Category: In Memoriam

Little League® International Honors the Memory of James Easton, Philanthropist, Longtime Little League Supporter

Little League® International mourns the passing of James L. Easton, former president and CEO of Easton incorporated, founder of the Easton Foundations, and supporter of Little League for more than 50 years. He was 88. Mr. Easton, a native of Los Angeles, was a 1959 graduate of the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), earning a […]

Little League® International remembers Dewey Hudman, Florida District 17 Administrator. He was 75. Mr. Hudman, a native of Chilton County, Alabama, was a resident of Port St. Lucie, Florida, at the time of his passing. A graduate of Auburn University with a degree in electrical engineering, Mr. Hudman relocated to Florida, where he was employed […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of a former Pennsylvania District 22 Administrator and State Coordinator Earle Mercadante. He was 81. Mr. Mercadante, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was a resident of Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, at the time of his passing. He began his service to the Little League program in 1972, with the Plymouth […]

Little League® International remembers Todd Koehler, New York District 32 Administrator. He was 57. A resident of East Meadow, New York, at the time of his death, Mr. Koehler was elected as New York District 32 Administrator in 2014, and served in that volunteer role until his passing. When he was not at a Little […]

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 […]