Category: In Memoriam

Little League® International Mourns the Loss of Innocent Lives, Including Little Leaguers®, in Uvalde, Texas

Little League® International joins the world in mourning the innocent lives lost in the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24. The horrific tragedy claimed so many lives, many of whom were also members of the Little League family, largely in the Uvalde Little League. “As a Texan, father, and former local […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Roger Henderson, Sr., former West Virginia District 4 Administrator and one-time member of the Little League International Board of Directors. He was 81. Mr. Henderson of Eccles, West Virginia, spent decades contributing to Little League, volunteering at the local, district, state, and international levels of the program. During […]

Little League® International Mourns the Passing of Former Eastlake Little Leaguer® Micah Pietila-Wiggs

Little League® International remembers former 2013 Little League Baseball® World Series United States Champion Micah Pietila-Wiggs from California’s East Lake Little League. He was 21. Most notably known for his long and flowing hair at the time, Micah was a member of the Eastlake Little League team that represented the West Region in the 2013 […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Keith Wagner, an impactful volunteer in the Central Region who was the inaugural recipient of the John St. Martin Little League Central Region Outstanding Volunteer Award. He was 85. Mr. Wagner a native of Iowa, and resident of Indianapolis at the time of his passing, was employed at […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of James Nolan, New York District 23 Administrator. He was 72. Mr. Nolan was a retired schoolteacher from The Bronx, New York, who held a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Masters degree in Spanish. A Little League volunteer for 48 years, with 16 of those years as […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Little League Baseball® World Series stadium usher Gary Spies. He was 72. Mr. Spies was a native of Lyndhurst, New Jersey, and a resident of Loyalsock Township, Pennsylvania, at the time of his passing. “While we value the service of all Little League World Series volunteers, and you […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Carmine Grieco Jr., who played catcher in the 1947 Little League Baseball® World Series Championship game for Lock Haven (Pa.) Little League. He was 86. A native of Lock Haven, and resident of Hughesville, Pennsylvania, at the time of his passing, Mr. Grieco’s Lock Haven Little League (LHLL) […]

Little League® International remembers former Virginia District 7 Administrator Joseph “Ross” Phillips. He was 79. Mr. Phillips, a native of Canada, relocated to Hampton, Virginia to join the Unites States military. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Phillips worked professionally as a mechanical engineer with the National Aeronautical and Space Agency (NASA) for […]

Little League® International remembers former New York District 17 Administrator Dominic “Major” Latterii. He was 93. Mr. Letterii was a native of Poughkeepsie, New York, and dedicated 50 years of his life to Little League. Professionally, Mr. Letterii was employed for 38 years by the IBM corporation, retiring in 1990. He also was proprietor of […]

Little League® International remembers the life and accomplishments of Virginia District 11 Administrator Robert “Bob” Huff. He was 84. Mr. Huff, a native of Russell County, Virginia, and resident of Lebanon, Virginia, at the time of his passing, dedicated 62 years of his life to Little League. Beginning his volunteer service as a coach and […]