Little League® Headlines


Little League® to Spotlight Character, Courage, and Loyalty in #ThisIsLittleLeague Feature Series (Wed, 16 Aug 2017)
With the 2017 Little League® International Tournament officially underway, Little League Baseball and Softball has launched a new feature content series, known as #ThisIsLittleLeague, that shares stories from local communities and highlights the many facets of the Little League experience.
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Little League® West Region Director Dave Bonham Retires After 36 Years (Tue, 15 Aug 2017)
When Dave Bonham was asked to help coach his son’s baseball team in 1981, there was no way of him knowing just how far he would go with Little League®. Now, 36 years later, he has announced his retirement as the Little League West Region Director.
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1957 Little League Baseball® World Series Champion, Angel Macias, to be Enshrined into the Little League® Hall of Excellence (Fri, 04 Aug 2017)
Angel Macias, the only pitcher to ever pitch a perfect game in the Little League Baseball® World Series final has served as a major influencer in the growth of baseball in Mexico, and because of his commitment to growing the game, Little League® International will enshrine Mr. Macias into its Hall of Excellence, the highest honor that Little League can bestow.
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Karl Eckweiler Named Little League® International Chief Legal Counsel (Fri, 04 Aug 2017)
Little League® International has officially announced Karl Eckweiler as Chief Legal Counsel, joining the staff in South Williamsport, Pa.
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Laurie and John Rizzo Named 2017 George and Barbara Bush Little League® Parents of the Year (Thu, 03 Aug 2017)
Every parent wants to see their child succeed in life and accomplish their dreams. For a Little League ® parent, that could be seeing their child make it to the major leagues, play in a World Series, or even better, win it.
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Little League® Graduates Shine During 2017 MLB All-Star Game Festivities (Thu, 03 Aug 2017)
Major League Baseball (MLB) traveled to Miami for the 2017 All-Star Game festivities, and Little League® Baseball and Softball was well represented with nearly 20 Little League graduates taking part in the Mid-Summer Classic's events.
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The Call: An Inside Look at the Journey to Becoming a Little League Baseball® World Series Umpire (Wed, 02 Aug 2017)
For Little League volunteer umpires around the world, the dream of coming to Williamsport to serve as an umpire at the Little League Baseball World Series (LLBWS) is often times one of the highest goals, and for 16 qualified men and women each year, that dream becomes a reality.
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Things to Know From Little League®: August 2017 (Mon, 31 Jul 2017)
Each month, Little League® International is providing a quick look at important information and events for the month ahead. We invite you to review and share with your colleagues and friends.
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Little League® Recognizes 2017 Award Winners (Fri, 21 Jul 2017)
These volunteers are the heart of Little League, and the Little League Awards Program (presented by AIG Insurance) recognizes the commitment of individuals as shining examples of the impact that the volunteers and players can have on children, families, peers, and communities.
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Little League® Teams Up With ONE Softball to Provide Inspirational and Educational Softball Video Content (Thu, 20 Jul 2017)
To support Little League® International’s continued effort to provide free, educational resources for parents and volunteers, Little League Baseball and Softball has teamed up with ONE Softball to provide inspirational and aspirational content for Little League Softball® players, parents, and coaches.
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11 Little League® Alumni Named Gatorade State High School Players of the Year (Tue, 18 Jul 2017)
Gatorade announced its annual State High School Players of the Year, and amongst the group of distinguished honorees for 2017 are 11 Little League® Baseball and Softball alumni.
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Little League® Memories Help Baseball Player Born with One Leg Overcome Adversity (Mon, 17 Jul 2017)
“Staying positive” is a commonly used cliché in sports, especially in baseball, where failing 70 percent of the time still makes you a great hitter. The ups-and-downs of the sport are unique to any other struggles an athlete can go through.
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Your Voice: Little League® Provides Answers to Your Questions on Season-Ending Meetings, Local League Bylaws, and More! (Tue, 11 Jul 2017)
Your Voice is a way for readers to share questions with us, and an opportunity for Little League® to provide some important information and guidance. We are excited about our continued conversations, and, as always, we invite you to share your thoughts, suggestions, and questions. We are excited about our continued conversations, and, as always, we invite you to share your thoughts, suggestions, and questions to parents@LittleLeague.org.
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Tyler Knopp Named Little League® East Region Assistant Regional Director (Thu, 06 Jul 2017)
Little League® International has officially announced Tyler Knopp as the East Region Assistant Regional Director, joining East Region Director, Corey Wright, and Assistant Regional Director, Amry Shelby, as the newest full-time member of Little League Baseball and Softball.
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28 Little League® Alumni Showcase Their Talents at the 2017 College World Series and Women’s College World Series (Thu, 06 Jul 2017)
Among the most elite college baseball and softball players in the 2017 CWS and WCWS were 28 Little League graduates who are making their mark in the college ranks.
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Little League® International Remembers Former Little League® Baseball World Series Team Host Bob Massetti (Wed, 05 Jul 2017)
Little League® International mourns the passing of Robert L. (Bob) Massetti, former Little League® Baseball World Series team host. He was 76.
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First Ever Little League® “Perfect-Perfect” Game Ball on Display at the World of Little League® Museum (Wed, 05 Jul 2017)
What is believed to be the first ever “perfect-perfect” game in Little League Baseball® history came almost 63 years ago, on July 14, 1954, when Donn Goodwin, then a 12-year-old pitcher in the Back Mountain Little League of Dallas, Pa., struck out every batter he faced.
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Things to Know From Little League®: July 2017 (Fri, 30 Jun 2017)
Each month, Little League® International is providing a quick look at important information and events for the month ahead. We invite you to review and share with your colleagues and friends.
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Volunteer Little League® Coach. Professional Child Predator. (Mon, 26 Jun 2017)
Ken Stockton was an average Little Leaguer® in New Jersey in the early 1960s. Tragically, he became a victim of a pedophile who was posing as his volunteer coach – his message for today’s Little League® parents.
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Prep Sportswear Announced as an Approved Fundraiser of Little League® Baseball and Softball (Fri, 23 Jun 2017)
Prep Sportswear has been named as an approved fundraiser of Little League® Baseball and Softball, providing local Little League programs throughout the United States with an additional resource to help with fundraising efforts.
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