Friday, March 10, 2017

Pirates, Cardinals to Play “mlb Little League Classic” at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field

Williamsport, PA - The Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals will play a special regular season game to celebrate youth baseball during the 2017 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on Sunday, August 20th, Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) jointly announced today. The game will air nationally on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” and ESPN Radio at 7:00 p.m. (ET).

MLB and the MLBPA will host the “MLB Little League Classic,” in which the Pirates will be the home team, at a renovated BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field, the home of the Class-A Williamsport Crosscutters of the NY-Penn League. To start the day, Major Leaguers will attend Little League World Series games as a unified demonstration of their passion and commitment to helping grow the game at the youth level. This day-long baseball celebration culminates later that night, when the Pirates and Cardinals host Little Leaguers and their families at the MLB Little League Classic.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Flashback Friday - Czech Republic Wins Its Way to the Country’s First-Ever Little League Baseball® World Series Appearance

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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (July 22, 2013) – The South Moravia Little League from the Czech Republic won the European and Africa Region Championship, besting the Italy team from Emilia Little League, 3-0, at Edward Piszek Stadium at the Little League® European Headquarters in Kutno, Poland, on Saturday, July 20. This will be the initial appearance for the Czech Republic in the 67-year history of the Little League Baseball® World Series. Thanks to its strong relationship with the Confederation of European Baseball, Little League has seen solid growth in Europe in recent years.

For the first time since 2001, there will be two countries making their World Series debut this August in South Williamsport. Czech Republic joins Perth Metro Central Little League team from Perth, Australia as the second Little League team to represent its country. Perth Metro Central won the championship for the newly formed Australia Region on June 5. Australia and the Czech Republic will be the 27th and 28th countries to make it to the Little League Baseball World Series.

Flashback Friday 2015 - Red Land's Cole Wagner slides home with inside the park home run

Safe at Home! Was this really an inside the park home run? (WOL
South Williamsport, PA - We could not find the box scores to check to see if Cole Wagner was credited with a home run or a hit and error.

World of Little League® Museum Offering Behind-the-Scenes Tours at Open House on April 1

Vice President and Executive Director of the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum Lance Van Auken gives tour a tour
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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – 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.

Visitors will get exclusive access to the Dr. Creighton J. Hale International Grove, Volunteer Stadium, and Howard J. Lamade Stadium.  

As a part of the museum’s annual Open House, two full-complex tours are scheduled to begin in front of the museum at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., respectively. There is no fee for the guided tour and admission to the World of Little League Museum is free that day.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

CBC Sports to Provide Comprehensive Coverage of the Little League Baseball® Canada Region Tournament Until 2020

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South Williamsport, PA – 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. The four-year agreement begins with the 2017 tournament in Medicine Hat, AB this August, and continues through 2020, providing fans unprecedented coverage of Canada’s road to Williamsport.

Friday, February 17, 2017

2017 Little League® Challenger Division Exhibition Game Teams Announced

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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – 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.

Game will take place at the Little League International Complex in South Williamsport, Pa., on Saturday, August 26, at 10:30 a.m.

“The Challenger Division Exhibition Game is one of the highlight events held each year during Championship Weekend at the Little League Baseball World Series and we are excited to welcome these two programs to participate this year,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO. “We are looking forward to the opportunity to share this exciting day with all of the coaches, players, buddies, parents, and volunteers of each of the programs and hope they have a chance to enjoy their Little League World Series experience.”