Tag: Umpire

New Tournament Tiebreaker Structure and Roster Guidelines Highlight 2019 Little League® Rule Changes

Following the annual fall meeting of the Little League® International Board of Directors, Little League International officially announced the rule and regulation changes that will take effect in 2019. The two most notable changes will take place in the International Tournament with a new tiebreaker structure in all divisions, as well as a regulation establishing […]

Debra Crerie: Breaking the Mold of Little League® Umpires

Debra Crerie is out-numbered, to say the least, when it comes to umpiring. She is one of only a few female Little League Baseball® umpires, but does not let those statistics hold her back from doing what she loves. Since she was a little girl, Ms. Crerie has loved baseball. Although girls’ participation in Little […]

I Relied On Baseball Knowledge, Not Umpiring Skills

By John Valverde California District 65 Little League® Umpire I’ll never forget my first year as a Little League® umpire. Unfortunately for me, I started officiating baseball late in my life. I say unfortunate because some 15 years later, I regret not starting back in my 20s. I was in my mid-40s, and was so […]

Six Innings With MLB Veteran Umpire Gerry Davis

Mr. Davis shared his thoughts at the 27th Little League® International Congress. During the 27th Little League® International Congress in New Orleans in January, Little League Baseball and Softball had the opportunity to sit down with MLB Veteran Umpire Gerry Davis to discuss six questions surrounding his professional career, what Little League means to him, […]

2018 Little League® World Series Umpires Announced

Little League® Baseball and Softball has announced the selection of more than 90 volunteer umpires for the seven Little League World Series tournaments in 2018. The events begin on July 28 with the Senior League Baseball World Series in Easley, S.C, and concludes with the Little League Baseball® World Series championship game in South Williamsport, […]

Five Minutes with Gerry Davis

MLB umpire Gerry Davis calls another World Series, this time a Little League World Series. In 2017, MLB veteran umpire Gerry Davis had the unique opportunity to serve as an umpire for two World Series, the Major League Baseball World Series and the Little League Baseball World Series. Following his trip to Williamsport, Mr. Davis also […]

2017 Little League® World Series Umpires Announced

Little League® Baseball and Softball has announced the selection of 92 volunteer umpires for the seven Little League World Series tournaments in 2017. The events begin on July 29 with the Senior League Baseball World Series and concludes with the Little League Baseball® World Series championship game in South Williamsport, Pa., on Aug. 27. Volunteer umpires are […]