Tag: MLB

Top Little League® Graduates Earn 2021 MLB Awards

More than 20 former Little Leaguers® received honors in November as the recipients of the 2021 MLB Awards. Among the awards, former Little Leaguers took home 13 of the 31 All-MLB Team selections, as well as seven awards in each the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Awards. Little League® graduates also swept the Manager of […]

Former Little League® Stars square Off in 2021 MLB Postseason

The 2021 Major League Baseball (MLB) regular season is officially complete, and more than 60 Little League® graduates are set to take the field in search of The Commissioner’s Trophy. Among the former Little Leaguers®, this year’s postseason class includes five Little League Baseball® World Series graduates and three former Senior League Baseball World Series […]

Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles Set for 2022 MLB Little League Classic

The Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox are the next teams up to head to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, to play in the 2022 “MLB Little League Classic presented by GEICO,” as announced today by Major League Baseball (MLB) and Little League International. The game, which will be held on Sunday, August 21 and serve as a […]

Former Little League® Stars on to the Next Stage at 2021 MLB Draft

Each year, hundreds of the world’s top baseball players earn the call to the big leagues as part of the MLB Draft, and in 2021, nearly 30 of the Top 75 selections got their start on the Little League® field. Below are the 29 former Little Leaguers® who were selected among the first 75 picks […]

Little League® Graduates Take the Field for 2021 MLB All-Star Game Festivities

From the first MLB All-Star to be picked as both a pitcher and position player to a YouTube star gearing up for the Celebrity Softball Game, the 2021 MLB All-Star Week is filled with former Little Leaguers® who are ready for an exciting week in Denver, Colorado. In total, more than 30 superstars who got […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kevin Cash Makes Little League® History as First Person to Play in Williamsport and Manage in the MLB World Series

There have been 14 people who have played in the Little League Baseball® World Series (LLBWS) to go on to appear in the MLB World Series. That elusive group has a new achievement, as Tampa Bay Rays Manager Kevin Cash (1989 LLBWS) is now the first person to play in Williamsport and manage a team […]

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® Graduates Earn the Call at 2020 MLB Draft

While the format of the 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, presented by T-Mobile, may have looked different, the one thing that remained consistent was the amount of former Little Leaguers® who had their childhood dreams come true when they heard Commissioner Robert D. Manfred call their names to continue their baseball journey. Among the first-round […]