Category: General

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 […]

A Season to Remember: Mamie Johnson Little League

Mamie Johnson Little League made headlines last year after becoming the first predominantly African-American team to win the Washington D.C., Little League Championship, defeating the Capitol Hill Little League, 14-7. While that championship win was certainly impressive, and made news across the United States, it was the impact the league had on others throughout their […]

Underdogs Reunited: Trumbull (Conn.) Little League Returns to Williamsport for 30-Year Anniversary

It may have been 30 years since the team from Trumbull, Connecticut, won the 1989 Little League Baseball® World Series, but the legacy of that small-town team has continued to resonate throughout the community year after year. This year, in celebration of their 30th anniversary, members of that 1989 Trumbull (Conn.) National Little League team […]

Last Hometown Team Returns to Williamsport for 50th Anniversary

In 1969, Newberry Little League made headlines as the only team from Williamsport, to date, since 1948, to play in the Little League Baseball® World Series. Now, 50 years later, the team is set to return to South Williamsport for a reunion during the 2019 World Series to celebrate their achievement. In the late 1960s, […]

MLB and Little League International Launch Ticket Sweepstakes for the 2019 MLB Little League Classic Presented by Geico

As a demonstration of a shared commitment to engaging the host community of the 2019 MLB Little League Classic presented by GEICO, Major League Baseball and Little League International today announced a ticket lottery for the upcoming special event featuring the Chicago Cubs vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, August 18th at Historic Bowman Field […]

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 […]

University of Washington Head Softball Coach Heather Tarr to be Enshrined in the Little League® Hall of Excellence

For many children growing up, Little League® becomes the first introduction to the game of baseball and softball, and for University of Washington Head Coach Heather Tarr, spending time at the Little League field has helped lead to her to an incredible career as a collegiate player, professional player, and now a top NCAA Division […]

Daytona 500 Champion Austin Dillon to be Enshrined into Little League® Hall of Excellence

While to many it may seem like an individual sport, it takes a lot of teamwork to be a successful NASCAR driver. It’s important to work together with your pit crew and teammates in order to see success on the track. For 2018 Daytona 500 champion, Austin Dillon, that teamwork was instilled with him at […]

To have Little League® games, you need umpires. To have well-officiated tournament games, you need umpires who are competent, confident, and willing to volunteer. The motivation to be a volunteer in Little League has changed over the generations and that challenge grows even more when recruiting, training, and retaining umpires. While discouraged, it’s become an […]

Looking Back at the Three Little League® Graduates with a World Series Trifecta

With the first Major League Baseball (MLB) game at the College World Series (CWS) in Omaha set to take place on June 13 between the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals, Little League® International wanted to take a look back at the three former Little Leaguers® who made history as the only graduates to play […]