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World of Little League® Museum Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s 15th Annual Museum Day

The World of Little League® Museum and Official Store will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday September 21, 2019 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s […]

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 […]

The 2019 Little League® International Tournament Crowns Seven World Series Champions

By Ethan Roy Weeks of Little League® International play, featuring thousands of games, culminated with seven local Little League® teams earning the title of World Champion. You are invited to remember and re-visit the Championship Summer of 2019. Senior League Baseball Central East Maui LL (Wailuku, Hawaii) vs. Liga Pariba LL (Willemstad, Curaçao) LL — […]

World Championship Game Shows Inspired Aspirations Are More Important than the Outcome

By Will Desautelle and Ethan Roy With two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, Curley Martha, the hero for Curacao against Japan in the International Championship, stepped up to the plate against Louisiana pitcher Egan Prather with his team trailing, 8-0. Prather began the at-bat having thrown 76 pitches on the afternoon. After […]

Louisiana’s Eastbank Little League Shuts Out Curacao to Win 2019 Little League Baseball® World Series

Eastbank (La.) Little League from River Ridge, Louisiana, was crowned the 2019 Little League Baseball® World Series Champion Saturday afternoon at Howard J. Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, Pa., on the strength of an 8-0 victory over Pabao (Curaçao) Little League. The team from the suburbs of New Orleans jumped out to an early 1-0 […]

Venezuela Presented With Jack Losch Little League Baseball® World Series Team Sportsmanship Award

Based on their incredible display of sportsmanship throughout the Little League Baseball® World Series, Cacique Mara Little League from Maracaibo, Venezuela, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Jack Losch Little League Baseball World Series Team Sportsmanship Award. “Throughout the entire World Series, the players, manager, and coaches of Cacique Mara Little League have […]

Japan Defeats West Region Champs in LLBWS Consolation Game, 5-0

Chofu (Japan) Little League defeated Central East Maui (Hi.) Little League, 5-0, in the Little League Baseball® World Series Consolation Game on Sunday Morning at Howard J. Lamade Stadium. Japan struck early, with three runs in the first inning. The team from Chofu City Little League scored two more runs in the fifth to secure […]

The Edge of Success: Louisiana Excels late to Avoid Elimination, Capture United States Championship

By Will Desautelle After an offensive onslaught in which Louisiana scored all nine of its runs in the fifth and sixth innings, it seemed all but certain that they would clinch the state’s first-ever trip to the Little League Baseball® World Series Championship. But then Hawaii rattled off five runs in the bottom of the […]

Martha’s Mastery Drives Curacao to Brink of a World Championship

By Ethan Roy After falling 4-0 to South Korea in the second round of the 2019 Little League Baseball® World Series, Curaçao’s bats woke up, as the Caribbean Region Champions from Pabao Little League outscored their opponents 22-6 in three straight elimination games. In order to topple the perennially talented Japan Region Champion, that offensive […]

Milestones and Miles to Go – A Letter From Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO

June 6, 1939, 80 years ago, Carl Stotz gathered some of his friends and neighbors, and about 30 boys in the west end of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, on a baseball field that had been scaled down just for them for the first-ever Little League® game. It gave those children the chance to learn the game and, […]