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Little League® International Pays Its Respects to Major League Baseball Icon Tommy Lasorda

Little League® International remembers the life and legacy of Tommy Lasorda, the incomparable former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was 93. Mr. Lasorda spent 67 years in the Dodgers organization as a player, coach, and manager. He was a tireless and charismatic ambassador for the sport of baseball, and on different occasions participated […]

Little League® International remembers former Illinois District 2 Administrator David Lohr. He was 82. Mr. Lohr, a native of Alton, Illinois, served as Illinois District 2 Administrator from 1994 to 2011 during his 40 years of volunteer service to Little League. A long-time advocate of Little League Softball® and the Little League Challenger Division®, he […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Daniel Cavallo, Jr., New York Assistant District 8 Administrator. He was 57. Mr. Cavallo, a resident of East Syracuse, N.Y., served as New York Assistant District 8 Administrator for several years. He is the son of Danny Cavallo, Sr., who has been the New York District 8 Administrator […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Kevin Whitaker, a longtime volunteer umpire who was the home plate umpire in the 2016 Little League Baseball® Southwest Region championship Game and officiated in the 2019 LLB® Southwest Region Tournament. He was 51. Mr. Whitaker, a native of Beaumont, Texas, graduated from Vidor (Texas) High School and […]

Little League® International remembers Henry Boutilier, Manager of the Glace Bay Little League teams that represented the Canada Region in the 1987, ‘88, ‘91, ‘94, and 2003 Little League Baseball® World Series (LLBWS). He was 67. Mr. Boutilier, a native of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, was a Little League volunteer for more than four decades. […]

Little League® International remembers Michigan District 15 Administrator Joanne Willson. She was 74. Mrs. Willson, a native of Toledo, Ohio, and longtime resident of Portage, Michigan, was elected as Michigan District 15 Administrator in 2014. She began her volunteer service to Little League in West Portage Little League. For more than 30 years, she dedicated […]

Little League® International Restructures Operations Department to Strategically Support Volunteers and Communities

Nina Johnson-Pitt named Senior Strategy Executive, Dan Velte Named Senior Operations Executive In November 2020, the Little League® International Board of Directors began implementing a plan to evaluate and strengthen the organizational structure of Little League International, with the appointment of Patrick W. Wilson as Chief Operating Officer. To continue these efforts, a new operational […]

Little League® Grads Earn 2020 MLB Awards

While the 2020 MLB season was far from ordinary, the one thing that remained consistent was the amount of Little League® graduates who earned awards for their achievements on and off the field. Topping the list of former Little Leaguers® to earn awards was Atlanta Braves’ first baseman, Freddie Freeman, who took home five honors […]

Former Little Leaguers® Mahomes, Stewart Earn Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Honors

After a year filled with their much-needed leadership, activism, and optimism, two former Little Leaguers®, Patrick Mahomes and Breanna Stewart, were honored this December with two of the five Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year honors, joining Lebron James, Naomi Osaka, and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. The theme of the 2020 magazine issue was “The Activist Athlete.” […]

T-Mobile Little League® Home Run Derby Champions to be Revealed During Virtual Awards Show on December 9

Top Little Leaguers® to be honored on T-Mobile’s Beyond the Bases Series Featuring Two-Time Olympic Medalist, Jennie Finch, and Yankees First Baseman, Luke Voit. After a season-long competition, the official winners of the 2020 T-Mobile Little League® Home Run Derby will be revealed on Wednesday, December 9 at 7 p.m. ET, during a virtual awards […]