Category: World Series

International Rotation Set for 2022 Little League Baseball® World Series Expansion Teams; Dates Announced for 2023 LLWS Events

During the annual fall meeting of the Little League® International Board of Directors, the first two international expansion teams who will earn direct entry to the 2022 Little League Baseball® World Series (LLBWS) were announced, and the official dates for the 2023 Little League World Series (LLWS) were established. 2022 International Expansion Team Rotation Announced […]

Little League® International remembers long-time Little League Baseball® World Series team host Charles Snyder, Sr. He was 73. Mr. Snyder, a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and resident of Pennsdale, 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 Dennis Logan, Little League Baseball® World Series team host. He was 65. Mr. Logan, a native of Williamsport, Pa., volunteered 18 years as an “uncle” for the Little League teams that reached the Little League Baseball World Series played each August in Williamsport. A 1972 graduate of Williamsport […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Little League Baseball® World Series stadium ushers John Miller, Sr.; Roan Confer, Sr.; Chuck Lengle, and Mel Durrwachter, Sr. These four individuals combined for several decades of service to fans and spectators attending Little League Baseball World Series games at Howard J. Lamade and Little League Volunteer Stadiums […]

By Luke Ramirez: Living the Little League® Dream Is a Dream of a Lifetime

Written by Luke Ramirez, Member of the 2009 Little League Baseball World Series Championship Team from Chula Vista, California COVID-19 has taken so much from so many, and while it is important to keep the big picture of the effects from this global pandemic in mind, the impact it has had on sports is glaring. […]

Little League® World Series Expansion Postponed Until 2022

Due to the ongoing impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic, that included the cancellation of the 2020 Little League® World Series and Regional Tournaments, the Little League International Board of Directors will postpone the expansion of the Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® World Series until 2022. The decision allows the organization, and its local […]

By Kelly Dine: The Biggest Little League® Stage Is Lit Up by Joy, Smiles, and Fun

Written By 2019 Little League Baseball® World Series Umpire Kelly Elliott Dine Kelly Elliott Dine, a resident of Hudson, Ohio, has been a Little League® volunteer umpire for more than 10 years. She is the sixth woman to umpire in the 73-year history of the Little League Baseball® World Series, and the second to serve […]

By Dave Belisle: Little League® Brings the Joy Out of Our Young People

David Belisle has the rare distinction of twice managing teams to the Little League Baseball® World Series. In 2011, and again in 2014, he guided Cumberland (R.I.) American Little League to Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Just after his team lost the final game of the 2014 World Series, and unaware to him at the time, Mr. Belisle […]

Little League® Multi-Platform Rights Extension with ESPN

As we reflect on what would have been the 2020 Little League® World Series, Little League International looks forward to the next chapter of its story with the announcement of an extended partnership with ESPN, featuring an eight-year multi-platform rights extension that will be effective from 2023 through 2030. The first year of this new […]

Reflecting on the Little League Baseball® World Series with Stephen D. Keener

As I celebrate my 40th year with Little League®, it’s tough to narrow down one single memory that sticks out the most from the Little League Baseball® World Series, but that’s what makes the event so special and unique. Every year, every team, every player brings its own story and each World Series brings its […]