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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 […]

Little League® and Athletes Unlimited Form Strategic Partnership to Inspire Softball Players and Leaders

Partnership focuses on enhancing the experience for females in the Little League Softball® program and building excitement around professional softball. As Little Leaguers® all around the world look forward to starting the next chapter of their story, Little League® is proud to announce a strategic partnership with the newly launched Athletes Unlimited that will bring […]

Little League® Multi-Platform Rights Extension with ESPN

As we reflect on what would have been the 2020 Little League® World Series, Little League International looks forward to the next chapter of its story with the announcement of an extended partnership with ESPN, featuring an eight-year multi-platform rights extension that will be effective from 2023 through 2030. The first year of this new […]

An Open Letter to Little Leaguers By Blaise V. Lezynski

Dear Little Leaguers, “I trust in God. I love my country and will respect its laws. I will play fair and strive to win. But win or lose, I will always do my best.”  If you didn’t already know, these are the words that make up the Little League Pledge.  From the time I started […]

MLB Little League Classic to Welcome the Los Angeles Angels and Cleveland Indians to Williamsport in 2021

In what has become one of the major highlights of the Little League Baseball® World Series since it began in 2017, the Los Angeles Angels and Cleveland Indians are headed to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in 2021 to play in the fourth annual MLB Little League® Classic. The game, which will take place on Sunday, August 22 […]

Reflecting on the Little League Baseball® World Series with Stephen D. Keener

As I celebrate my 40th year with Little League®, it’s tough to narrow down one single memory that sticks out the most from the Little League Baseball® World Series, but that’s what makes the event so special and unique. Every year, every team, every player brings its own story and each World Series brings its […]

Top Safety Plans Earn Local Little League® Programs 2020 ASAP Awards

As the world’s largest youth sports organization, the safety and well-being of all Little League® players, volunteers, and fans is of upmost importance for Little League International and all its local leagues. And, as local league volunteers have continued to navigate through the Coronavirus pandemic, that focus on safety has never been more important. In […]

Your Voice: What Parents Need to Know About Opportunities for Your Children to Play this Fall

Now that the calendar has turned to August, typically, the Little League® International Tournament season would be heading for an exciting conclusion and planning for fall ball season would have begun. This has not been a typical year. As local Little League programs throughout the world are continuing to contend with the COVID-19 pandemic, Little […]