Category: In Memoriam

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 […]

Little League® International remembers former Junior League Baseball World Series Champion Chace Numata from Hawaii’s Pearl City Little League. He was 27. “It is a sad time for all who knew Chace, yet his memory lives on through those who knew him best: his family and friends,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and […]

Little League® International remembers Al Haynes, a Little League West Region volunteer and umpire for 30 years, who officiated games in the 1978 Little League® Baseball World Series in Williamsport, Pa. He was 87. Mr. Haynes, a native of Paris, Texas, and resident of Seattle at the time of his death, was thrust into the […]

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 […]