Tag: Alumni

Meet the African American Members of the Little League® Hall of Excellence

This February, as we celebrate Black History Month, Little League® International looks back at the 10 African-American members who have been enshrined into the Little League Hall of Excellence, the highest honor that Little League can bestow. Every member of the Hall of Excellence has helped to shape the history of the Little League program, […]

Junior League Baseball World Series Star, Patrick Mahomes, Named Super Bowl LIV MVP

Since he was a teenager, Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes has always found a way to shine on the big stage. From coming up clutch in key moments as a 14-year-old to lead Rose Capital East Little League (Tyler, Texas) to a runner-up finish at the 2010 Junior League Baseball World Series, to being […]

Derek Jeter Joins Ted Simmons as Little League® Graduates Named to 2020 National Baseball Hall of Fame Class

Two more graduates of the Little League® program will be immortalized in bronze this summer as Derek Jeter and Ted Simmons have been announced among the National Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2020. Mr. Jeter will join Larry Walker as this year’s Baseball Writers’ Association of America inductees, while Mr. Simmons joins Marvin Miller […]

Little League® Graduates Shine in 2019 MLB Postseason Awards

After another exciting Major League Baseball (MLB) season, more than 20 Little League® graduates were honored as 2019 MLB postseason award recipients. Highlighting the 2019 award recipients were a pair of 2007 Little League World Series (LLWS) graduates in Cody Bellinger (LLBWS) and Kolten Wong (SLBWS), both of which were named Gold Glove winners this […]

Little League® Graduates Take the Field for 2019 MLB Postseason

After another exciting major league season, more than 70 former Little Leaguers will be taking the field this October to compete in the 2019 MLB Playoffs. From Hall of Famers to Home Run Derby champions, hundreds of Little League grads have had great success in the Major Leagues and more than 50 of them even had […]

Krissy Wendell: From the Little League Baseball® World Series to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

When most people think about graduates of the Little League Baseball® World Series (LLBWS) who have gone on to professional sports careers, the first thing that comes to mind is typically the 50+ Major League Baseball players or even the other professional male athletes such as NASCAR’s Austin Dillon, NFL Quarterback Matt Cassel, and former […]

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 […]

Six Innings With Miami Marlins’ Outfielder Curtis Granderson

A three-time MLB All-Star, Miami Marlins’ Outfielder Curtis Granderson has had a tremendous professional baseball career these last 15 years, all of which got started on the local fields of Lynwood (Ill.) Little League in the early 90s. During Spring Training this past March, Little League® International had the opportunity to catch up with the […]

Little League® Graduates Ready to Compete at the 2019 MLB All-Star Game

More than 20 Little League® graduates will be heading to Cleveland this July to represent their teams in the 2019 MLB All-Star Game Festivities on July 7-9. From the excitement of the All-Star Futures Game on Sunday, to the T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday, and ultimately the 2019 MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, some […]

Underdogs Reunited: Trumbull (Conn.) Little League Returns to Williamsport for 30-Year Anniversary

It may have been 30 years since the team from Trumbull, Connecticut, won the 1989 Little League Baseball® World Series, but the legacy of that small-town team has continued to resonate throughout the community year after year. This year, in celebration of their 30th anniversary, members of that 1989 Trumbull (Conn.) National Little League team […]