Tag: 2022

Meet the 12 Teams at the 2022 Little League Softball® World Series

With Greenville, North Carolina, hosting the Little League Softball® World Series (LLSWS) for the second consecutive year on August 9-15, it’s time to get to know the 12 teams that will play in the brand-new expanded bracket this year. For the first-time starting in 2022, the LLSWS will expand by two teams and feature eight […]

Inside the Rise of the Little League Softball® World Series

The Little League Softball® World Series (LLSWS) has not always been the modern-day spectacle that now takes place in Greenville, North Carolina. The largest youth softball tournament in the world came from humble beginnings, with Little League® originally launching a softball pilot program in 1974 to gauge interest from local leagues across the country. As […]

And Then There Were Two …

The team from Waco, Texas was the only undefeated team in the 2022 Little League Senior Softball World Series when they started play on Saturday morning. First, they had to win their elimination round game, then the semi-final. 12 hours later, they were still undefeated and heading into the World Series Championship Game with a […]

Little League® Launches Campaign to Address Adult Behavior in Youth Sports

Win or lose. We just want to play. According to the Aspen Institute Project Play, the average child spends less than three years playing a sport, quitting by age 11, most often because the sport just isn’t fun anymore. As the Little League Region and World Series Tournaments come into full swing, Little League and […]

Little League® Volunteer Stadium: The Field of Opportunity

It had been nearly 65 years since the first pitch was thrown at Howard J. Lamade Stadium, christening what is now a “Field of Dreams” for countless Little Leaguers®, but when the call to “Play Ball!” was first heard on the field at Volunteer Stadium in 2001, the Little League program sounded its charge into […]

The World Series Team Hosts Become “Extended Family” for 20 Region Champions

Each year, when late summer arrives, a unique collection of dedicated Little League® volunteers arrive at Little League International with a singular charge — assure all Little League Baseball® World Series players, coaches, and managers have an unforgettable experience while in Williamsport.  This special company of people, officially known as “Team Hosts,” become the team […]

Remembering Dr. Robert Yasui: A Retrospective of Medical Support at the LLBWS

Since it first began 75 years ago, the main priority of the Little League Baseball® World Series has been the safety and well-being of its players, and one of those Diamond Legacies at the forefront of that focus has been Dr. Robert Yasui. For nearly 50 years, when first arriving in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, all players […]

Little League® International Mourns the Loss of Legendary Broadcaster Vin Scully

Little League® International joins the baseball community in mourning the loss of legendary broadcaster, Vin Scully, who passed away on August 2, 2022, at 94 years old. “On behalf of baseball fans everywhere, and all of us at Little League International, we are heartbroken to hear about the loss of our dear friend, Vin Scully,” […]

Sprouted from Little League®, Lilies Grow on Baseball Diamonds in Connecticut

Baseball has largely been a male-dominated sport since its creation in 1876, but in 1984, Victoria Roche threw society’s gender norms a curveball by becoming the first girl to play in the Little League Baseball® World Series (LLBWS). While not the first girl to play baseball in the Little League® program, Ms. Roche’s appearance on the […]

Top Little Leaguers® Set to Square off at Volunteer Stadium for the 2022 T-Mobile Little League® Home Run Derby Championship

After finishing among the top four at their Region Finals in Arlington, Texas, and Seattle, Washington, the top eight baseball and softball home run hitters are ready to square off in the 2022 T-Mobile Little League® Home Run Derby Championship, set to take place in Volunteer Stadium during the Little League Baseball® World Series on […]