Category: In Memoriam

Little League® International mourns the passing of Nick Solowey, former New Jersey District 1 Administrator. He was 89. Mr. Solowey a native of Hillside, N.J., and resident of Stanhope, N.J., served as New Jersey District 1 Administrator from 1981 until 2001, and again from 2002 to 2007. At the time of his passing, Mr. Solowey […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Mike Cook, a veteran volunteer umpire, who officiated in the 2016 Little League® Baseball World Series in Williamsport, Pa. He was 58. Mr. Cook, a native of Clarksburg, W. Va., and resident of Bridgeport, W. Va., was a Little League umpire for more than 30 years. On his […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Clarence Louis Baity, a player on the 1947 “Maynard Midgets,” the first Little League Baseball® World Series Championship team from Williamsport, Pa. He was 85. Born and raised in Williamsport, Pa., Mr. Baity was a player in the Maynard Little League, one of the first local leagues chartered […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Derrick Archer, Texas District 2 Administrator. He was 41. Mr. Archer, a native of Pampa, Texas, graduated from Pampas High School and attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Mr. Archer was self-employed, working in the lawn and landscaping profession. Involved in Pampa youth sports for many years, […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of James Wasson, Jr., former West Virginia District 6 Administrator. He was 81. A native of Hedgesville, W. Va., Mr. Wasson, was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. Professionally, he was a mechanic, employed by Corning Glass Works. In 1964, Mr. Wasson was a founding member of […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Dr. Michael K. Smith, 2008 Little League Volunteer of the Year. He was 63. Dr. Smith, a resident of Seaford, Del., volunteered in Nanticoke Little League, serving as League President and several other capacities in more than 20 years of service. Dr. Smith was a member of the […]

Little League International mourns the passing of Mary McCoy, who volunteered in Phoebus Little League (Hampton, Va.) for nearly 50 years. She was 79. Mrs. McCoy was employed by the City of Hampton for more than 20 years. She was a Phoebus Litttle League volunteer for 48 years. She is survived by her son, Philip […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Peter Vardakas, former Pennsylvania Assistant District 22 Administrator. Mr. Vardakas, a resident of Plymouth Township, Pa., was a coach, and later President of Plymouth (Pa.) Little League. He volunteered as a Pennsylvania District 22 Assistant District Administrator and an assistant tournament director for many years. In total, he […]

Little League® International honors the memory of Joe McMillan, Illinois District 10 Administrator. He was 67. Mr. McMillan served as Illinois District 10 Administrator for 27 years (1991-2018). He is predeceased by his wife, Jacqueline, and brother, Billy; and is survived by his daughters, Lindsay, Jennifer, and Leslie; and grandchildren, Anthony and Gia.  

Little League® International mourns the passing of Robert “Bob” J. Stearns, former Massachusetts District 7 Administrator. He was 83. Mr. Stearns, a native of Boston and resident of Bridgewater, Mass., was a Bridgewater Little League volunteer for more than 40 years. He served in a variety of local league roles, including League President, before his […]