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2017 Little League® Rulebooks Now Available in Print and as eBooks (Thu, 23 Mar 2017)
The 2017 Little League Baseball®, Little League Softball®, and Little League Challenger Division® Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Policies are now available for purchase in hardcopy or as an electronic book, and there are some new things to look out for this year.
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Little League Data Center Updates with Simple Digital Solutions for 2017 Season (Wed, 22 Mar 2017)
To help provide District Administrators, District Officers, and League Administrators with local operations for the 2017 Little League® season, LittleLeague.org/DataCenter has been updated with new technology solutions.
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Little League® Graduates Shine in World Baseball Classic (Wed, 22 Mar 2017)
For more than 65 confirmed Little League® graduates, playing in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) serves as a chance for these now-professional all-stars from around the world to show off their national pride, baseball prowess, and the inner-Little Leaguer® in all of them.
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Gloversville Little League Puts the Little League® Tee Ball Program in Action (Tue, 21 Mar 2017)
In 2012, Gloversville (N.Y.) Little League® was looking to shake up its league and find new, innovative ways to give the boys and girls in their community a great Little League experience. What they found was Little League’s new Tee Ball Program. Now, more players than ever are playing and learning the fun, fitness, and fundamentals of Tee Ball.
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Little League® International Remembers Little League Baseball® World Series Photographer Russell Tinsley (Mon, 20 Mar 2017)
Little League® International mourns the passing of Russell Tinsley, a 40-year volunteer, who gave his time at the local and district levels, and served as official photographer of the Little League Baseball® World Series from 1984 until 2010.
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Parent Confession: I Was a Chirping Coach. Now, I’m a Bruised Umpire. (Mon, 20 Mar 2017)
Joe gave me a glare I’ll never forget. He was one of our long-time umpires, and I was a long-time coach in our league. Like any coach, I did my share of grumbling about the umpiring.
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World of Little League® Museum Offering Behind-the-Scenes Tours at Open House on April 1 (Mon, 20 Mar 2017)
Visitors to the World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store, on Saturday, April 1, will have the unique opportunity to participate in behind-the-scenes tours of the Little League® International complex.
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Little League® International Mourns the Passing of Former West Virginia District 3 Administrator John Niewierowski Jr. (Mon, 20 Mar 2017)
Little League® International mourns the passing of John Niewierowski, Jr., former West Virginia District 3 Administrator. He was 72.
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Little League® to Welcome Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals to 2017 Little League Baseball® World Series for the MLB Little League Classic on August 20 (Mon, 20 Mar 2017)
Little League® International is excited to welcome the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals to the Little League Baseball® World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., on August 20, 2017. The Pirates and Cardinals will be part of the “MLB Little League Classic” that will take place at BB&T Park at Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport later that night. This special event will spotlight Little League International’s commitment to working with MLB to celebrate youth baseball and softball through its PLAY BALL Initiative.
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Ashlea Nash Named Little League® Central Region Assistant Director (Mon, 20 Mar 2017)
Little League® International has officially announced Ashlea Nash as the Central Region Assistant Director, joining Central Region Director, Nina Johnson-Pitt, as the newest full-time member of Little League Baseball and Softball.
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Baseball Australia Pitcher Returns from World Baseball Classic to Little League® Assistant District Administrator Duties (Fri, 17 Mar 2017)
Matt Williams was recently on the mound in front of 44,000 screaming fans in Tokyo Dome. While pitching for Australia in the 2017 World Baseball Classic (WBC), and having a five-year stint in the Minnesota Twins organization are impressive career accomplishments, it is watching Little Leaguers® grow as players and people in his native land that really excites the hurler.
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Little League® International Mourns the Passing of Former ABC “Wide World of Sports” Director Bill Webb (Mon, 13 Mar 2017)
Little League® International remembers Bill Webb, a former Director of ABC Television’s “Wide World of Sports.” He was 70.
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Little League® Looking For Coaches, Parents, and Volunteers to Share Their “Tee Ball Tales” (Fri, 10 Mar 2017)
As part of the campaign, Little League is asking parents, coaches, and other volunteers to share their “Tee Ball Tales.”
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Little League® Announces 2017 Urban Initiative Jamboree Dates and Locations (Fri, 10 Mar 2017)
Little League® Baseball and Softball is excited to announce the official dates and locations of its eight Little League Urban Initiative Jamborees for 2017, held at six different states throughout United States between April and June.
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Things to Know From Little League®: March 2017 (Wed, 01 Mar 2017)
Each month, Little League® International is providing a quick look at important information and events for the month ahead.
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CBC Sports to Provide Comprehensive Coverage of the Little League Baseball® Canada Region Tournament Until 2020 (Tue, 28 Feb 2017)
Little League® International, Little League Canada and CBC Sports have partnered to give Canadian audiences access to full-game coverage of the Little League Baseball® Canada Region Tournament for the first time ever.
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Portsmouth Little League Uses Grow the Game Grant to Develop Softball Players in Rhode Island (Fri, 24 Feb 2017)
Portsmouth Little League in Rhode Island was looking for help with their softball program, hoping to enhance the experience and inspire girls to hit the field. A Grow the Game Grant helped them start a player development program and provide more opportunities for female athletes in their community.
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Tee Ball on the South Lawn (Tue, 21 Feb 2017)
From 2001 to 2008, hundreds of Little League® Tee Ball and Little League Challenger Division® players took the field, only this field wasn’t your normal Little League field. Situated on the South Lawn of the White House, President George W. Bush welcomed Little Leaguers® from multiple U.S. states and Puerto Rico to the White House for the “Little League Tee Ball on The South Lawn” program.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Reflections of Little League® from Female Leaders (Tue, 21 Feb 2017)
In recognition of the 31st Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD), celebrated on February 1, Little League® Baseball and Softball is spending the month of February honoring girls and women who have impacted Little League.
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2017 Little League® Challenger Division Exhibition Game Teams Announced (Fri, 17 Feb 2017)
Freehold Township Little League (Freehold, N.J.) and Riverside Little League (Riverside, R.I.) have officially been announced as the participating teams for the 2017 Little League Challenger Division® Exhibition Game, which will be held during the 2017 Little League Baseball® World Series in Williamsport, Pa., on August 26.
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