Category: In Memoriam

Little League® International remembers Dr. Darrell Burnett, a former member of the Little League International Board of Directors and longtime Little League Challenger Division® volunteer in California Districts 55 and 68. Dr. Burnett, a clinical psychologist who specialized in youth sports, worked with special needs children for nearly 30 years. In 2007, he was recognized […]

Little League® International Remembers Steve Sandberg, Quartz Hill Little League Tournament Team Manager

Little League® International remembers Manager Steve Sandberg, who guided the Quartz Hill Little League (QHLL) to the 2023 Little League Softball® West Region Championship Game. Mr. Sandberg managed the Southern California representative during this season’s Little League Softball® West Region tournament. The team from Quartz Hill, California, finished with a 3-1 Region tournament record. The […]

During the early-morning hours of Wednesday, Aug. 2, Officer Matthew Hare, 22, of the Easley (S.C.) Police Department lost his life in the line of duty. Little League® International mourns the loss of Officer Hare who was a graduate of Easley Little League. According to a report from the Easley Police Department, Officer Hare and […]

Annette O’Malley has passed away at the age of 81. Mrs. O’Malley, the wife of Peter O’Malley, former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers and President of the Little League® Foundation, was a supervisor and designer at the Royal Theater in Copenhagen, Denmark. Mrs. O’Malley, a native of Copenhagen, studied graphics and design at the […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of a former Georgia District 5 Administrator B.L. Clark, Jr. He was 87. Mr. Clark, a native of Griffin, Georgia, began his service to the Little League program with the Bloomfield (Georgia) Little League, later serving as League President. During his time as League President, Mr. Clark oversaw construction […]

Little League® International remembers Greg Brouse, former Pennsylvania District 13 Administrator. He was 68. Mr. Brouse, a native of Milton, Pennsylvania, began his service to the Little League program as a coach and local league official. He was elected as Pennsylvania District 13 Administrator in 2009, and served in that capacity for 14 years. A […]

Little League® International  mourns the passing of Justin Ewoldsen, Iowa District 5 Administrator. He was 43. Mr. Ewoldsen, a 1998 graduate of Clark Community High School in Osceola, Iowa, was a mortgage underwriter. A native of Des Moines, Mr. Ewoldsen began his service to the Little League program with Indianola Little League. After years of […]

Little League® International Mourns the Passing of Former 2017 LLBWS Alumnus Lance Modisette

Little League® International remembers former 2017 Little League Baseball® World Series United States Champion, Lance Modisette, from Lufkin (Texas) Little League. He was 18. Lance was a member of the Lufkin Little League team that represented the Southwest Region in the 2017 Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Lufkin Little League won the […]

Little League® International honors the memory of Ron Wagner, former Pennsylvania District 12 Administrator and longtime Little League Baseball® World Series Team Host. He was 90. Mr. Wagner, a native of Nescopeck, Pennsylvania, and graduate of Bloomsburg (Pennsylvania) High School attended Bloomsburg State Teachers College before enlisting in the United States Navy. After four years […]

Little League® International remembers Don Goodman, former California District 35 Administrator and longtime Little League Baseball® World Series volunteer. He was 83. A 60-year resident of Cloverdale, California, Mr. Goodman began his service to the Little League program with Cloverdale Little League in 1971 as a coach, and later as, League President. After years of […]