Just two years after watching the Little League® he once played for capture the Little League Baseball® World Series Championship title, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Tulco and 2016 Maine-Endwell Little League sponsor, Thomas Tull, will be returning to Williamsport this summer to receive Little League’s highest honor, enshrinement into the Little League Hall of Excellence.
“Thomas exemplifies all that it means to be a member of the Little League Hall of Excellence and we are honored to welcome him back to Williamsport to receive this prestigious honor,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO. “Through his professional success, generosity to causes he serves, and his passion and dedication to the Little League organization, Thomas serves as a role model for aspiring Little Leaguers in communities all throughout the world.”
Mr. Tull serves on the MIT School of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council and the Carnegie Mellon University Board of Directors. He also sits on the boards of the Motion Picture Television Fund, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, the National Football Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Players Tribune. He is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School and part of the six-time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers ownership group, where he also holds a board seat. Prior to his work with Tulco, Mr. Tull served as the Founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board for Legendary Entertainment where he produced and executive produced more than 40 films that together have realized grosses of more than $13 billion at the worldwide box office including Godzilla, Pacific Rim, 42, the Dark Knight trilogy, 300 and 300: Rise of an Empire, The Town, Inception, and Clash of the Titans.
“Receiving this honor and joining a distinguished group in the Little League Hall of Excellence is greater than anything I could have dreamed of as a kid growing up on a baseball field in Endwell, New York,” added Mr. Tull. “Before any of my business endeavors, baseball was one of my true passions and still is today. I’m extraordinarily grateful for what baseball has provided me by instilling a true sense of team work and community throughout my life. Little League Baseball is a wonderful experience for kids all over the world and I’m proud to support it.”
With his enshrinement ceremony set to take place prior to the 2018 Little League Baseball World Series Championship Game, scheduled to be played at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 26, Mr. Tull becomes the 57th member of the Little League Hall of Excellence, joining Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred as a 2018 enshrinee.