Tag: Alumni

Six Innings with Kelsie Whitmore, the First Female to Play Professional Baseball in The Atlantic League

During Opening Day of the 2022 Atlantic League season, the Staten Island FerryHawks were down 5-3 to the Charleston Dirty Birds in the 9th inning. With a late-inning rally underway, Kelsie Whitmore entered the game for the FerryHawks as a pinch-runner. As she took her spot on first base, fans from both teams erupted into […]

Six Innings with Caroline Marks, Olympic Surfer and 2023 World Surf League Women’s Tour Champion

Barrel racing on horseback, soccer, softball, tennis, golf, and surfing – all sports that Caroline Marks, now a professional surfer, competed in as a young female athlete. A graduate of South Beaches (Fla.) Little League and the third oldest of six children, Ms. Marks spent her childhood like many other kids within the Little League […]

Six Innings with Olivia Pichardo, the First NCAA Division I Baseball Girl with Game

When Olivia Pichardo stepped onto her first Little League Baseball® field at six years old, she went out there to have fun, but little did she know that she would grow up to become the first female to play on an NCAA Division I baseball team. She didn’t anticipate that she would one day lace […]

Two Little League® Graduates Named to 2024 National Baseball Hall of Fame Class

The Baseball Hall of Fame will have two former Little Leaguers® earning their plaques in Cooperstown this July. Todd Helton, a graduate of Farragut Little League (Knoxville, Tenn.), and Joe Mauer, a graduate of Highland Parks Little League (St. Louis, Minn.), will earn the honor and be inducted as members of the Class of 2024.   […]

Little League® Graduates Celebrated in 2023 MLB Postseason Awards

Little League® alumni were in the spotlight during the 2023 MLB Postseason with more than 55 graduates playing in the 2023 MLB World Series and a group of graduates receiving postseason awards for their individual fielding and offensive performances.   A graduate of Mizusawa Little League in Japan, Shohei Ohtani finished out the season with […]

2007 Little League® Hall of Excellence Enshrinee Dusty Baker announces retirement as MLB Manager

After 26 seasons as a Major League Baseball Manager, Little League® Hall of Excellence enshrinee Dusty Baker has announced his retirement. A graduate of Riverside (Calif.) Little League, Mr. Baker was inducted into the Little League Hall of Excellence in 2007. After his time on the Little League field, Mr. Baker spent 19 years playing […]

New Exhibits Highlighting AU Softball, Tom Seaver Now Available in the World of Little League® Museum

Continuing to celebrate the wins and experiences of Little League® graduates, the World of Little League® Museum has officially opened two new exhibits: the Athletes Unlimited Pro Games Exhibit and the Tom Seaver Little League Legacy Exhibit.   The Athletes Unlimited Pro Games Exhibit   Highlighting the impact of the Athletes Unlimited (AU) and Little League partnership, […]

More Than 55 Former Little Leaguers® Set to Compete in the 2023 MLB Postseason

With this year’s MLB Postseason Picture officially set, more than 55 Little League® graduates are set to compete for the 2023 MLB Commissioner’s Trophy.     Below are the former Little Leaguers® who are currently involved with each of the postseason clubs, including those on the 40-man roster and members of the Front Office and […]

Stuart Scott to Be Enshrined in the Little League® Hall of Excellence

One of ESPN’s most iconic personalities of all-time, Stuart Scott (1965-2015), a graduate of Northwest Forsyth (N.C.) Little League, will become the 62nd person to be enshrined in the Little League® Hall of Excellence. The ceremony is scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 27, prior to the Championship Game of the 2023 Little League […]

Colin and Trish Sandercock Named 2023 George and Barbara Bush Little League® Parents of the Year

Little League® International is pleased to name Colin and Trish Sandercock, the parents of 2013 Little League Softball® World Series alumna and current Athletes Unlimited softball player Kathryn Sandercock, as the 2023 George and Barbara Bush Little League Parents of the Year. With the honor, Mr. and Mrs. Sandercock become the first-ever Little League Softball […]