Category: General

Negros Occidental Little League Earns 2022 Girls with Game Team Sportsmanship Award

Negros Occidental Little League, the Asia-Pacific Region Champion out of Bacolod City, Philippines, has been named the 2022 Girls with Game Team Sportsmanship Award Recipient after displaying sportsmanship both on and off the field throughout its time in Greenville, North Carolina. “On behalf of all of us at the Little League Softball World Series, we […]

Greg Bzura Retires as Junior League Baseball World Series Tournament Director

Over the years, Greg Bzura has managed to accumulate a number of impressive achievements. He has sat on the City of Taylor (Mich.) City Council, been enshrined in both the Taylor and Wyandotte sports halls of fame and has been the only tournament director for the Junior League Baseball World Series (JLBWS) since he helped […]

Little League® Teams Up with Barilla® for the 2022 Little League Baseball® World Series

  Little League® Baseball and Softball is pleased to announce a new partnership with Barilla, the world’s leading pasta producer, ahead of the 2022 Little League Baseball® World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The partnership, inclusive of product sampling as well as on-site experiences using the Little League World Series mobile app, combines a family-friendly event […]

Howard J. Lamade Stadium: An Iconic and Historic Summer Destination

For more than 60 years, Howard J. Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, has become the ultimate summertime destination for generations of Little Leaguers® and Little League® fans. Originally called Howard J. Lamade Memorial Field, the location and baselines for the field were first laid out for the 1959 the Little League Baseball® World Series […]

Girls with Game Celebration Officially Opens 2022 Little League Softball® World Series

Heading into year two at its new home in Greenville, North Carolina, the 2022 Little League Softball® World Series experience officially got underway on Saturday, August 6, with the first ever Girls with Game Celebration at Elm Street Park. Leading off with a welcome message from Ashlea Nash, the Little League Director of Softball Development, […]

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 […]