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Little League® International Pays Its Respects to Major League Baseball Icon Tommy Lasorda

Little League® International remembers the life and legacy of Tommy Lasorda, the incomparable former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was 93. Mr. Lasorda spent 67 years in the Dodgers organization as a player, coach, and manager. He was a tireless and charismatic ambassador for the sport of baseball, and on different occasions participated […]

Little League® International Restructures Operations Department to Strategically Support Volunteers and Communities

Nina Johnson-Pitt named Senior Strategy Executive, Dan Velte Named Senior Operations Executive In November 2020, the Little League® International Board of Directors began implementing a plan to evaluate and strengthen the organizational structure of Little League International, with the appointment of Patrick W. Wilson as Chief Operating Officer. To continue these efforts, a new operational […]

Little League® Grads Earn 2020 MLB Awards

While the 2020 MLB season was far from ordinary, the one thing that remained consistent was the amount of Little League® graduates who earned awards for their achievements on and off the field. Topping the list of former Little Leaguers® to earn awards was Atlanta Braves’ first baseman, Freddie Freeman, who took home five honors […]

Former Little Leaguers® Mahomes, Stewart Earn Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Honors

After a year filled with their much-needed leadership, activism, and optimism, two former Little Leaguers®, Patrick Mahomes and Breanna Stewart, were honored this December with two of the five Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year honors, joining Lebron James, Naomi Osaka, and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. The theme of the 2020 magazine issue was “The Activist Athlete.” […]

T-Mobile Little League® Home Run Derby Champions to be Revealed During Virtual Awards Show on December 9

Top Little Leaguers® to be honored on T-Mobile’s Beyond the Bases Series Featuring Two-Time Olympic Medalist, Jennie Finch, and Yankees First Baseman, Luke Voit. After a season-long competition, the official winners of the 2020 T-Mobile Little League® Home Run Derby will be revealed on Wednesday, December 9 at 7 p.m. ET, during a virtual awards […]

Applications for T-Mobile Little League® Call Up Grant Now Open

Thanks to a $2 million donation from T-Mobile, as many as 20,000 families in need will be able to register their children to play Little League® next season through the support of the T-Mobile Little League Call Up Grant Program. Eligible families can apply for financial assistance for the 2021 season beginning Thursday, December 3, […]

Local Little League® Programs Can Request Playing Equipment During The Players Alliance “Pull Up Neighbor” Tour

Throughout December 2020, and January 2021, several U.S. cities will welcome the “Pull Up Neighbor” Tour supported by The Players Alliance (TPA). As part of this initiative to provide aid to Black communities, local Little League teams or players in need of playing equipment may contact TPA and submit requests. The Players Alliance is a […]

What is Little League®? Beloved Game Show Host Coaches His Son in This Youth Baseball Program

For nearly four decades, people all around the world synonymously linked Alex Trebek to his iconic role as the host of Jeopardy! However, for KOST radio host, Mark Wallengren, it was the memory of watching Mr. Trebek coach at Toluca Lake Little League that sticks out the most. Following the passing of the famous TV […]

A Safe Place to Grow: Little League® Child Protection Program Updated

The well-being of all participants is paramount, and we strive to create an environment as safe as possible on and around the field. To support this vital pillar of our organization, Little League® continues to keep up-to-date with all of its safety policies and procedures within the Child Protection Program, including adherence to the youth […]

A Letter from Hugh E. Tanner, Little League® International Board of Directors Chairman

Reflecting on 2020 is a bit like looking into a broken mirror. Thinking back to the end of 2019, we were embarking on one of the most exciting moments in the history of the Little League® program. We had just announced the expansion of the Little League Baseball and Softball World Series. We launched a […]