Category: World Series

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 […]

Growing the Game of Baseball Throughout Europe and Africa Region

Soccer. Basketball. Hockey. Cricket. These might all be sports easily identified as popular in Europe, but the players from the 16 teams who competed in the 2018 Little League Baseball® Europe and Africa Region Tournament in Kutno, Poland, may disagree. With the rapid development of baseball in Europe over the last few years, Little League […]

A Season to Remember: Mamie Johnson Little League

Mamie Johnson Little League made headlines last year after becoming the first predominantly African-American team to win the Washington D.C., Little League Championship, defeating the Capitol Hill Little League, 14-7. While that championship win was certainly impressive, and made news across the United States, it was the impact the league had on others throughout their […]

Underdogs Reunited: Trumbull (Conn.) Little League Returns to Williamsport for 30-Year Anniversary

It may have been 30 years since the team from Trumbull, Connecticut, won the 1989 Little League Baseball® World Series, but the legacy of that small-town team has continued to resonate throughout the community year after year. This year, in celebration of their 30th anniversary, members of that 1989 Trumbull (Conn.) National Little League team […]

Last Hometown Team Returns to Williamsport for 50th Anniversary

In 1969, Newberry Little League made headlines as the only team from Williamsport, to date, since 1948, to play in the Little League Baseball® World Series. Now, 50 years later, the team is set to return to South Williamsport for a reunion during the 2019 World Series to celebrate their achievement. In the late 1960s, […]

MLB and Little League International Launch Ticket Sweepstakes for the 2019 MLB Little League Classic Presented by Geico

As a demonstration of a shared commitment to engaging the host community of the 2019 MLB Little League Classic presented by GEICO, Major League Baseball and Little League International today announced a ticket lottery for the upcoming special event featuring the Chicago Cubs vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, August 18th at Historic Bowman Field […]

Mike and Gretchen Piscotty Named 2019 George and Barbara Bush Little League® Parents of the Year

Character, Courage, and Loyalty. Those are the three words that have been at the heart of Little League® and continue to serve as the values of the program. For Mike Piscotty, father of Oakland Athletics’ outfielder Stephen Piscotty, and his late-wife, Gretchen, these three words have resonated throughout their household since the day Stephen and […]

University of Washington Head Softball Coach Heather Tarr to be Enshrined in the Little League® Hall of Excellence

For many children growing up, Little League® becomes the first introduction to the game of baseball and softball, and for University of Washington Head Coach Heather Tarr, spending time at the Little League field has helped lead to her to an incredible career as a collegiate player, professional player, and now a top NCAA Division […]

Daytona 500 Champion Austin Dillon to be Enshrined into Little League® Hall of Excellence

While to many it may seem like an individual sport, it takes a lot of teamwork to be a successful NASCAR driver. It’s important to work together with your pit crew and teammates in order to see success on the track. For 2018 Daytona 500 champion, Austin Dillon, that teamwork was instilled with him at […]

adidas and Little League® Unveil Uniforms for the 2019 Little League Baseball & Softball World Series Tournaments

Little League® Baseball and Softball and adidas today unveiled the uniforms for the 2019 Little League World Series (LLWS) tournaments, which will make their on-field debut at the start of the Senior League Baseball World Series in Easley, S.C., on July 27. To tell the story behind the LLWS experience, adidas teamed up with Little […]