New for 2022, Little League® International has established a unique, unified patch that reflects all levels of the program. Inspired by the new Little League emblem that debuted as part of Little League’s new look, logo, and mission brand relaunch on June 6, 2020, the new patch is now available for leagues and parents to purchase at ShopLittleLeague.org.
“The Little League Official Uniform Patch is the only recognized identification which sets a Little League participant apart from all other children who play baseball or softball,” said Liz DiLullo Brown, Little League Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “Little League continues to be a place where all children and volunteers are welcome, and now, under one unified Little League patch, all divisions of Little League can be jointly represented as One Team. One Little League.”
Available for all leagues to wear starting with the 2022 season, the new patch made first appeared as part of the official uniforms at the 2021 Little League Baseball and Softball World Series.
Along with the new patch, Little League is also offering leagues and volunteers the opportunity purchase accompanying “Rocker Patches” to provide a distinguishing mark of the different roles and divisions of play as a compliment to be worn above the unified patch.
The new patch is available for purchase at ShopLittleLeague.org for $2.25 each, with rocker patches available for $1.00. In addition, there will be the option of bundling a rocker patch and new emblem patch together for $3 (savings of 25 cents per bundle). While leagues are encouraged to transition to the new, unified emblem patch for the 2022 season, they may continue to utilize those patches they already have in stock.
Along with representing Little League’s modernized look, the new patch also provides local leagues with increased flexibility for ordering and distributing to its participants as it may be used across every level of the program, eliminating the worry of division-specific patches going unused each year.
About the New Little League® Patch
Inspired by Carl Stotz’s original keystone sketch, and reflective of Little League’s new emblem, the new patch is a modern interpretation of the heritage of Little League that unifies the entirety of the Little League program as a part of One Team. One Little League. In addition to including Little League’s iconic blue, red, and white colors, the new emblem patch also includes the red arc that has been a part of all Little League patches since the 1940s and reflects the scoreboard that was used at Original Field, home to the first 12 Little League Baseball® World Series tournaments. More information on the Little League Patch, including instructions on how to apply it to a uniform and a list of Frequently Asked Questions, can be found at LittleLeague.org/Patch.