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Community Leaders

While many Little League Baseball and Softball graduates go on to have a successful career as a professional athlete, the majority of graduates go on to serve an important role in their community. From public officials and military service members to authors and Nobel laureates, there have been a number of Little League graduates who have become highly notable community leaders.

NOTE: If you know of a notable Little League graduate that would fit into one of these categories, please fill out our Little League Alumni Submission Form.

Dave Barry

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Columnist/Author
Armonk (N.Y.) Little League

Don Beaver

North Carolina Businessman
Mooresville (N.C.) Little League (played in 1952 LLBWS)

Joseph R. Biden

President of the United States/Former Vice President and U.S. Senator
Green Ridge Little League (Scranton, Pa.)

Bill Bradley

Former U.S. Senator/Rhodes Scholar/Member of NBA Hall of Fame
Crystal City (Mo.) Little League

George W. Bush

43rd President of the United States/Former Governor of Texas
Central Little League (Midland, Texas)

Michael Cammarata

NYC Firefighter who lost his life in 9/11
South Shore Little League (Staten Island, N.Y.) (played in 1991 LLBWS)

William Cohen

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

Wilbert Davis

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant
Belmont Heights Little League (Tampa, Fla.) (played in 1975 LLBWS)

Nancy Dosreis

Police Detective
North Providence (R.I.) West Little League (played in the 1979 LLBWS)

Dr. Vincent Fortanasce

Board-Certified Psychiatrist and Neurologist/Professor/Author
Elmont Little League (Queens, N.Y.)

Rudolph Giuliani

Former Mayor of New York
Garden City South Little League (Long Island, N.Y.)

John Grisham

Best-Selling Author

Dirk Kempthorne

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

Ross McGinnis

Medal of Honor Recipient
Knox (Pa.) Little League

Robert Merton

Nobel Prize Laureate (Economics)
Hastings-on-Hudson (N.Y.) Little League

Dr. Story Musgrave

NASA Astronaut/Pilot/Hubble Space Telescope Repairer

Gen. Peter Pace

Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff/U.S. Marine Combat Veteran
Teaneck (N.J.) Southern Little League

Edward Prescott

Nobel Prize Laureate (Economics)
Glens Falls (N.Y.) Little League

Michael Pladus

National Principal of the Year
Shenandoah (Pa.) North Little League

Dan Quayle

Former U.S. Senator/Former Vice President
Hoosier Little League (Huntington, Ind.)

Ron Ricks

Executive Vice President of Southwest Airlines
Val Verde County Little League (Del Rio, Texas) (played in 1962 LLBWS)

Lee Scott

President and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Dr. Robert Sloan

Former President of Baylor University
Western Little League (Abilene, Texas)

Michael Smith

NASA Shuttle Pilot

Dr. Robert Stratta

Transplant Surgeon
North Roseland Little League (Chicago, Ill.) (played in 1967 LLBWS)

Donald Trump

45th President of the United States
Hilltop Little League (New York, N.Y.)

George Will

Political Analyst/Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist/Author
Champaign (Ill.) Little League