Category: World Series

Inside the Rise of the Little League Softball® World Series

The Little League Softball® World Series (LLSWS) has not always been the modern-day spectacle that now takes place in Greenville, North Carolina. The largest youth softball tournament in the world came from humble beginnings, with Little League® originally launching a softball pilot program in 1974 to gauge interest from local leagues across the country. As […]

Little League® Volunteer Stadium: The Field of Opportunity

It had been nearly 65 years since the first pitch was thrown at Howard J. Lamade Stadium, christening what is now a “Field of Dreams” for countless Little Leaguers®, but when the call to “Play Ball!” was first heard on the field at Volunteer Stadium in 2001, the Little League program sounded its charge into […]

The World Series Team Hosts Become “Extended Family” for 20 Region Champions

Each year, when late summer arrives, a unique collection of dedicated Little League® volunteers arrive at Little League International with a singular charge — assure all Little League Baseball® World Series players, coaches, and managers have an unforgettable experience while in Williamsport.  This special company of people, officially known as “Team Hosts,” become the team […]

Remembering Dr. Robert Yasui: A Retrospective of Medical Support at the LLBWS

Since it first began 75 years ago, the main priority of the Little League Baseball® World Series has been the safety and well-being of its players, and one of those Diamond Legacies at the forefront of that focus has been Dr. Robert Yasui. For nearly 50 years, when first arriving in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, all players […]

Top Little Leaguers® Set to Square off at Volunteer Stadium for the 2022 T-Mobile Little League® Home Run Derby Championship

After finishing among the top four at their Region Finals in Arlington, Texas, and Seattle, Washington, the top eight baseball and softball home run hitters are ready to square off in the 2022 T-Mobile Little League® Home Run Derby Championship, set to take place in Volunteer Stadium during the Little League Baseball® World Series on […]

Little League® World Series Fan Zone to Provide Unique On-Site Experiences in 2022

With full fan attendance set to return for the 2022 Little League® Baseball and Softball World Series tournaments, Little League International is excited to announce the 2022 Little League World Series Fan Zone, along with an event app, which will provide unique experiences and opportunities to fans from all over the world both in Greenville, […]

Four Veteran Umpires Selected to Serve as Crew Chiefs for the 2022 Little League Baseball® World Series

  In an effort to provide more guidance and leadership to the 16 volunteers serving as first-time umpires at the Little League Baseball® World Series, as well as in preparation for the expansion to 20 teams and an additional day of games, Little League® International is pleased to welcome four veteran umpires to serve as […]

Two-Time MLB All-Star and 1998 LLBWS Graduate Todd Frazier to be Enshrined into Little League® Hall of Excellence

In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Little League Baseball® World Series this August, Little League® International is excited to welcome one of its most notable graduates, Todd Frazier, into the Little League Hall of Excellence. “More than 20 years since he helped lead the Toms River East Little League team to the 1998 […]

Ken Hubbs Memorial Little League Honors Baseball Legend

  For decades, Little League® has found a way to bring people together. Each summer, communities all around the world rally behind their local teams as they strive towards the dream of making it to the Little League World Series, offering support in both moments of heartbreak and triumph. But, most importantly, local leagues find […]

Emilia Romagna Little League Wins Italy’s Sixth Europe and Africa Region Championship, Will Play in the 75th LLBWS

Emilia Romagna Little League (Bologna, Italy) will compete in the 75th Anniversary of the Little League Baseball® World Series next month after defeating South Czech Republic Little League, 4-1, in the Europe and Africa Region Championship. After narrowly falling to the team from Czech Republic, 1-0, earlier in the Region Tournament, Emilia Romagna LL was […]