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LITTLE LEAGUE® FAST FACTS

  1. Founded in 1939 by Carl E. Stotz.
  2. Headquartered in South Williamsport, Pa. on the 72-acre Little League® International Complex,
  3. with five regional offices in the United States and four internationally.
  4. 2.4 million boys and girls play Little League, worldwide.
  5. Little Leaguers® ages range from 4 to 18.
  6. Little League is played in more than 80 countries and in all 50 states.
  7. Former Little League President and CEO and current Little League International Board of
  8. Directors Member, Dr. Creighton J. Hale helped develop the double-ear flap batter’s helmet,catcher’s helmet, chest protector with throat guard and the non-wood baseball bat.
  9. Little League organizes nine World Series. The oldest is the Little League Baseball® World Series inWilliamsport, Pa., first played in 1947. The newest is the Little League Intermediate (50/70) BaseballDivision in Livermore, Calif., first played in 2013.
  10. Little League Baseball World Series moved to South Williamsport in 1959 when LamadeStadium was opened. Prior to that, World Series games were held at “Original Field” on 4th Streetin Williamsport, which is still in use today.
  11. The first Little League Softball® World Series was held in 1974.
  12. In 2011, the Little League Baseball World Series Total Attendance record was set at 410,905 fans
  13. The first Little League Baseball World Series night game was Aug. 24, 1992
  14. Little League mascot, Dugout, was created by Disney “Imagineers” and debuted at the 1985Little League World Series.
  15. The first official Little League commemorative pin was created in 1983 and was in the form of ahot air balloon, a staple attraction of the World Series during that time.
  16. In 1948, U.S. Rubber, the maker of Keds, became Little League’s first national sponsor.
  17. The 2014 College World Series and Women’s College World Series featured many former playersfrom Little League World Series tournaments, including Stephen Smith (Texas Tech University, 2007Little League Baseball World Series); Hannah Rogers (University of Florida, 2005 Junior LeagueSoftball World Series); Jackie Traina (University of Alabama, 2003 Little League Softball World Series,2006 Junior League Softball World Series); Ryan Iamurri (University of Alabama, 2003 Little LeagueSoftball World Series, 2006 Junior League Softball World Series); Megan Thomas (University ofLouisiana-Lafayette, 2005 Little League Softball World Series); Marie Hoag (University of LouisianaLafayette,2005 Little League Softball World Series); Sara Beth Toben (Baylor University, 2008 LittleLeague Softball World Series).
  18. As of 2013, there are 47 members of the Little League Hall of Excellence. Mike Mussina will be the 48th when he enshrined at the 2014 Little League Baseball World Series on Sunday, Aug. 24.
  19. Notable Alumni Include five out of the six members of the 2014 National Baseball Hall of FameClass (Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas, and Joe Torre) and the following:
    (* denotes a Hall of Excellence member).
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*
    Jason Aldean
    Elizabeth Banks
    President George W. Bush*
    Vice President Joe Biden*
    Tom Brady
    Bill Bradley*
    Steve Carell
    Kevin Costner*
    Bryan Cranston
    Austin Dillon
    Chris Drury* Little League Board Member
    Josh Elliot
    Tony Hawk
    Derek Jeter
    John Krasinski
    Kevin Love
    B.J. Novak
    Kyle Petty*
    Vice President Dan Quayle*
    Mariano Rivera
    Nolan Ryan*
    Adam Sandler
    Mike Schmidt*
    Bruce Springsteen*
    Julia Stiles
    Dick Vitale*
    Michelle Wie
    George Will*
    Bruce Willis
    Russell Wilson
    Carl Yastrzemski
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