Category: In Memoriam

Little League® International mourns the passing of Andrew LaTurner, a longtime Little League Central Region volunteer and umpire, who officiated games in the 2014 Little League Baseball® Intermediate 50/70 World Series in Livermore, California. He was 48. Mr. LaTurner, a resident of Garrett, Indiana, served as the Umpire-In-Chief for Parchment (Michigan) Little League and was […]

Little League® International remembers Eduard Rapuano, Sr., a Little League East Region volunteer and umpire for 50 years, who officiated games in the 1990 Little League Baseball® World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He was 83. In 1988 and 1989, Mr. Rapuano umpired in the Senior League Baseball World Series played in Kalamazoo, Michigan. One year […]

Little League® International remembers long-time Little League Baseball® World Series team host John Eastlake. He was 79. Mr. Eastlake, a native of Greenville, Pennsylvania, and resident of South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, volunteered 21 years as an “uncle” for the Little League teams that reached the Little League Baseball World Series played each August in Williamsport, Pa. […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Donald Jordan, former New York District 2 Administrator. He was 72. Mr. Jordan, a native of Olean, N.Y., resided in Portville, N.Y., at the time of death. A 1966 graduate of Portville Central High School and Jamestown Community College (JCC) in Olean, Mr. Jordan put his JCC Business […]

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 […]