Category: In Memoriam

Little League® International mourns the passing of Little League Baseball® Europe Region Tournament umpire and former Virginia Assistant District 9 Administrator Anthony Musco. He was 95. Mr. Musco, a native of Providence, Rhode Island, served in the United States Navy for 20 years (1943 to 1963). Beginning his volunteer service to Little League as an […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Donald Berger, former Connecticut District 8 Administrator. He was 93. Mr. Berger, a native of Rockville, Connecticut., and long-time resident of Vernon, Connecticut, resided in South Windsor, Connecticut. at the time of death. A graduate of Rockville High School, he served in the United States Air Force from […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Dennis Sullivan, former Communications and Media Relations Director for Little League Baseball and Softball. He was 70. A native of Williamsport, Pa., Mr. Sullivan began his career with Little League in 1992. Having a background in advertising and graphic design, he was among the first to help expand […]

Little League® International honors the memory of Mike Lucky, Texas District 8 Administrator. He was 68. Mr. Lucky, a native of Dallas, Texas, was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas. He later studied Computer Science at the University of Texas, attaining a Bachelor of Science degree. Joining Little League as a volunteer […]

  Little League® International remembers Ronald Wehrle, former New York District 10 Administrator. He was 81. Mr. Wehrle, a native of Utica, New York, was a graduate of New Hartford (N.Y.) High School, and served in the United States Marine Corp. Professionally, he was employed by the Town of New Hartford’s Highway Department. With his […]

Little League® International remembers Higinio Vélez, President of the Cuban Baseball Federation. He was 74. Mr. Vélez, born in Songo La Maya, Santiago, was a highly successful and respected baseball manager. He debuted as manager of the Cuban National Team at the 1987 Pan American Games and managed the Cuban National Team that won the […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Mitch Ball, a longtime Little League Canada umpire, who officiated games in the 2002 Little League Baseball® World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He was 47. Mr. Ball, a resident of Coaldale, Alberta, Canada, began his volunteer service to Little League as a junior umpire in Lethbridge, Alberta. Years […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Andrew LaTurner, a longtime Little League Central Region volunteer and umpire, who officiated games in the 2014 Little League Baseball® Intermediate 50/70 World Series in Livermore, California. He was 48. Mr. LaTurner, a resident of Garrett, Indiana, served as the Umpire-In-Chief for Parchment (Michigan) Little League and was […]

Little League® International remembers Eduard Rapuano, Sr., a Little League East Region volunteer and umpire for 50 years, who officiated games in the 1990 Little League Baseball® World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He was 83. In 1988 and 1989, Mr. Rapuano umpired in the Senior League Baseball World Series played in Kalamazoo, Michigan. One year […]

Little League® International remembers long-time Little League Baseball® World Series team host John Eastlake. He was 79. Mr. Eastlake, a native of Greenville, Pennsylvania, and resident of South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, volunteered 21 years as an “uncle” for the Little League teams that reached the Little League Baseball World Series played each August in Williamsport, Pa. […]