Little League World Series and Regional Tournaments canceled as well

Of course, it does not come as a surprise anymore but it is disappointing nevertheless. Tonight, Little League Baseball announced it has canceled the Little League World Series and Regional Tournaments as well due to the coronavirus. For the first time since its induction in 1947, there will be no tournament held. Also, the Little …

Today in baseball: Girls allowed to play Little League

Today, 46 years ago, a decision by a hearing examiner for the New Jersey Civil Rights Division, will allow girls to play in Little League Baseball from now on. In 1972, Little League Baseball had ruled that a 12-year old girl, named Maria Pepe, was not allowed to play in Little League Baseball, a boys …

Curaçao heads to Little League World Series final

It was a close call as Japan threatened in the sixth inning with runners in scoring position but the tiny Caribbean island managed to keep Japan at bay and advance to the Little League finals, where it will meet the winner of the game between the US Southwest region and West region.  Thanks to an …

Curaçao beats Australia in 3.5 innings in Little League World Series opener

In the opening game of the 2019 Little League World Series in Williamsport PA, the Caribbean champions, Curaçao needed less than four innings to beat Australia in the World Group. in 3.5 innings, Curaçao beat the Aussies 11-0. The eleven runs Curaçao scored came on ten hits and three walks. Of those ten hits, only …

Charm offensive by MLB

Major League Baseball announced that regular season games will precede tournaments like the 2019 NCAA College World Series. This game will be a regular season game. The Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals will face each other in the week the College World Series opens at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha. The Tigers-Royals game would …

Williamsport Crosscutters to host MLB game

BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field will be home to the MLB Little League Classic, a regular season game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates. As you may know, Williamsport is home to the Little League World Series. It was in March 2017 that the MLB Little League Classic was announced. MLB …

Jackie Robinson West stripped from American title

This morning I wrote that Jackie Robinson West might have been cheating. Chicago Little League would consider what to do. I wrote "To be continued". Talk about continuation. Jackie Robinson West was stripped from its American title by Little League baseball. What was the reason for this decision? In December 2014 accusations were made about …

Little League’s own “deflate gate”?

On the website of ESPN there is an article about an alleged scam by the 2014 winner of the Little League World Series American Title, Great Lakes (Jackie Robinson West). The team is accused by an official with a suburban athletic organization of violating residency rules by bringing in suburban players to improve its roster. …

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