Category: News

Dugout Earns Second-Straight Mascot Hall of Fame Award for Greatest Community Impact

For a second year in a row, Dugout, the official mascot of Little League® Baseball and Softball, has been named the winner of the 2023 Mascot Hall of Fame Award for corporate mascot with the greatest community impact.  At the 2023 Little League Baseball® World Series, Presented by T-Mobile, Dugout helped welcome players and coaches […]

2007 Little League® Hall of Excellence Enshrinee Dusty Baker announces retirement as MLB Manager

After 26 seasons as a Major League Baseball Manager, Little League® Hall of Excellence enshrinee Dusty Baker has announced his retirement. A graduate of Riverside (Calif.) Little League, Mr. Baker was inducted into the Little League Hall of Excellence in 2007. After his time on the Little League field, Mr. Baker spent 19 years playing […]

Important Updates to Little League’s Child Protection Program

Little League® is for everyone, and all children and families should be able to fully enjoy their Little League experience on and off the field. To help bring that fun, community-based opportunity to children, it is paramount that we keep the safety and well-being of our Little Leaguers® at the forefront of all that we […]

Little League® International Receives a 2023 Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy for Best Short Form Content in Sports

  Little League® International has earned its first-ever Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy Award, as presented by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, for its video titled “LLWS: Josiah Porter”. The video production won in the category Sports – Short Form Content (Single Story). Also nominated in this category were videos […]

New Exhibits Highlighting AU Softball, Tom Seaver Now Available in the World of Little League® Museum

Continuing to celebrate the wins and experiences of Little League® graduates, the World of Little League® Museum has officially opened two new exhibits: the Athletes Unlimited Pro Games Exhibit and the Tom Seaver Little League Legacy Exhibit.   The Athletes Unlimited Pro Games Exhibit   Highlighting the impact of the Athletes Unlimited (AU) and Little League partnership, […]

World of Little League® Museum Earns Four Honors at the 2023 ISHY Awards

The World of Little League® Museum has taken home a program-record four ISHY Awards this year, as presented by the International Sports Heritage Association (ISHA), for its creative content and exhibits celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Little League Baseball® World Series (LLBWS).  “It is a thrill for our organization to win four ISHY Awards […]

Gerry Davis Joins Little League® Team as Senior Umpire Consultant

With a continued focus on improving the education and experience for its umpires volunteering their services, Little League® Baseball and Softball is pleased to announce the addition of MLB Veteran Umpire Gerry Davis as its new Senior Umpire Consultant. “On behalf of the hundreds of thousands of umpires that dedicate and volunteer their time to […]

Free Rulebook App, Tournament Mandatory Play Highlight Updates and Rule Changes for 2023 Little League® Season

As the 2022 calendar year comes to a close, Little League® International has announced the updates and changes to its Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Operating Policies for the 2023 season. These changes were reviewed by the Little League International Board of Directors at its annual meeting on Friday, November 11, 2022, hosted by Major […]

Remembering the U.S. Presidents Who Have Visited the Little League Baseball® World Series Over the Years

Throughout the more than seven decades in the history of the Little League Baseball® World Series, countless notable guests from professional athletes to accomplished entertainers have visited Williamsport for the iconic event. Since 1980, among those guests have also included world leaders, including the highest position held in the United States of America. Here are […]

Local Little League® Programs Can Request Playing Equipment During The Players Alliance “Pull Up Neighbor” Tour

Throughout December 2020, and January 2021, several U.S. cities will welcome the “Pull Up Neighbor” Tour supported by The Players Alliance (TPA). As part of this initiative to provide aid to Black communities, local Little League teams or players in need of playing equipment may contact TPA and submit requests. The Players Alliance is a […]