Category: In Memoriam

Little League® International mourns the passing of Reuben B. Hill, former Florida District 7 Administrator and a past member of the Little League International Board of Directors. He was 87. Mr. Hill, a resident of Palm Beach, Florida, was employed by the Pratt and Whitney Aerospace Company for 38 years. Highlighting his volunteer service to […]

Little League® International remembers long-time Little League Baseball® World Series team host Michael “Mick” Cioffi. He was 68. Mr. Cioffi, a native of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, volunteered 43 years as an “uncle” for the Little League teams that reached the Little League Baseball World Series played each August in Williamsport. He also spent many years as […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Marie Quade, the wife of former Assistant Central Region Director Jack Quade. She was 97. Mrs. Quade was a longtime resident of Gary, Indiana, and along with her husband, volunteered many years of service to the Little League program. Prior to his role at the Central Region, Mr. […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Bob Fogle, former California District 54 Administrator and a past member of the Little League International Advisory Board. He was 79. Mr. Fogle, a U.S. Army veteran (1960-62) began his volunteer service to Little League in 1968. Serving as an umpire, coach, and league official, Mr. Fogel’s time […]

Little League® International Pays Its Respects to Major League Baseball Icon Tommy Lasorda

Little League® International remembers the life and legacy of Tommy Lasorda, the incomparable former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was 93. Mr. Lasorda spent 67 years in the Dodgers organization as a player, coach, and manager. He was a tireless and charismatic ambassador for the sport of baseball, and on different occasions participated […]

Little League® International remembers former Illinois District 2 Administrator David Lohr. He was 82. Mr. Lohr, a native of Alton, Illinois, served as Illinois District 2 Administrator from 1994 to 2011 during his 40 years of volunteer service to Little League. A long-time advocate of Little League Softball® and the Little League Challenger Division®, he […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Daniel Cavallo, Jr., New York Assistant District 8 Administrator. He was 57. Mr. Cavallo, a resident of East Syracuse, N.Y., served as New York Assistant District 8 Administrator for several years. He is the son of Danny Cavallo, Sr., who has been the New York District 8 Administrator […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Kevin Whitaker, a longtime volunteer umpire who was the home plate umpire in the 2016 Little League Baseball® Southwest Region championship Game and officiated in the 2019 LLB® Southwest Region Tournament. He was 51. Mr. Whitaker, a native of Beaumont, Texas, graduated from Vidor (Texas) High School and […]

Little League® International remembers Henry Boutilier, Manager of the Glace Bay Little League teams that represented the Canada Region in the 1987, ‘88, ‘91, ‘94, and 2003 Little League Baseball® World Series (LLBWS). He was 67. Mr. Boutilier, a native of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, was a Little League volunteer for more than four decades. […]

Little League® International remembers Michigan District 15 Administrator Joanne Willson. She was 74. Mrs. Willson, a native of Toledo, Ohio, and longtime resident of Portage, Michigan, was elected as Michigan District 15 Administrator in 2014. She began her volunteer service to Little League in West Portage Little League. For more than 30 years, she dedicated […]