Tag: 2017

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred Enters the Little League® Hall of Excellence

Commissioner Manfred (left) receives Hall of Excellence Award from Little League International Board of Directors Chairman Hugh E. Tanner. Little League® Baseball and Softball is proud to announce that Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr., has officially been enshrined into the Little League Hall of Excellence in honor of his dedication to the growth of youth baseball and […]

Little League® International Remembers Former Little League® International Employee Jerry Hughes

Little League® International mourns the passing of Jerry Hughes, a former employee of Little League International. He was 91. Mr. Hughes, a native of Grayling, Mich., moved to South Williamsport, Pa., as a child and was a 1947 graduate of South Williamsport High School. He joined the Little League Baseball and Softball Marketing Department in […]

USABat Kit Grants Available for Leagues in Need

Bat Grant Update: The application period for the USABat Kit Grants from Little League International has closed. ALL LEAGUES which have applied for a Bat Grant will be notified via email by mid-February. Leagues and families are encouraged to visit USA Baseball’s website for information on the USABat Standard and list of approved bats. Individual families are […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Mike DeBone, former California District 45 Administrator. He was 86. Mr. DeBone first volunteered with San Lorenzo National Little League, serving for 25 years, including 16 years as League President and three as the league’s Player Agent. Continuing his volunteer commitment to the Little League program, Mr. DeBone […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Val Domingue, Louisiana District 1 Administrator. He was 76. Mr. Domingue, a native of Lafayette, La., was a founding member of the Lafayette Little League program beginning in 1989, and served in a variety of volunteer roles prior to his election as Louisiana District 1 Administrator in 1997. […]

ESPN Talent to Serve as Special Guests at Little League® International Congress in New Orleans January 19-22, 2018

Karl Ravech, Jessica Mendoza, and Kyle Peterson will join Little League’s highest-level volunteers during the quadrennial event. Following another exciting year covering the Little League Baseball® World Series, ESPN hosts Karl Ravech, Jessica Mendoza, and Kyle Peterson will join volunteers from around the world at the 27th Little League® International Congress in New Orleans on January 19-22, 2018. “The Little […]

Little League® Announces Kimber Nelson as New Senior League Baseball World Series Director

Former director Jon Humphrey will continue to serve as an advisor for the Senior League Baseball World Series Tournament Committee. Little League® International has officially announced that Kimber Nelson has accepted the appointment to become the new Senior League Baseball World Series Tournament Director in Easley, S.C. The current director, Jon Humphrey, has made the decision […]

Five Minutes with Gerry Davis

MLB umpire Gerry Davis calls another World Series, this time a Little League World Series. In 2017, MLB veteran umpire Gerry Davis had the unique opportunity to serve as an umpire for two World Series, the Major League Baseball World Series and the Little League Baseball World Series. Following his trip to Williamsport, Mr. Davis also […]

Little League® Graduates Shine in MLB Postseason Awards

Little League superstars Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger sweep 2017 Rookie of the Year honors. With the memorable 2017 Major League Baseball (MLB) season officially over, here’s how some notable graduates of Little League® did this past season. Below are the 16 confirmed Little League graduates who took home the 2017 MLB Awards. NOTE: If you […]

Holiday Activities Set for the World of Little League® Museum

Free admission, Santa Claus visit, Toys for Tots donations, and holiday souvenirs highlight holiday specials Holiday activities are in the air at the World of Little League® Museum and Official Store, 525 U.S. 15 (Montgomery Pike). Over the course of the next month, Santa Claus will be making a visit, new toys are being collected for the […]