Category: General

Little League® International Congratulates Hall of Excellence Enshrinee Mariano Rivera on National Baseball Hall of Fame Election

New York Yankees legendary closer and Little League® Hall of Excellence enshrinee Mariano Rivera will receive his iconic bronze plaque this summer as he has officially been named a member of the 2019 National Baseball Hall of Fame Class by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Mr. Rivera will join fellow inductees and former Little […]

Congratulations to Montoursville-Native and Little League International Board of Directors Member, Mike Mussina, on Election to National Baseball Hall of Fame

Legendary Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher and Montoursville, Pa., native Mike Mussina will earn his iconic bronze plaque this summer as he has officially been named a member of the 2019 National Baseball Hall of Fame Class by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. A dedicated Little League® volunteer and Little League International Board of […]

2019 Little League Rulebooks Now Available

The 2019 Little League Baseball®, Little League Softball®, and Little League Challenger Division® Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Policies are now available for purchase in hardcopy through LittleLeagueStore.net. The hardcopies of the Little League rulebooks are currently available through LittleLeagueStore.net for $7. Local Little League programs can purchase hard copy rulebooks from LittleLeaguestore.net for $2. To take advantage of this $2 offer, individuals […]

A Look Back at Little League® Baseball and Softball in 2018

This past year was once again another successful year for Little League Baseball and Softball, and saw some very exciting changes, updates, and innovations for the future of the organization. Starting with the 27th Little League International Congress in New Orleans, a gathering of our top volunteers, to kick off the year, 2018 was filled […]

12 Days of Little League Celebration Coming to Social Media

This Holiday season, Little League® International will be celebrating with the 12 Days of Little League! Focused on honoring friends and family with communities around the world, the 12 Days of Little League is a social-media event that will take place on Little League’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages featuring players from all divisions and […]

Three Little League® International Employees Receive Promotions and One New Hire Announced

Little League® International officially announced the promotion of three of its employees and the hiring of one new employee. Andy Frederick was named Senior Director of Information Services, Brent Stahlnecker was named Director of Risk Management, and Sam Ranck was named the Director of League Development. “We are pleased to congratulate Andy, Brent, and Sam […]

Wendy Thomson, Ron Smith Announce Retirement from Little League® International

Wendy Thomson, Little League Canada Assistant Regional Director, and Ron Smith, Little League International Programmer and Analyst, have officially announced their retirement from Little League Baseball and Softball at the end of 2018. “We are very grateful for the many years of service and dedication that Wendy and Ron have given to our program and […]

Little League® International Establishes New Executive Leadership Structure

A new executive leadership structure of Little League® International was established following the annual fall meeting of the Little League International Board of Directors on Friday, November 9. The new structure will establish five chief officers charged with making key decisions for Little League Baseball and Softball: Stephen D. Keener – President and Chief Executive […]

Our Children Become the Messages They Hear the Most

By John O’Sullivan, Changing the Game Project Picture the young baseball player stepping onto the mound in the final inning of the championship game. What is he thinking in that moment? Visualize the soccer player, stepping up to take the deciding penalty kick. What is going through her head? Think of the basketball player, standing […]

Little League® Volunteers Throughout Europe and Africa Region Gather For Fall Events

This fall, volunteers from across the Little League® Europe and Africa Region joined together with leaders of the baseball and softball industry for two weekends of exciting events. On October 26-27, Little League District Administrators (D.A.s) from more than 15 countries throughout the region joined together with leadership from various baseball and softball organizations in […]