MLB™ Little League® Classic Named Sports Business Journal’s Best Original Sports Event of the Decade

Following its third successful year in Williamsport, the MLB Little League Classic has been named the “Best Original Sports Event of the Decade” by Sports Business Journal as part of their Decade Awards program.

“Since its launch in 2017, the MLB Little League Classic has become one of the most memorable events in sports, and we are honored to be a part of this great partnership,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO. “On behalf of Little League International, and all of our dedicated volunteers and participants, we are thankful to Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players’ Association, the Williamsport Crosscutters, ESPN, the City of Williamsport, the Borough of South Williamsport, and everyone else who has played a role in bringing this incredible event to Williamsport each year. The last three years have truly been memorable, and we are looking forward to welcoming the Red Sox and Orioles to Williamsport this August for the fourth year of this iconic event.”

Since the inaugural event between the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals in 2017, the MLB Little League Classic has continued to bring unique experiences and opportunities to everyone who gets to be a part of the day’s festivities, from those watching at home to the hundreds of kids who get to be a part of the game that evening.

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From sharing snow cones with Tommy Pham and pitching tips with Jake Arrieta in the stands to watching Joe Maddon and Anthony Rizzo slide down the iconic Lamade Stadium hillside, the MLB Little League Classic is an event that brings the joy of Little League to everyone involved, no matter what their age.

With three years of the event already in the record books, Little League and Major League Baseball are looking forward to the 2020 MLB Little League Classic between the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, August 23.