Alumni

Since the first Little League game was played in 1939, more than 40 million children have expanded on the life lessons learned on the Little League field to become accomplished citizens throughout the world, including political leaders, professional athletes, award-winning artists, and a variety of other influential members of society. Below is a list of just some of the notable alumni of the Little League program.

NOTE: If you know of a notable Little League graduate that would fit into one of these categories, please e-mail the information, including name, notable achievements/recognitions, and the name of the city or town where they played Little League, to media@LittleLeague.org.

Little League Alumni

  • Baseball Hall of Famers Who Played LL

    Members of the Baseball Hall of Fame Who Played Little League Baseball


    (Year of Baseball Hall of Fame induction)

    * Little League Hall of Excellence enshrine

    Roberto Alomar (2011)
    Jeff Bagwell (2017)
    Wade Boggs (2005)
    George Brett (1999)
    Steve Carlton (1994)
    Gary Carter (2003)
    Bobby Cox (2014)
    Rollie Fingers (1992)
    Tom Glavine (2014)
    Trevor Hoffman (2018)
    Randy Johnson (2015)
    Chipper Jones (2018)
    Greg Maddux (2014)
    Jim Palmer (1990)*
    Mike Piazza (2016)
    Cal Ripken, Jr. (2007)*
    Ivan Rodriguez (2017)
    Nolan Ryan (1999)*
    Mike Schmidt (1995)*
    Tom Seaver (1992)*
    Don Sutton (1998)
    Frank Thomas (2014)
    Joe Torre (2014)
    Carl Yastrzemski (1989)
    Robin Yount (1999)

  • Major Leaguers Played in LLBWS

    Current and Former Major Leaguers who have Played in the Little League Baseball World Series

    * Denotes player participated in the Little League and Major League World Series
    ** Denotes player participated in the Little League World Series, College World Series, and Major League World Series

    Wilson Alvarez

    LLBWS: ‘82 (Coquivacoa LL, Maracaibo, Venezuela)
    MLB: ‘89-05 (Texas, Chicago White Sox, San Francisco, Tampa Bay, LA Dodgers)

    Jim Barbieri *

    LLBWS: ‘54 (National LL, Schenectady, N.Y.)
    MLB: ‘66 (Los Angeles)

    Jason Bay

    LLBWS: ‘90 (Trail LL, Trail, B.C.)
    MLB: ‘03-’13. (San Diego, Pittsburgh, Boston, N.Y. Mets, Seattle)

    Cody Bellinger *

    LLBWS: ‘07 (Chandler National LL, Chandler, Ariz.)
    MLB: ‘17-pres. (Los Angeles)

    Derek Bell *

    LLBWS: ‘80-81 (Belmont Heights LL, Tampa, Fla.)
    MLB: ‘91-01 (Toronto, San Diego, Houston, N.Y. Mets, Pittsburgh)

    Christian Betancourt

    LLBWS: ‘04 (Curundu LL, Panama City, Panama)
    MLB: ‘13-pres. (Atlanta, San Diego)

    Larvell Blanks

    LLBWS: ‘62 (Val Verde County LL, Del Rio, Texas)
    MLB: ‘72-80 (Atlanta, Cleveland, Texas)

    Sean Burroughs

    LLBWS: ‘92-93 (Long Beach LL, Long Beach Calif.)
    MLB: ‘02-06, ‘11-’12. (San Diego, Tampa Bay, Arizona, Minnesota)

    Kevin Cash

    LLBWS: ‘89 (Northside LL, Tampa, Fla.)
    MLB: ‘02-05, ‘07-’10. (Toronto, Tampa Bay, Boston, N.Y. Yankees, Houston)

    Gavin Cecchini

    LLBWS: ‘06 (South Lake Charles LL, Lake Charles, La.)
    MLB: ‘16-pres. (N.Y. Mets)

    Chin-Feng Chen

    LLBWS: ‘90 (San-Hua LL, Tainan County, Chinese Taipei)
    MLB: ‘02-05 (Los Angeles)

    Jeff Clement

    LLBWS: ‘96 (Marshalltown National LL, Marshalltown, Iowa)
    MLB: ‘07-10, ’12 (Seattle, Pittsburgh)

    Billy Connors

    LLBWS: ‘54 (National LL, Schenectady, N.Y.)
    MLB: ‘66-68 (Chicago Cubs, N.Y. Mets)

    Michael Conforto**

    LLBWS: ‘04 (Redmond North LL, Redmond, Wash.)
    College: Oregon State (’13)
    MLB: ‘15-pres. (N.Y. Mets)

    Jeff Frazier

    LLBWS: ‘95 (Toms River American LL, Toms River, N.J.)
    MLB: ‘10 (Detroit)

    Todd Frazier

    LLBWS: ‘98 (Toms River American LL, Toms River, N.J.)
    MLB: ‘11-pres. (Cincinnati, N.Y. Yankees)

    Randal Grichuk

    LLBWS: ‘03, ’04 (Lamar National LL, Richmond, Texas)
    MLB: ‘14-pres. (St. Louis)

    Charlie Hayes *

    LLBWS: ‘77 (Hub City LL, Hattiesburg, Miss.)
    MLB: ‘88-01 (San Francisco, Philadelphia, N.Y. Yankees, Colorado, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Houston)

    Ken Hubbs

    LLBWS: ‘54 (Lions Club LL, Colton, Calif.)
    MLB: ‘61-63 (Chicago Cubs)

    Erik A. Johnson

    LLBWS: ‘78 (San Ramon Valley LL, Danville, Calif.)
    MLB: ‘93-94 (San Francisco)

    Keith Lampard

    LLBWS: ‘58 (Rose City LL, Portland, Ore.)
    MLB: ‘69-70 (Houston)

    Adam Loewen

    LLBWS: ‘96 (Kennedy-Surrey LL, Surrey, B.C.)
    MLB: ‘06-’08, ’15-16 (Baltimore, Philadelphia, Arizona)

    Carney Lansford *

    LLBWS: ‘69 (Briarwood LL, Santa Clara, Calif.)
    MLB: ‘78-92 (California, Boston, Oakland)

    Vance Lovelace

    LLBWS: ‘75 (Belmont Heights LL, Tampa, Fla.)
    MLB: ‘88-90 (California, Seattle)

    Lance Lynn *

    LLBWS: ‘99 (Brownsburg LL, Brownsburg, Ind.)
    MLB: ‘11-pres. (St. Louis)

    Jason Marquis *

    LLBWS: ‘91 (South Shore American, Staten Island, N.Y.)
    MLB: ‘00-13, ’15. (Atlanta, St. Louis, Chicago Cubs, Colorado, Washington, Arizona, Minnesota, San Diego, Cincinnati)

    Lloyd McClendon

    LLBWS: ‘71 (Anderson LL, Gary, Ind.)
    MLB: ‘87-94 (Cincinnati, Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh)

    Lastings Milledge

    LLBWS: ‘97 (Manatee G.T. Brey East LL, Bradenton, Fla.)
    MLB: ‘06-11 (N.Y. Mets, Washington, Pittsburgh, Chicago White Sox)

    Bobby Mitchell

    LLBWS: ‘67 (Northridge City LL, Northridge, Calif.)
    MLB: ‘80-83 (Los Angeles, Minnesota)

    Max Moroff

    LLBWS: ‘05 (Maitland LL, Maitland, Fla.)
    MLB: ‘07-pres. (Pittsburgh)

    Jim Pankovits

    LLBWS: ‘68 (Tuckahoe LL, Richmond, Va.)
    MLB: ‘84-90 (Houston, Boston)

    Yusmeiro Petit *

    LLBWS: ‘94 (Coquivacoa LL, Maracaibo, Venezuela)
    MLB: ‘06-pres. (Florida, Arizona, San Francisco, Washington, Anaheim)

    Marc Pisciotta

    LLBWS: ‘83 (East Marietta National, Marietta, Ga.)
    MLB: ‘97-99 (Chicago Cubs, Kansas City)

    Boog Powell *

    LLBWS: ‘54 (Orange LL, Lakeland, Fla.)
    MLB: ‘61-77 (Baltimore, Cleveland, Los Angeles)

    Jurickson Profar

    LLBWS: ‘04 (Pabao LL, Willemstad, Curacao)
    MLB: ‘12-13, ’16-pres. (Texas)

    Guillermo Quiroz

    LLBWS: ‘94 (Coquivacoa LL, Maracaibo, Venezuela)
    MLB: ‘04-10 (Toronto, Seattle, Texas, Baltimore)

    Colby Rasmus

    LLBWS: ‘99 (Phenix City National, Phenix City, Ala.)
    MLB: ‘09-pres. (St. Louis, Toronto, Houston, Tampa Bay)

    Cory Rasmus

    LLBWS: ‘99 (Phenix City National, Phenix City, Ala.)
    MLB: ‘13-16. (Atlanta, Anaheim)

    Michael Saunders

    LLBWS: ‘99 (Gordon Head LL, Victoria, British Columbia)
    MLB: ‘09-pres. (Seattle, Toronto, Philadelphia)

    Jonathan Schoop

    LLBWS: ‘04 (Pabao LL, Willemstad, Curacao)
    MLB: ‘13-pres. (Baltimore)

    Gary Sheffield *

    LLBWS: ‘80 (Belmont Heights LL, Tampa, Fla.)
    MLB: ‘88-09 (Milwaukee, San Diego, Florida, Los Angeles, Atlanta, N.Y. Yankees, Detroit, N.Y. Mets)

    Carl Taylor

    LLBWS: ‘54 (Orange LL, Lakeland, Fla.)
    MLB: ‘68-73 (Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Kansas City)

    Ruben Tejada

    LLBWS: ‘01 (Activo 20-30 LL, Santiago, Panama)
    MLB: ‘10-pres. (N.Y. Mets, St. Louis, San Francisco, Baltimore)

    Clete Thomas

    LLBWS: ‘96 (R. L. Turner LL, Panama City, Fla.)
    MLB: ‘08-09, ‘12-13 (Detroit, Minnesota)

    Hector Torres

    LLBWS: ‘58 (Industrial LL, Monterrey, Mexico)
    MLB: ‘68-77 (Houston, Chicago Cubs, Montreal, San Diego, Toronto)

    Devon Travis

    LLBWS: ‘03 (East Boynton Beach LL, Boynton Beach, Fla.)
    MLB: ‘15-pres. (Toronto)

    George Tsamis

    LLBWS: ‘79 (Campbell LL, Campbell, Calif.)
    MLB: ‘93 (Minnesota)

    Jason Varitek **

    LLBWS: ‘84 (Almonte Springs National LL, Almonte Springs, Fla.)
    College: Georgia Tech (‘94)
    MLB: ‘97-11 (Boston)

    Dave Veres

    LLBWS: ‘78 (Torrejon Air Base, Madrid, Spain)
    MLB: ‘94-03 (Houston, Montreal, Colorado, St. Louis, Chicago Cubs)

    Ed Vosberg **

    LLBWS: ‘73 (Cactus LL, Tucson, Ariz.)
    College: Arizona (‘80)
    MLB: ‘86,90, ‘94-97, ‘99-02 (San Diego, San Francisco, Oakland, Texas, Florida, Arizona, Philadelphia, Montreal)

    Dan Wilson

    LLBWS: ‘81 (Barrington LL, Barrington, Ill.)
    MLB: ‘92-05 (Cincinnati, Seattle)

    Rick Wise *

    LLBWS: ‘58 (Rose City LL, Portland, Ore.)
    MLB: ‘64-82 (Philadelphia, St. Louis, Boston, Cleveland, San Diego)

  • Baseball/Softball

    Dusty Baker

    19-year MLB veteran; MLB Manager

    Crystl Bustos

    Olympic Gold Medalist Softball Player

    Leonard Coleman

    Former President of MLB’s National League

    Jose Maiz Garcia

    Player on 1957 Little League Baseball World Series Championship team for Monterrey, Mexico

    Derek Jeter

    Former New York Yankees Shortstop

    Lloyd McClendon

    MLB Players and Manager (played in the 1971 Little League Baseball World Series)

    Dale Murphy

    Retired MLB Player

    Cat Osterman

    Olympic Gold Medalist Softball Player

    Jim Palmer

    Hall of Fame MLB Pitcher

    Cal Ripken Jr.

    Hall of Fame MLB Shortstop

    Mariano Rivera

    New York Yankees Relief Pitcher

    Nolan Ryan

    Hall of Fame MLB Pitcher

    Mike Schmidt

    Hall of Fame MLB Third Baseman

    Tom Seaver

    Hall of Fame MLB Pitcher

  • Basketball

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    All-Time Leading Scorer in NBA History/NCAA Basketball Champion

    Becky Hammon

    San Antonio Spurs Assistant Coach

    Tracy McGrady

    Hall of Fame NBA Player

    Adam Silver

    NBA Commissioner

    Rudy Tomjanovich

    NBA All-Star Player/NBA Coach

    Dick Vitale

    Sports Commentator/College, Professional Basketball Coach

  • Football

    Troy Aikman

    NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback/Sports Broadcaster

    Drew Bledsoe

    Former NFL Player

    Tom Brady

    Super Bowl MVP Quarterback

    Drew Brees

    Quarterback of the 2010 World Champion New Orleans Saints

    Mike Ditka

    NFL Hall of Fame Tight End/Former NFL Coach

    Tony Dungy

    Former NFL Football Player/Former Head Coach of Indianapolis Colts

    John Elway

    Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback

    Brett Favre

    NFL Career Leader in Passing Yards

    Doug Flutie

    Heisman Trophy Winner/Former NFL player/Sports Broadcaster

    Billy Hunter

    Former NFL Player/Executive Director of NBA Players Association

    Jim Kelly

    Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback

    Dan Marino

    Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback

    Joe Montana

    Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback

    Ozzie Newsome

    Hall of Fame NFL Tight End

    Aaron Rodgers

    Quarterback of 2011 World Champion Green Bay Packers

    Turk Schonert

    Former NFL Player (played in 1968 Little League Baseball World Series)

    Brian Sipe

    Former NFL Quarterback (played in 1961 Little League Baseball World Series)

    Steve Spurrier

    Heisman Trophy Winner/College Football Coach

    Adam Vinatieri

    Place Kicker for Indianapolis Colts

    Russell Wilson

    NFL Quarterback

  • Hockey

    Chris Drury

    NHL Player/3-time U.S. Olympian (played in 1989 Little League Baseball World Series)

    Ray Ferraro

    Former NHL Player  (played in 1976 Little League Baseball World Series)

    Stephane Matteau

    Former NHL Player (played in 1982 Little League Baseball World Series)

    Pierre Turgeon

    Former NHL Player (played in 1982 Little League Baseball World Series)

    Krissy Wendell

    Olympic Hockey Silver Medalist (played in the 1994 Little League Baseball World Series)

  • Other Sports

    Kurt Busch

    NASCAR Driver/Sprint Cup Series Champion

    Austin Dillon

    NASCAR Sprint Cup Racer

    Kathy Gerring

    Professional Golfer

    Tony Hawk

    Professional Skateboarder

    Hale Irwin

    Professional Golfer

    Steve LaTarte

    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crew Chief

    Sydney Leroux

    Olympic Gold Medalist for U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team

    Dan O’Brien

    Olympic Decathlon Gold Medal Winner

    Kyle Petty

    Former NASCAR Driver

    Laffit Pincay, Jr.

    National Horse Racing Hall of Fame Jockey

    Al Trautwig

    Sports Broadcaster

    Michelle Wie

    LPGA Golfer

  • Entertainment

    Jason Aldean

    Grammy-nominated country music singer

    Elizabeth Banks

    Professional Actress

    Steve Carell

    Professional Actor

    Kevin Costner

    Academy-Award Winning Actor/Director/Musician

    Bryan Cranston

    Professional Actor

    Danny Devito

    Professional Actor/Director

    Josh Elliot

    News Anchor for Good Morning America

    Dennis Franz

    Professional Actor

    Mark Harmon

    Professional Actor

    John Krasinski

    Professional Actor

    Huey Lewis

    Professional Singer/Songwriter/Entertainer

    Brent Musburger

    Sports Broadcaster

    B.J. Novak

    Professional Actor

    Kurt Russell

    Professional Actor

    Adam Sandler

    Professional Actor/Comedian

    Tom Selleck

    Professional Actor

    Julia Stiles

    Professional Actress

    Bruce Springsteen

    Professional Singer/Songwriter/Entertainer

    Bruce Willis

    Professional Actor

  • Government/Politics

    Joseph R. Biden

    Vice President of U.S./Former U.S Senator

    Bill Bradley

    Former U.S. Senator/Rhodes Scholar/Member of NBA Hall of Fame

    George W. Bush

    43rd President of the United States/Former Governor of Texas

    William Cohen

    Former U.S. Secretary of Defense/Former U.S. Senator

    Wilbert Davis

    U.S. Army Staff Sergeant (played in 1975 Little League Baseball World Series)

    Rudolph Giuliani

    Former Mayor of New York

    Dirk Kempthorne

    U.S. Senator (Idaho)/U.S. Secretary of the Interior

    Ross McGinnis

    Medal of Honor Recipient

    Gen. Peter Pace

    Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff/U.S. Marine Combat Veteran

    Dan Quayle

    Former U.S. Senator/Former Vice President

    Donald Trump

    45th President of the United States

  • Authors/Scholars

    Dave Barry

    Pulitzer-Prize Winning Columnist/Author

    John Grisham

    Best-Selling Author

    Robert Merton

    Nobel Prize Laureate (Economics)

    Edward Prescott

    Nobel Prize Laureate (Economics)

    George Will

    Political Analyst/Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist/Author

  • Miscellaneous

    Don Beaver

    North Carolina Businessman (played in 1952 Little League Baseball World Series)

    Michael Cammarata

    NYC Firefighter who lost his life in 9/11 (played in 1991 Little League Baseball World Series)

    Nancy Dosreis

    Police Detective (played in the 1979 Little League Softball World Series)

    Dr. Vincent Fortanasce

    Board-Certified Psychiatrist and Neurologist/Professor/Author

    Dr. Story Musgrave

    NASA Astronaut/Pilot/Hubble Space Telescope Repairer

    Michael Pladus

    National Principal of the Year

    Ron Ricks

    Executive Vice President of Southwest Airlines (played in 1962 Little League Baseball World Series)

    H. Lee Scott

    President and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

    Dr. Robert Sloan

    Former President of Baylor University

    Michael Smith

    NASA Shuttle Pilot

    Dr. Robert Stratta

    Transplant Surgeon (played in 1967 Little League Baseball World Series)