Tag: MLB

Derek Jeter Joins Ted Simmons as Little League® Graduates Named to 2020 National Baseball Hall of Fame Class

Two more graduates of the Little League® program will be immortalized in bronze this summer as Derek Jeter and Ted Simmons have been announced among the National Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2020. Mr. Jeter will join Larry Walker as this year’s Baseball Writers’ Association of America inductees, while Mr. Simmons joins Marvin Miller […]

MLB™ Little League® Classic Named Sports Business Journal’s Best Original Sports Event of the Decade

Following its third successful year in Williamsport, the MLB Little League Classic has been named the “Best Original Sports Event of the Decade” by Sports Business Journal as part of their Decade Awards program. “Since its launch in 2017, the MLB Little League Classic has become one of the most memorable events in sports, and […]

Little League® Graduates Shine in 2019 MLB Postseason Awards

After another exciting Major League Baseball (MLB) season, more than 20 Little League® graduates were honored as 2019 MLB postseason award recipients. Highlighting the 2019 award recipients were a pair of 2007 Little League World Series (LLWS) graduates in Cody Bellinger (LLBWS) and Kolten Wong (SLBWS), both of which were named Gold Glove winners this […]

Little League® Graduates Take the Field for 2019 MLB Postseason

After another exciting major league season, more than 70 former Little Leaguers will be taking the field this October to compete in the 2019 MLB Playoffs. From Hall of Famers to Home Run Derby champions, hundreds of Little League grads have had great success in the Major Leagues and more than 50 of them even had […]

Big Leaguers, Little Leaguers Share the Spotlight on MLB-Little League Classic Day

By Will Desautelle and Ethan Roy On Sunday night at Bowman Field, the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates faced off in the third annual MLB Little League Classic. The 2019 edition marks the second time the Pirates will play in the MLB Little League Classic with the first time coming in the inaugural game against […]

Little League® to Welcome Red Sox, Orioles to Williamsport for 2020 “MLB Little League Classic Presented by GEICO”

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 2020 MLB Little League Classic Presented by GEICO has been cancelled. More information can be found at LittleLeague.org/Coronavirus. The Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles will play in the fourth iteration of the “MLB Little League Classic presented by GEICO” in 2020, as announced by Major League Baseball […]

Six Innings With Three-Time MLB All-Star Curtis Granderson

A three-time MLB All-Star, Curtis Granderson had a tremendous professional baseball career, all of which got started on the local fields of Lynwood (Ill.) Little League in the early 90s. During Spring Training in March 2019, Little League® International had the opportunity to catch up with the 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner to hear his […]

Little League® Graduates Ready to Compete at the 2019 MLB All-Star Game

More than 20 Little League® graduates will be heading to Cleveland this July to represent their teams in the 2019 MLB All-Star Game Festivities on July 7-9. From the excitement of the All-Star Futures Game on Sunday, to the T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday, and ultimately the 2019 MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, some […]

MLB and Little League International Launch Ticket Sweepstakes for the 2019 MLB Little League Classic Presented by Geico

As a demonstration of a shared commitment to engaging the host community of the 2019 MLB Little League Classic presented by GEICO, Major League Baseball and Little League International today announced a ticket lottery for the upcoming special event featuring the Chicago Cubs vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, August 18th at Historic Bowman Field […]

Mike and Gretchen Piscotty Named 2019 George and Barbara Bush Little League® Parents of the Year

Character, Courage, and Loyalty. Those are the three words that have been at the heart of Little League® and continue to serve as the values of the program. For Mike Piscotty, father of Oakland Athletics’ outfielder Stephen Piscotty, and his late-wife, Gretchen, these three words have resonated throughout their household since the day Stephen and […]