Category: In Memoriam

Little League® International Mourns the Passing of Michael Shull, Manager of the 2009 Little League Baseball® Southwestern Region Champions

Little League® International remembers Michael Shull, Manager of the McAlister Park American Little League team from San Antonio that represented the Southwestern Region in the 2009 Little League Baseball® World Series. He was 56. Mr. Shull managed San Antonio’s first team to the Little League Baseball World Series, where it finished with a 4-2 record. […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Jim Tremblay, a longtime District 5 Administrator for Little League Canada. He was 71. A Little League volunteer in the Windsor province for more than 40 years, Mr. Tremblay joined Windsor Central Little League (WCLL) in 1968 as a coach and umpire. Following several years of officiating games, […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Bobby Dan Walker, a longtime Texas state volunteer and past Little League Baseball® World Series Umpire. He was 84. Volunteering as an umpire throughout the Central Texas area during the 1970s, Mr. Walker was honored to be selected to officiate games during the 1982 Little League Baseball® World […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Virginia Buckelew, former Little League volunteer Assistant District Administrator, and the wife of retired Texas District 19 Administrator and Texas State Coordinator, Richard Buckelew. She was 79. Mrs. Buckelew was a native of Corpus Christi, Texas. She spent her early childhood in the Texas communities of Three Rivers […]

Little League® Baseball and Softball remembers Donna LaForme, Little League International’s Housekeeping Supervisor in Williamsport, Pa. She was 60. Mrs. LaForme was a native of Williamsport, Pa., and resided in Montgomery, Pa., at time of her death. She was a 1977 graduate of South Williamsport (Pa.) High School. “While all of us who knew Donna […]

  Little League® International mourns the passing of Roger Birdsall who served as California District 21 Administrator for 45 years. He was 94. A native of Rialto, California, and a resident of nearby Rancho Cucamonga at the time of his death, Mr. Birdsall, was a graduate of Rialto’s Chaffey High School, where he was a […]

Little League International mourns the passing of Terry Coburn, former Senior and Big League Softball World Series Umpire Coordinator. He was 76. Mr. Coburn began volunteering at Vicksburg (Michigan) Little League in 1976. He started coaching, served on the grounds crew and was a member of the Board of Directors, but most of all he […]

Little League® International remembers Mike Aker, Nevada District 4 Administrator, who has passed away. He was 71. Mr. Aker was the Nevada District 4 Administrator for 22 years. Prior to his election as D.A., he volunteered in many capacities in the Las Vegas area’s Central Little League, serving as League President for more than 25 […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Ann Chadwick, a 50-year Little League volunteer, and the wife of Junior Softball World Series Director, John Chadwick. She was 83. Mrs. Chadwick began her volunteer service to Little League in 1969, shortly after registering her son, Doug, to play Tee Ball while the family was living in […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Barbara LeStourgeon, former Texas District 21 Administrator. She was 75. Mrs. LeStourgeon, a native of Comfort, Texas, and resident of Bandera, Texas, served as Texas District 21 Administrator from 1981 until 2019. While serving her Little League district in a variety of capacities, Mrs. LeStourgeon also volunteered for […]