Category: In Memoriam

Little League® International remembers California District 21 Administrator Gary Mendoza. He was 64. Mr. Mendoza, a native of San Bernardino, Calif., was elected as California District 21 Administrator in 2004. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; daughter, Teresa; son, Gilbert; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Little League® International mourns the passing of James “Wesley” Walker, former Tennessee District 9 Administrator. He was 53. Mr. Walker, a native of Montgomery County, Tenn., was a resident of Clarksville, Tenn., and served as Tennessee District 9 Administrator for six months (February-to-July 2020). He began volunteering in the Little League program as a member […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Luis Matos, Jr., a long-time Little League volunteer with the Southeast Region Tournament. He was 53. Mr. Matos, a native of Valhalla, N.Y., was a proud 20-plus year veteran of the United States Air Force. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Logistics from the Community College of the […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Dennis Logan, Little League Baseball® World Series team host. He was 65. Mr. Logan, a native of Williamsport, Pa., volunteered 18 years as an “uncle” for the Little League teams that reached the Little League Baseball World Series played each August in Williamsport. A 1972 graduate of Williamsport […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Little League Baseball® World Series stadium ushers John Miller, Sr.; Roan Confer, Sr.; Chuck Lengle, and Mel Durrwachter, Sr. These four individuals combined for several decades of service to fans and spectators attending Little League Baseball World Series games at Howard J. Lamade and Little League Volunteer Stadiums […]

Little League® International remembers David Hicks, Oregon District 3 Administrator. He was 65. Mr. Hicks, a native of Baker City, Ore., graduated from Baker High School in 1973, and attended Portland (Ore.) State University, where he played football. Beginning his volunteer service to Little League as a coach and umpire, Mr. Hicks later served nearly […]

Little League® International Celebrates the Life of Tom Seaver

The charter member of the Little League® Hall of Excellence, Little League International remembers and celebrates the life and legacy of baseball great, Tom Seaver. Mr. Seaver, a graduate of the Spartan Little League (Fresno, Calif.) was one of Major League Baseball’s most accomplished pitchers, earning the nicknames of Tom Terrific and The Franchise, for […]

Little League® International remembers Vicki Toigo, former Washington Assistant District 9 Administrator, and the wife of Washington District 9 Administrator, and former field representative to the Little League International Board of Directors, Bob Toigo. She was 77. Mrs. Toigo was a native of Gary, Ind. She spent her childhood in the Elkhart, Ind., before relocating […]

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, […]