Established in 1988, enshrinement into the Little League® Hall of Excellence is conducted annually for a Little League graduate (or graduates) who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in their chosen profession and exemplify the values learned as children in Little League. Enshrinement into the Little League Hall of Excellence is the highest honor that Little League can bestow.
Located in the sixth inning of the World of Little League® Museum, multiple exhibits display the tremendous accomplishments that these Hall of Excellence enshrinees have achieved as well as never before seen artifacts and displays from these iconic Little Leaguers®.
Criteria for Selection
To be considered for the Little League Hall of Excellence, a candidate must meet BOTH of these conditions:
- He or she must have played in a chartered local Little League
- He or she must have become a recognized role model as an adult.
Being a role model does not necessarily mean being famous (like President George W. Bush, actor Kevin Costner, or singer Bruce Springsteen). Rather, the person must have, as an adult, set an example for children by their actions (like Medal of Honor recipient Spec. Ross McGinnis, Principal of the Year Michael Pladus, or Firefighter Michael Cammarata).
To submit a person for consideration as a candidate for the Little League Hall of Excellence, provide the name, contact information, name of the local league the person played in (with location and years played), as well as a detailed biography, to Lance Van Auken, Little League Vice President and Executive Director of the World of Little League Museum at Lvanauken@LittleLeague.org.