Serafino, and their teammates from Collier Township, Pa., making it all the way to the inaugural Little League® Intermediate (50/70) Baseball World Series Championship Game. And, in the five years since showcasing their talents in Livermore, Calif., these teammates have bonded over baseball at every […]

Little League Softball® World Series Celebrates 25 Years at Portland’s Alpenrose Dairy Farm

This August, Little League Softball® celebrates its 25th year of World Series championships at Alpenrose Stadium in Portland, Ore. “It has been a fabulous experience for the best Little League Major Division Softball teams to make their way to Alpenrose stadium for the past 25 summers,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League International President and […]

Your Voice: Volunteerism; Learning to Coach, Umpire; and the Role of the Tournament Committee

Your Voice is a way for readers to share questions with us, and an opportunity for Little League® to provide some important information and guidance. We are excited about our continued conversations, and, as always, we invite you to share your thoughts, suggestions, and questions to parents@LittleLeague.org. Barry from Minnesota – Is there an official end to […]

Debra Crerie: Breaking the Mold of Little League® Umpires

Debra Crerie is out-numbered, to say the least, when it comes to umpiring. She is one of only a few female Little League Baseball® umpires, but does not let those statistics hold her back from doing what she loves. Since she was a little girl, Ms. Crerie has loved baseball. Although girls’ participation in Little […]

Little League® International Welcomes Chick-fil-A as Official Sponsor

Little League® International announced the addition of its newest Official Sponsor, Chick-fil-A. With the partnership, Chick-fil-A becomes the official Quick-Service Restaurant of Little League Baseball and Softball. Over the past few years, local Little League programs throughout the United States have also been working with local Chick-fil-A operators to coordinate special fundraising activities, host special […]