Category: World Series

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 […]

Little League® International Mourns the Passing of Michael Shull, Manager of the 2009 Little League Baseball® Southwestern Region Champions

Little League® International remembers Michael Shull, Manager of the McAlister Park American Little League team from San Antonio that represented the Southwestern Region in the 2009 Little League Baseball® World Series. He was 56. Mr. Shull managed San Antonio’s first team to the Little League Baseball World Series, where it finished with a 4-2 record. […]

Little League® Cancels 2020 World Series and Region Tournaments

Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Little League International has made the difficult and disappointing decision to cancel its World Series and Region Tournaments for first time in organization history; commits approximately $1.2 million in support to local leagues 2020 MLB Little League Classic Presented by GEICO Also Canceled; Event Will Return […]

Update: Teams from Ohio, California to Participate in the 2020 Little League Challenger Division® Exhibition Game

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Little League International, under the direction of its Board of Directors, made the difficult decision to cancel the Little League World Series and Region Tournaments at all divisions for the 2020 season. Based on that decision, Mason (Ohio) Youth Organization Little League and Cambrian Park Little League (San Jose, […]

Greenville, North Carolina, Selected as New Home of the Little League Softball® World Series

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Little League International, under the direction of its Board of Directors, made the difficult decision to cancel the Little League World Series and Region Tournaments at all divisions for the 2020 season. More information can be found at LittleLeague.org/Coronavirus. Following a thorough search and evaluation conducted by members of […]

Update: Volunteer Umpires Announced for 2020 Little League® World Series Events

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Little League International, under the direction of its Board of Directors, made the difficult decision to cancel the Little League World Series and Region Tournaments at all divisions for the 2020 season. Those dedicated volunteer umpires who have been selected to participate in the 2020 Region tournaments and World […]