Category: In Memoriam

  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 […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Chris White, California District 24 Administrator. He was 63. Mr. White, a resident of Riverside, Calif., served as California District 24 Administrator for the past 15 years. He had recently been elected to his sixth term as D.A. Prior to his district service, he volunteered as a Little […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Roger Lazar, California District 13 Administrator. He was 78. Mr. Lazar, a native of Yonkers, N.Y., and resident of Thousand Oaks, Calif., served as California District 13 Administrator for the past seven years. Prior to his district service, he was a Little League Baseball® Major Division team manager […]

Little League® International honors the memory of Charles Fitzpatrick, Jr., New York District 12 Administrator, who has passed away. He was 70. Mr. Fitzpatrick, a resident of Duanesburg, N.Y., served as New York District 12 Administrator for nearly 29 years (1991-2019). Professionally, Mr. Fitzpatrick was retired. He was formerly employed as a supervisor for the […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Gia Kemoklidze, one of the founders of Little League in the Republic of Georgia, and a former District Administrator (D.A.). He was 62. Mr. Kemoklidze introduced and taught the game of baseball to thousands of children throughout the former Soviet republic that borders Europe and Asia. He served […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of David Hinaman, a player on the 1939 Jumbo Pretzel team during the first season of Little League® in Williamsport, Pa. He was 94. Born in Mansfield, Pa., and a resident of Newville, Pa., at the time of his death, Mr. Hinaman was raised in Williamsport, Pa., He was […]