Category: General

Inside the Rise of the Little League Softball® World Series

The Little League Softball® World Series (LLSWS) has not always been the modern-day spectacle that now takes place in Greenville, North Carolina. The largest youth softball tournament in the world came from humble beginnings, with Little League® originally launching a softball pilot program in 1974 to gauge interest from local leagues across the country. As […]

Little League® Launches Campaign to Address Adult Behavior in Youth Sports

Win or lose. We just want to play. According to the Aspen Institute Project Play, the average child spends less than three years playing a sport, quitting by age 11, most often because the sport just isn’t fun anymore. As the Little League Region and World Series Tournaments come into full swing, Little League and […]

Little League® Volunteer Stadium: The Field of Opportunity

It had been nearly 65 years since the first pitch was thrown at Howard J. Lamade Stadium, christening what is now a “Field of Dreams” for countless Little Leaguers®, but when the call to “Play Ball!” was first heard on the field at Volunteer Stadium in 2001, the Little League program sounded its charge into […]

The World Series Team Hosts Become “Extended Family” for 20 Region Champions

Each year, when late summer arrives, a unique collection of dedicated Little League® volunteers arrive at Little League International with a singular charge — assure all Little League Baseball® World Series players, coaches, and managers have an unforgettable experience while in Williamsport.  This special company of people, officially known as “Team Hosts,” become the team […]

Remembering Dr. Robert Yasui: A Retrospective of Medical Support at the LLBWS

Since it first began 75 years ago, the main priority of the Little League Baseball® World Series has been the safety and well-being of its players, and one of those Diamond Legacies at the forefront of that focus has been Dr. Robert Yasui. For nearly 50 years, when first arriving in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, all players […]

Little League® International Mourns the Loss of Legendary Broadcaster Vin Scully

Little League® International joins the baseball community in mourning the loss of legendary broadcaster, Vin Scully, who passed away on August 2, 2022, at 94 years old. “On behalf of baseball fans everywhere, and all of us at Little League International, we are heartbroken to hear about the loss of our dear friend, Vin Scully,” […]

Sprouted from Little League®, Lilies Grow on Baseball Diamonds in Connecticut

Baseball has largely been a male-dominated sport since its creation in 1876, but in 1984, Victoria Roche threw society’s gender norms a curveball by becoming the first girl to play in the Little League Baseball® World Series (LLBWS). While not the first girl to play baseball in the Little League® program, Ms. Roche’s appearance on the […]

Top Little Leaguers® Set to Square off at Volunteer Stadium for the 2022 T-Mobile Little League® Home Run Derby Championship

After finishing among the top four at their Region Finals in Arlington, Texas, and Seattle, Washington, the top eight baseball and softball home run hitters are ready to square off in the 2022 T-Mobile Little League® Home Run Derby Championship, set to take place in Volunteer Stadium during the Little League Baseball® World Series on […]

Little League® World Series Fan Zone to Provide Unique On-Site Experiences in 2022

With full fan attendance set to return for the 2022 Little League® Baseball and Softball World Series tournaments, Little League International is excited to announce the 2022 Little League World Series Fan Zone, along with an event app, which will provide unique experiences and opportunities to fans from all over the world both in Greenville, […]

Four Veteran Umpires Selected to Serve as Crew Chiefs for the 2022 Little League Baseball® World Series

  In an effort to provide more guidance and leadership to the 16 volunteers serving as first-time umpires at the Little League Baseball® World Series, as well as in preparation for the expansion to 20 teams and an additional day of games, Little League® International is pleased to welcome four veteran umpires to serve as […]