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World of Little League to Feature Items from Carl E. Stotz Archives

51 weeks 1 day ago

Seventy-five years ago, during the summer of 1938, Williamsport resident Carl E. Stotz hit upon an idea that would become the world’s largest and most respected organized youth sports program. more»

Little League® Mourns the Loss of Boston Marathon Bombing Victim and Little Leaguer, Martin Richard

May 20, 2013
It is with great sadness that the entire Little League® community mourns the loss of Martin Richard, 8, a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing. Martin was a member of the Savin Hill Little League in Dorchester, Mass.

World of Little League to Feature Items from Carl E. Stotz Collection

May 9, 2013
Seventy-five years ago, during the summer of 1938, Williamsport resident Carl E. Stotz hit upon an idea that would become the world’s largest and most respected organized youth sports program. The next year, on June 6, 1939, the first Little League game was played. Only three teams existed at that time, and nobody could know how if the program would survive past its first year.

Alert: News Conference on Wednesday from New World of Little League to be Streamed Live

May 9, 2013
A news conference planned for noon, Eastern U.S. time, on Wednesday, April 24, will be available to anyone worldwide via the Internet, as Little League International makes a special announcement concerning the new World of Little League: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store.

Little League International Salutes the Efforts, Commitment of its Volunteers During National Volunteer Week

May 9, 2013
In recognition of National Volunteer Week, we celebrate the opportunity and reflect on the influence that Little League volunteers have had on generations of children throughout the world. Little League volunteers understand that “no task is too small,” and relate to the mantra - “We do what has to be done in support of the children” - regardless of the size and location of their neighborhood.

Baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield to Attend Little League Urban Initiative Jamboree in National City, California

May 9, 2013
Dave Winfield, a 2001 inductee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., will join Little Leaguers at the Southern California Little League Urban Initiative Jamboree on April 27, 2013. The Jamboree, hosted by Las Palmas Little League, runs from April 26-28 in National City, Calif, just outside of San Diego.

Honda Donation Helps Preserve Baseball and Softball Season for Staten Island Little League

May 9, 2013
Honda, the official vehicle sponsor of Little League® and national sponsor since 1996, donated $50,000 to the Staten Island Little League to help rebuild their baseball facilities, which were severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy. With Honda’s donation, storm ravaged fields, bleachers and dugouts will be repaired in time for the league’s 32-team opening day on April 20th.

Little League Baseball and Softball Bolsters Communications Staff

52 weeks 7 hours ago

Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball announced today the addition of Brian McClintock, Director of Media Relations, and Mike Weslosky, Web Development Manager, to the Communications Department at Little League International in South Williamsport, Pa. more»

Little League Baseball and Softball Bolsters Communications Staff with New Director of Media Relations and Web Development Manager

May 9, 2013
Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball announced today the addition of Brian McClintock, Director of Media Relations, and Mike Weslosky, Web Development Manager, to the Communications Department at Little League International in South Williamsport, Pa.

Little League Baseball World Series Ump Tunes Up at LLI Umpire School

May 9, 2013
“I don’t think I’m going to wear out my shoes, I’m still walking on air.” That’s how Chuck Latini, a U.S. postal clerk from Ewing, N.J., has been gliding ever since he got the news that he was going to be umpiring in the 2013 Little League Baseball World Series.

Iconic Bomb Pop Frozen Treats Joins Little League® as National Partner

February 3, 2014
Little League Baseball and Softball has established a new national partnership with Wells Enterprises, maker of-Blue Bunny® Ice Cream and Bomb Pop® Frozen Treats becoming the Official Frozen Treat of Little League®.

Goin' Camping: Little League Urban Initiative Offers Opportunity to Attend Little League Baseball Camp through Scholarship Program

July 2, 2013
For more than 10 years, the Little League Urban Initiative has created opportunities for children in urban and metropolitan neighborhoods throughout the United States to play Little League in their communities.

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Former New York District 30 Administrator Jack Leddy

May 9, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (March 25, 2013) - Little League International mourns the passing of former New York District 30 Administrator John “Jack” Leddy. He was 84.

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Billy Gurganious, President of North Carolina’s Myrtle Grove Optimist, Wilmington Little League

May 9, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (March 25, 2013) - Billy Gurganious, President of Myrtle Grove Optimist, Wilmington Little League in Wilmington, N.C., passed away on Feb. 14. He was 75.

Dr. Noel Corrales of Guatemala Nominated to Represent Latin America Region on Little League International Board of Directors

May 9, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (March 15, 2013) – Little League’s Latin America Region has nominated one of its members for election to the Little League International Board of Directors, it was announced today by Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball. The election took place recently in a vote of the region’s District Administrators.

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Dave Ruotolo, Former Little League International Board Member, Connecticut District 4 Administrator

May 9, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (March 15, 2013) – Little League International mourns the passing of David Ruotolo, Connecticut District 4 Administrator and a former member of the Little League International Board of Directors.

Subway Restaurants’ 2013 Buddy Badge Contest to Benefit Little League Challenger Division®

May 9, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (March 15, 2013) – Subway restaurants, the world’s largest submarine sandwich chain and official sponsor of Little League Baseball and Softball, is once again supporting the Little League Challenger Division® through the 2014 Buddy Badge design program as part of its efforts to encourage children and their families to eat healthy and lead active lives.

New SKLZ Videos Offer Training Aids for Coaches

May 9, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT (March 15, 2013) - Little League® International, in partnership with SKLZ, has posted a series of videos offering coaches’ tips and training to aid in the development and physical health of all Little League Baseball and Softball players.

2013 Little League® Rulebook Apps Now Available for Download

May 9, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT (March 15, 2013) - The 2013 Little League® Rulebook Applications provide you Little League rules in an easy to navigate interface for Baseball, Softball and Challenger. Search for rules in seconds and bookmark any page -- all from your mobile device. The app includes everything you would need to participate, join, and even establish a league!

Let’s Play: Pitch In For Baseball Strives to ‘Re-fit’ Every Local Little League Decimated by Hurricane Sandy

May 9, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (March 11, 2013) – In late October 2012, “Superstorm Sandy” slammed the Eastern seaboard of the United States, devastating communities, large and small, from the Carolinas to Maine. Many Little Leagues were in the damage path of one of the most devastating storms the U.S has ever experienced.

Louisville Slugger Recalling the Entire Current Line of OneX Fastpitch Softball Bat

May 9, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (March 5, 2013) - Little League International has been advised that Louisville Slugger is recalling the entire current line of the OneX fastpitch softball bat (all lengths and weights) from the market.

Matt Weber Named Little League Southeastern Region Assistant Director

May 9, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., (March 1, 2013) – Matt Weber has been named the Assistant Director of Little League’s Southeastern Region, it was announced by Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball. The Little League Southeastern Region Headquarters is located in Warner Robins, Ga.

Jake Hardison to Be Immortalized with Renaming of Challenger Little League Baseball World Jamboree

May 9, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (March 1, 2013) - Virginia District 8 will host the Jake Hardison Memorial Challenger Jamboree, May 10-12, 2013, at the Azalea Little League Complex in Norfolk, Va.

John Edgerle Nominated to Represent Central Region on Little League International Board of Directors

May 9, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Feb. 19, 2013) – Little League’s Central Region has nominated one of its members for election to the Little League International Board of Directors, it was announced today by Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball. The election took place recently in a vote by the region’s District Administrators.

World of Little League: New Museum, New Name, New Look

1 year 9 weeks ago

In a little more than four months, a “new” museum will open at the Little League International Complex.

To go along with the $4 million renovation of the Little League Museum, the facility now has a new name and a new logo as well. Hours of operation will be expanded, and it will be open seven days a week. more»

First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania Grants $300,000 to Little League Baseball from the Impact Fund

May 9, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Feb. 6, 2013) – The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) is proud to grant $300,000 to Little League Baseball (Little League) through the Williamsport Lycoming Impact Fund. Since its creation in 2002, the Impact Fund has granted $1,225,000.

World of Little League: New Museum, New Name, New Look

May 9, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Feb. 4, 2013) – In a little more than four months, a “new” museum will open at the Little League International Complex. To go along with the $4 million renovation of the Little League Museum, the facility now has a new name and a new logo as well. Hours of operation will be expanded, and it will be open seven days a week.

Little League Urban Initiative Announces Nine Jamboree Events

May 9, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., (Jan. 30, 2013) Since the Little League Urban Initiative decided to move its Jamboree concept from one national tournament to numerous state/regional tournaments in 2010, the initiative for boys and girls in urban neighborhoods has prospered. This year is no different with the addition of two jamborees and new venues.

Challenger Division Teams Selected for Little League Baseball World Series Exhibition Game

May 9, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Jan. 24, 2013) - The two leagues that will be sending their Challenger Division programs to the 2013 Little League Baseball World Series have been selected. Representing more than 30,000 Challenger players and more than 900 leagues worldwide will be Illinois District 13 from the Chicago area, and California District 57 from the San Francisco area.

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Stan Musial and Earl Weaver

May 9, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Jan. 20, 2012) -- Little League International mourns the passing yesterday of two greats of the game: Stan Musial and Earl Weaver.

New Little League Tee Ball Program Designed to Promote Activity, Fun and Fitness, While Teaching Fundamentals

May 9, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Jan. 18, 2013) – Children as young as four years of age are eligible to play Little League, beginning with Tee Ball.

Renovation to Lamade Stadium Extends Stadium-Style Seats to Entire Facility

May 9, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. ((May 8, 2013) – At the 2013 Little League Baseball World Series, all the seats in Howard J. Lamade Stadium will have backs, matching those in the center section of the stadium, it was announced today at Little League International.

Coaches Toolkit: A Valuable Resource For Little League Coaches and Managers

May 9, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., (Jan. 15, 2013) - The Little League Baseball and Softball Coaches Toolkit provides separate packages for baseball and softball, which include sport-specific training manuals, videos and other materials that will help both the novice and experienced coach.

Little League’s 2013 Rulebooks Now Available for Purchase

May 9, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Jan. 9, 2013) - The 2013 Little League rulebooks have arrived and are available to purchase. As in previous years, the retail price for each of the three books (Baseball, Softball and Challenger Division) is $7 each.

Little League’s 2013 Rulebooks Now Available for Purchase

January 9, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Jan. 8, 2013) - The 2013 Little League rulebooks have arrived and are available to purchase. As in previous years, the retail price for each of the three books (Baseball, Softball and Challenger Division) is $7 each.

Alpenrose Stadium, Home of the Little League Softball World Series, to Receive National Honor

May 9, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Jan. 4, 2013) - Alpenrose Stadium has been selected as the 2012 Softball Field of the Year by the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA).

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Richard Hilton, Manager of 1983 Little League Baseball World Series Champions

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Dec. 28, 2012) - Little League International mourns the passing of Richard Hilton, Sr.

Big League Softball World Series Relocating to Sussex County, Delaware

May 9, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Dec. 21, 2012) – The Executive Committee of the Little League International Board of Directors has approved relocating the Big League Softball World Series tournament to Sussex County, Delaware.

Bulletin: Significant Rule and Regulation Changes for 2013

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Dec. 12, 2012) - Little League International has announced the full list of significant changes to the rules and regulations of the program. These changes will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2013.

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Lee Bennett, Coach of the 1955 Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Dec. 13, 2012) - Little League International mourns the passing of Lee Bennett, Sr., a coach with the 1955 South Carolina Little League Baseball State Champion Cannon Street YMCA All-Star team. He was 90.

Joe Patterson Nominated to Represent Southwestern Region on Little League International Board of Directors

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Dec. 12, 2012) – Little League’s Southwestern Region has nominated one of its members for election to the Little League International Board of Directors, it was announced today by Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball. The election took place recently in a vote by the region’s District Administrators.

Little League® International and Baseball Factory Extend Partnership

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Dec. 10, 2012) – Little League International announced today the extension of their strategic partnership with Baseball Factory. A relationship that began in 2009, Little League International and Baseball Factory will provide youth players worldwide with increased player development and college recruiting opportunities.

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Kentucky District 5 Administrator Roger Romines

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Dec. 5, 2012) - Little League International mourns the passing of Kentucky District 5 Administrator Roger Romines. He was 57.

Little League International Mourns the Passing of John Schnepp

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Dec. 5, 2012) - Little League International mourns the passing of John Schnepp. He was 85.

Lycoming Students Raise Nearly $1,000 for Little League Museum’s Mascot Exhibit

1 year 19 weeks ago

Nearly $1,000 was raised to refurbish the original costume for Little League Baseball and Softball’s mascot through fund-raising events coordinated by students as part of their Business 244 Class at Lycoming College. more»

From the Heart of Little League Came Comfort for the Victims of Hurricane Sandy

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLAMSPORT, (Nov. 21, 2012) – Called a “super storm,” the “storm of the century” and the “perfect storm,” Hurricane Sandy devastated the lives of hundreds of thousands of people on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. In the wake of the destruction, individuals and communities joined by their Little League ties, banded together to offer aid, comfort and perspective.

“Big Al” Price to Host Clinic Series Designed for Rookie, Veteran Little Leagues Coaches

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Nov. 15, 2012) - Little League International and “Big Al” Price have partnered for another season of Little League Coaching Clinics.

Toys for Tots Collection Site Moves from Little League Museum Next Door to Administration Building

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Nov. 19, 2012) -- The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum may be closed, but the need for children in the community to have a good Christmas has not been forgotten by Little League Baseball and Softball.

Louisville Slugger TPX Dynasty-12 (Model: YB12D) Black/Red/Grey Fail Compliance Testing

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Nov. 20, 2012) - Little League Baseball, Incorporated has been informed that Louisville Slugger (Hillerich & Bradsby) TPX Dynasty -12 (black/red/grey) composite bat has failed recent performance standard compliance testing.

On the Road Again: Little League International Gearing Up for Little League Road Show Season

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Oct. 24, 2012) – The “Little League Road Show,” a training and education component of Little League Baseball and Softball, is gearing up for another year, and will again team with local volunteers to provide education and support to its chartered leagues through a series of clinics and seminars.
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