Tag: Alumni

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 […]

Mike and Gretchen Piscotty Named 2019 George and Barbara Bush Little League® Parents of the Year

Character, Courage, and Loyalty. Those are the three words that have been at the heart of Little League® and continue to serve as the values of the program. For Mike Piscotty, father of Oakland Athletics’ outfielder Stephen Piscotty, and his late-wife, Gretchen, these three words have resonated throughout their household since the day Stephen and […]

University of Washington Head Softball Coach Heather Tarr to be Enshrined in the Little League® Hall of Excellence

For many children growing up, Little League® becomes the first introduction to the game of baseball and softball, and for University of Washington Head Coach Heather Tarr, spending time at the Little League field has helped lead to her to an incredible career as a collegiate player, professional player, and now a top NCAA Division […]

Daytona 500 Champion Austin Dillon to be Enshrined into Little League® Hall of Excellence

While to many it may seem like an individual sport, it takes a lot of teamwork to be a successful NASCAR driver. It’s important to work together with your pit crew and teammates in order to see success on the track. For 2018 Daytona 500 champion, Austin Dillon, that teamwork was instilled with him at […]

Looking Back at the Three Little League® Graduates with a World Series Trifecta

With the first Major League Baseball (MLB) game at the College World Series (CWS) in Omaha set to take place on June 13 between the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals, Little League® International wanted to take a look back at the three former Little Leaguers® who made history as the only graduates to play […]

Little League® Grads Shine Among Top 50 at MLB Draft

Growing up, Little Leaguers® all around the world dream of one day having their names called by the Baseball Commissioner at the MLB Draft. For 16 former Little Leaguers®, that dream came true on June 3 as they were selected among the top 50 picks in the 2019 MLB First-Year Player Draft this year in Secaucus, N.J. Below […]

Little League Softball® Alumni Take To Biggest Stage at 2019 Women’s College World Series

Nearly 30 alumni of the Little League Softball® program will be heading to USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to compete on the biggest stage of college softball at the 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s College World Series (WCWS) from May 30 to June 5. Since 1974, the Little League Softball […]

Little League® Graduates Gear Up For 2019 MLB Opening Day

This March, more than 100 Little League® graduates will step out of the dugout and take the field as Major League Baseball opens up the 2019 season. The first taste of regular-season action comes with the Japan Opening Series in Tokyo as the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics square off at the Tokyo Dome for […]

Little League® Graduates Spotlight 2019 National Baseball Hall of Fame Class

In addition to Montoursville-native and Little League® International Board of Directors member, Mike Mussina, and his fellow Little League Hall of Excellence enshrine and New York Yankees teammate, Mariano Rivera, three other Little League graduates spotlight the 2019 National Baseball Hall of Fame Class, which was officially announced on January 22. In total, five of […]

Little League® International Congratulates Hall of Excellence Enshrinee Mariano Rivera on National Baseball Hall of Fame Election

New York Yankees legendary closer and Little League® Hall of Excellence enshrinee Mariano Rivera will receive his iconic bronze plaque this summer as he has officially been named a member of the 2019 National Baseball Hall of Fame Class by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Mr. Rivera will join fellow inductees and former Little […]