Category: In Memoriam

Little League® International mourns the passing of William Piszek, a founding Board Member of Pitch In for Baseball and Softball, longtime supporter of Little League International, and Co-Chairman of the Copernicus Society of America. He was 63. Mr. Piszek, a native of Philadelphia, and resident of Lower Gwynedd at the time of his passing, was […]

Little League® Mourns the Loss of Anthony Varvaro, League President, MLB Player, and Port Authority Police Officer

Little League® International joins in the mourning of Anthony Varvaro, a 37-year-old father of four who was fatally struck on his way to work by a motorist driving the wrong way on the New Jersey Turnpike on Sunday, September 11, 2022. A native of Staten Island, and former baseball player at St. John’s University, Mr. […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Charles Roberts, former Pennsylvania District 24 Administrator. He was 90. Mr. Roberts, a native of Minersville, Pennsylvania, attended Minersville High School, graduating in 1950. He served in the United States Army and was a Korean War veteran (1953-54). Professionally, Mr. Roberts was employed as the Shipping Manager for […]

Little League® International Mourns the Loss of Legendary Broadcaster Vin Scully

Little League® International joins the baseball community in mourning the loss of legendary broadcaster, Vin Scully, who passed away on August 2, 2022, at 94 years old. “On behalf of baseball fans everywhere, and all of us at Little League International, we are heartbroken to hear about the loss of our dear friend, Vin Scully,” […]

Little League® International honors the memory of Louis “Butch” Faber, former Wisconsin District 6 Administrator. He was 75. Mr. Faber, a native of Kenosha, Wisconsin, began his service to the Little League program with Lakeland Little League. After seven years of local league service, Mr. Faber was elected as Wisconsin District 6 Administrator. He served […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Grayson Little, North Carolina District 3 Administrator. He was 64. Mr. Little, a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, was a student at Harding High School and Myers Park High School, graduating in 1976. He attended Garner Webb University, graduating in 1980, with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in […]

Little League® International remembers Little League Baseball® World Series team host Stan Helt, Sr. He was 81. Mr. Helt, a life-long resident of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, volunteered 16 years as a team host for the Little League teams that reached the Little League Baseball World Series played each August in Williamsport. A supervisor with the Williamsport […]

Little League® International Mourns the Loss of Innocent Lives, Including Little Leaguers®, in Uvalde, Texas

Little League® International joins the world in mourning the innocent lives lost in the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24. The horrific tragedy claimed so many lives, many of whom were also members of the Little League family, largely in the Uvalde Little League. “As a Texan, father, and former local […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Roger Henderson, Sr., former West Virginia District 4 Administrator and one-time member of the Little League International Board of Directors. He was 81. Mr. Henderson of Eccles, West Virginia, spent decades contributing to Little League, volunteering at the local, district, state, and international levels of the program. During […]

Little League® International Mourns the Passing of Former Eastlake Little Leaguer® Micah Pietila-Wiggs

Little League® International remembers former 2013 Little League Baseball® World Series United States Champion Micah Pietila-Wiggs from California’s East Lake Little League. He was 21. Most notably known for his long and flowing hair at the time, Micah was a member of the Eastlake Little League team that represented the West Region in the 2013 […]