Category: General

Your Voice: Does Fall Ball Impact Spring Registration? How Do We Start Playing Softball? Can You Be Forced to Play Travel Ball?

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. Erin from Kentucky – If I registered my son for […]

Little League® Graduates Take the Field for 2019 MLB Postseason

After another exciting major league season, more than 70 former Little Leaguers will be taking the field this October to compete in the 2019 MLB Playoffs. From Hall of Famers to Home Run Derby champions, hundreds of Little League grads have had great success in the Major Leagues and more than 50 of them even had […]

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 […]

Krissy Wendell: From the Little League Baseball® World Series to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

When most people think about graduates of the Little League Baseball® World Series (LLBWS) who have gone on to professional sports careers, the first thing that comes to mind is typically the 50+ Major League Baseball players or even the other professional male athletes such as NASCAR’s Austin Dillon, NFL Quarterback Matt Cassel, and former […]

Remembering Number 11: Michael Cammarata

On Sept. 11, 2001, at 8:54 a.m. from the firehouse on East Second Street in Alphabet City, Ladder Company 11, a phone call was made to the Cammarata family from their youngest son Michael. He left a message on his father’s voicemail stating: “I am going to the World Trade Center, a plane just hit […]

Little League Softball® Alumna Rachel Garcia Wins 2019 Honda Cup

Rachel Garcia is no stranger to winning awards. This year alone, the former Little Leaguer®  has received various honors after leading UCLA to victory in the Women’s College World Series. Just one week after their victory, Ms. Garcia accepted yet another award as she was presented with the 2019 Honda Cup and named the Collegiate […]

Going Global: Little League® Baseball Camp Welcomes Several International Little Leaguers®

By Ethan Roy Few sports can claim to have the international prominence of baseball. From Canada to India to South Korea, and everywhere in between, the sport boasts a global influence and connects the world with the common language of baseball. For many, the introduction to that language comes in Little League®. Each summer, more […]

The 19 Girls Who Have Made Little League Baseball® World Series History

In 1974, the Little League® Federal Charter was amended; allowing girls to play Little League Baseball® and the Little League Softball® program was created. Since then, millions of Girls with Game from around the world have gotten their start on Little League diamond. Of those millions, there are 19 that have played in the Little […]

Little League® Grow the Game Grants Benefit Local Leagues All Around the United States

Earlier this spring, more than 25 local Little League programs received direct support through the Little League Grow the Game Grant Program, which assists local Little League programs who are working to enhance Little League opportunities in their community. “Since its launch in 2015, the Little League Grow the Game Grant Program has been able […]

Six Innings With Miami Marlins’ Outfielder Curtis Granderson

A three-time MLB All-Star, Miami Marlins’ Outfielder Curtis Granderson has had a tremendous professional baseball career these last 15 years, all of which got started on the local fields of Lynwood (Ill.) Little League in the early 90s. During Spring Training this past March, Little League® International had the opportunity to catch up with the […]