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Embrace Opportunity, Appreciate Life Lessons, and Make Every Moment Count

Dear Little Leaguers, I hope you are reading this because you love softball. Softball can be one of the greatest experiences of your life. It can be your passion, teach you life lessons, and create lasting bonds. It can take you to the school of your dreams, to the Women’s College World Series, to a […]

Remembering Number 11: Michael Cammarata

On Sept. 11, 2001, at 8:54 a.m. from the firehouse on East Second Street in Alphabet City, Ladder Company 11, a phone call was made to the Cammarata family from their youngest son Michael. He left a message on his father’s voicemail stating: “I am going to the World Trade Center, a plane just hit […]

Jason Varitek Becomes First Little League Baseball® World Series Graduate Inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame

On Thursday, August 27, 2020, former Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek made history as he became the first Little League Baseball® World Series graduate to be inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame. As a 12-year-old, Mr. Varitek played a key role in Altamonte Springs (Fla.) National Little League’s run to the […]

Little League® International Celebrates the Life of Tom Seaver

The charter member of the Little League® Hall of Excellence, Little League International remembers and celebrates the life and legacy of baseball great, Tom Seaver. Mr. Seaver, a graduate of the Spartan Little League (Fresno, Calif.) was one of Major League Baseball’s most accomplished pitchers, earning the nicknames of Tom Terrific and The Franchise, for […]

By Luke Ramirez: Living the Little League® Dream Is a Dream of a Lifetime

Written by Luke Ramirez, Member of the 2009 Little League Baseball World Series Championship Team from Chula Vista, California COVID-19 has taken so much from so many, and while it is important to keep the big picture of the effects from this global pandemic in mind, the impact it has had on sports is glaring. […]

Little League® International Congress to Be Held in Williamsport in 2022

International event will take place June 10-13, 2022, throughout the Williamsport Community to celebrate the 75th Little League Baseball® World Series. After a thorough evaluation, the Little League® International Board of Directors has made the decision to relocate the 28th Little League International Congress from Anaheim, California, to Williamsport, Pennsylvania. “This year has been a […]

Little League® World Series Expansion Postponed Until 2022

Due to the ongoing impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic, that included the cancellation of the 2020 Little League® World Series and Regional Tournaments, the Little League International Board of Directors will postpone the expansion of the Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® World Series until 2022. The decision allows the organization, and its local […]

By Kelly Dine: The Biggest Little League® Stage Is Lit Up by Joy, Smiles, and Fun

Written By 2019 Little League Baseball® World Series Umpire Kelly Elliott Dine Kelly Elliott Dine, a resident of Hudson, Ohio, has been a Little League® volunteer umpire for more than 10 years. She is the sixth woman to umpire in the 73-year history of the Little League Baseball® World Series, and the second to serve […]

By Dave Belisle: Little League® Brings the Joy Out of Our Young People

David Belisle has the rare distinction of twice managing teams to the Little League Baseball® World Series. In 2011, and again in 2014, he guided Cumberland (R.I.) American Little League to Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Just after his team lost the final game of the 2014 World Series, and unaware to him at the time, Mr. Belisle […]

A Letter from Stephen D. Keener, Little League® President and CEO

To say we miss it is an understatement. We should be together right now. Stadium music should be stuck in our heads. Our meals should be eaten out of cardboard containers. Old friends and new should be conversing on the concourse. Lycoming County should be buzzing with visitors from around the world, and the anticipation […]