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Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® World Series to Expand in 2021

Little League® International mourns the passing of David Hinaman, a player on the 1939 Jumbo Pretzel team during the first season of Little League® in Williamsport, Pa. He was 94. Born in Mansfield, Pa., and a resident of Newville, Pa., at the time of his death, Mr. Hinaman was raised in Williamsport, Pa., He was […]

Little League® International remembers former Junior League Baseball World Series Champion Chace Numata from Hawaii’s Pearl City Little League. He was 27. “It is a sad time for all who knew Chace, yet his memory lives on through those who knew him best: his family and friends,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and […]

Remembering Number 11: Michael Cammarata

On Sept. 11, 2001, at 8:54 a.m. from the firehouse on East Second Street in Alphabet City, Ladder Company 11, a phone call was made to the Cammarata family from their youngest son Michael. He left a message on his father’s voicemail stating: “I am going to the World Trade Center, a plane just hit […]

Little League® International remembers Al Haynes, a Little League West Region volunteer and umpire for 30 years, who officiated games in the 1978 Little League® Baseball World Series in Williamsport, Pa. He was 87. Mr. Haynes, a native of Paris, Texas, and resident of Seattle at the time of his death, was thrust into the […]

Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® World Series to Expand in 2021

Projected expansion to provide more teams the opportunity to experience the World Series each summer with facility enhancements.   To provide the World Series experience to more children around the world, the Little League® International Board of Directors has approved expanding the number of teams at the Little League Baseball® World Series to 20 and […]

Little League Softball® Alumna Rachel Garcia Wins 2019 Honda Cup

Rachel Garcia is no stranger to winning awards. This year alone, the former Little Leaguer®  has received various honors after leading UCLA to victory in the Women’s College World Series. Just one week after their victory, Ms. Garcia accepted yet another award as she was presented with the 2019 Honda Cup and named the Collegiate […]

Going Global: Little League® Baseball Camp Welcomes Several International Little Leaguers®

By Ethan Roy Few sports can claim to have the international prominence of baseball. From Canada to India to South Korea, and everywhere in between, the sport boasts a global influence and connects the world with the common language of baseball. For many, the introduction to that language comes in Little League®. Each summer, more […]

The 19 Girls Who Have Made Little League Baseball® World Series History

In 1974, the Little League® Federal Charter was amended; allowing girls to play Little League Baseball® and the Little League Softball® program was created. Since then, millions of Girls with Game from around the world have gotten their start on Little League diamond. Of those millions, there are 19 that have played in the Little […]

Little League® to Welcome Red Sox, Orioles to Williamsport for 2020 “MLB Little League Classic Presented by GEICO”

The Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles will play in the fourth iteration of the “MLB Little League Classic presented by GEICO” in 2020, as announced by Major League Baseball (MLB), the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) and Little League International on Wednesday, August 7. The game, which will take place on Sunday, August […]

One Year Later: Looking Back at Ohio’s First World Series Championship

In 2018, the Wheelersburg Little League Softball team made history as the first team from Ohio, girls or boys, to win a Little League World Series title. One year later, the impact of that historic run continues to be felt by Dusty Salyers, the team’s manager for both the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Mr. Salyers […]