Category: General

Technique Training, Explanation Are the Focus of Little League® Umpire Mechanics Clinic

Motivated to improve aptitude and execution on their local fields, 20 Little League® volunteer umpires visited Little League International in Williamsport, Pa., for the fall 2018 weekend mechanics clinic. The intent of the clinic is to expose attendees to the proper home plate and base mechanics, based on the Little League Standards. Throughout the two-plus […]

Pirates, Cubs to Play in 2019 MLB Little League Classic presented by GEICO

Major League Baseball (MLB), the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) and Little League® International jointly announced that the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs will play in the third “MLB Little League Classic presented by GEICO” in Williamsport, Pa., during the 2019 MLB Championship Season. The special Regular Season contest, as well as ancillary […]

Indonesia’s Roy Romaya Nominated for Election to the Little League® International Board of Directors

Mr. Romaya will assume the role of Field Director for the Asia-Pacific Region at the November 2018 Board meeting. Roy Romaya of South Jakarta, Indonesia, was officially nominated for election as the Asia-Pacific Region Representative to the Little League International Board of Directors in May 2018 and was approved by the Board during its annual […]

Little League® International Approved to Pursue Opportunity in Whitestown, Ind., for Central Region Headquarters Location

During its annual August meeting, the Little League® International Board of Directors approved an offer to relocate its Central Region Headquarters to Whitestown, Ind., pending the completion of a formal agreement. “After a thorough evaluation of local communities within the Central Region, the Little League International Board of Directors are pleased that this opportunity involving […]

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 […]