Category: In Memoriam

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 […]

Little League® International Remembers the Life, Legacy of Allen “Sonny” Yearick

Little League® International mourns the passing of Allen “Sonny” Yearick, a player on the 1939 Lycoming Dairy team during the first season of Little League® in Williamsport, Pa. He was 91. Mr. Yearick was born and raised in Williamsport, Pa. He was a Little Leaguer® during the first year of the program chartered by Little […]

Little League® International Remembers Bill Bair, Member of the 1939 Lycoming Dairy Little League Baseball® Team

Little League® International mourns the passing of Bill Bair, a player on the 1939 Lycoming Dairy team during the first season of Little League® in Williamsport, Pa. He was 92. Mr. Bair was born and raised in Williamsport, Pa., and was a Little Leaguer® during the first year of the program chartered by Little League […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Joe Morales, California District 18 Administrator. He was 76. Mr. Morales spent more than 51 years as a Little League volunteer, serving in several capacities, including, manager, umpire, and as a member of the local league’s Board of Directors. He was League President of South El Monte National […]

  Little League® International mourns the passing of Charlie Fox, former Texas District 16 Administrator. He was 89. Mr. Fox, a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and resident of Houston, Texas, earned a bachelor’s degree (1956) and master’s degree (1958) in geology from the University of Oklahoma, and served in the United States Air Force […]

Little League® International remembers Beverly (Mass.) Little Leaguer and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (A.L.S.) advocate Pete Frates. He was 34. Mr. Frates brought heightened awareness and national attention to A.L.S. Through his novel idea and participation in the Ice Bucket Challenge, Mr. Frates helped to raise more than $100 million toward fighting A.L.S., commonly referred to […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Cliff Garley, former New Mexico District 1 Administrator. He was 80. Mr. Garley, a native of Belen, N.M., and resident of Santa Fe, N.M., served as New Mexico District 1 Administrator for 26 years, retiring in 2000. During nearly 40 years of volunteer service, Mr. Garley also served […]

Little League® International remembers Thomas Dent, Washington District 6 Administrator. Mr. Dent, a resident of Vancouver, Wash., served as Washington District 6 Administrator for nearly 18 years after several years as a coach in Alcoa Little League. He began volunteering in California District 4’s Clayton Valley Little League. Following a term as Alcoa Little League […]

Little League International mourns the passing of Paul Weaver, a longtime Little League Baseball® World Series team host. He was 80. Mr. Weaver, a native of Montoursville, Pa., and resident of Bethlehem, Pa., served in the role of “Uncle Paul” each year until his retirement in 2010 (44 years). After honorably serving in the United […]