16 Facts About Little League


Little League Baseball and Softball is a 501 nonprofit organization based in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States, that organizes local youth baseball and softball leagues throughout the United States and the rest of the world.

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Little League began experimenting with his idea in the summer of 1938 when he gathered his nephews, Jimmy and Major Gehron, and their neighborhood friends.

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In 1974, Little League rules were revised to allow participation by girls in the baseball program following the result of a lawsuit filed by the National Organization for Women on behalf of Maria Pepe.

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Each summer, Little League operates seven World Series tournaments at various locations throughout the U S .

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Little League is forced to quit after just one season because a new rule, known as the Tubby Rule, is created to bar girls from participation.

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Little League executives invited the Cannon Street All-Stars as guests to attend the tournament in which they were barred from playing.

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Little League International completes renovation of its administration building in South Williamsport.

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Little League Baseball has several baseball divisions based on age.

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Major divisions of Little League Baseball have their own World Series format as follows:.

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In 2012, Little League announced plans to add a new division of play for the 2013 season, the Little League Intermediate Division.

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Little League holds a World Series in this level of play, officially called the Intermediate Little League World Series, in Livermore, California.

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Little League introduced the Challenger Division in 1989 to provide opportunities for children with physical and intellectual challenges to participate in the Little League program.

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Little League Baseball has several softball divisions for girls and boys, based on age.

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Unlike Major League Baseball and most other sports such as football, soccer, and basketball, the official rules of Little League Baseball are available to the general public only by a $20 online subscription or as a $7 printed edition.

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Little League has been criticized for requiring payment to view its rules.

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In 2017, the Major and Minor levels of Little League Baseball aligned with an MLB rule and now allow the pitcher to intentionally walk a batter simply by declaration, though four pitches are added to the pitcher's overall pitch count.

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