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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, […]

Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® World Series to Expand in 2021

Projected expansion to provide more teams the opportunity to experience the World Series in Williamsport and Portland each summer with facility enhancements.   To provide the World Series experience to more children around the world, the Little League® International Board of Directors has approved expanding the number of teams at the Little League Baseball® World […]

Eastbank Little League Baseball, Softball Teams Accomplish Rare World Series Two-fer

By Ethan Roy Qualifying for a Little League® World Series tournament is no easy feat. The tournaments  that result in World Championship games are the culmination of a summer full of practices, games, excitement, and anguish. The prelude to competing with the best Little Leaguers® in the world consists of commitment and stellar performances in […]

Rowan Little League Captures 2019 Little League Softball® World Series Championship

Rowan Little League, from Salisbury, North Carolina, captured the 2019 Little League Softball® World Series Championship by defeating Eastbank Little League, from River Ridge, Louisiana, 4-1. The Southeast Region fired up the offense in the first inning. Riley Haggas drove in two when she doubled. LLSBWS Tournament Results Campbell Schaen pitched the Southeast Region to […]

Little League Softball® Alumna Rachel Garcia Wins 2019 Honda Cup

Rachel Garcia is no stranger to winning awards. This year alone, the former Little Leaguer®  has received various honors after leading UCLA to victory in the Women’s College World Series. Just one week after their victory, Ms. Garcia accepted yet another award as she was presented with the 2019 Honda Cup and named the Collegiate […]

Community Invited to Attend Inaugural T-Mobile Little League® Home Run Derby Championship on Saturday, August 17 at Historic Bowman Field

Fans from around the world and members of the Lycoming County community are invited to come out to Historic Bowman Field on Saturday, August 17 to enjoy the first ever T-Mobile Little League® Home Run Derby Championship from 4 to 6 p.m. ET. In May and June, local Little League programs from across the country […]

One Year Later: Looking Back at Ohio’s First World Series Championship

In 2018, the Wheelersburg Little League Softball team made history as the first team from Ohio, girls or boys, to win a Little League World Series title. One year later, the impact of that historic run continues to be felt by Dusty Salyers, the team’s manager for both the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Mr. Salyers […]

Southwest Wins The Senior League Softball World Series

Southwest beat Delaware District 3 (Host) 7-5 on Sunday to take the 2019 Little League Senior Softball World Series Crown. Delaware got things moving in the first inning, scoring two runs when Jada Evans doubled. But Southwest answered in the 3rd, then pulled away for good with three runs in the third inning. In the […]

Southeast defeats Southwest, 7-6; Wins Junior League Softball World Series Championship

A walk-off double propelled Southeast to a decisive, dramatic victory over Southwest, 7-6. The game was tied at six with Southeast batting in the bottom of the seventh when Cassidy Lund doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run. The base paths were crowded in this high-scoring game. Southeast collected six hits and Southwest had […]

Journey to 2008 Junior League Softball World Series Yields World Title, Impactful Life Lessons

By Ethan Roy Of the countless athletes around the world that have participated in Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball®, only a select group can say that they won the last Little League game they ever played. The 2008 Pusch Ridge Little League Softball team of Oro Valley, Arizona, are members of that select […]