Little League World Series Returns In August

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Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on August 19, 2023. courtesy Visit PA

Get ready for the ultimate showdown as young athletes from around the world gather for the highly anticipated 2024 Little League World Series. This annual baseball tournament, held August 14th-25th, showcases the remarkable talent and competitive spirit of players aged 10 to 12. With teams representing countries from every corner of the globe, the Little League World Series is a true celebration of international sportsmanship. From the powerhouse teams of Japan and the United States to the underdogs from Latin America and Europe, these young athletes will leave it all on the field in pursuit of victory.

The Little League World Series follows a unique format and structure that sets it apart from other baseball tournaments. The tournament features two divisions: the International Division and the United States Division. Teams compete in regional tournaments to qualify for the Little League World Series, with each region sending its champion to represent them in Williamsport.

The tournament not only focuses on the on-field competition but also emphasizes the values of sportsmanship, teamwork, and fair play. Little League International has implemented various rules and regulations to ensure a level playing field and maintain the integrity of the tournament. The format and structure of the Little League World Series provide a thrilling and fair platform for young athletes to showcase their skills and compete at the highest level.

Some memorable players to play in the Little League World series:

  • Did you know that Bruce Springsteen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Ben and Casey Affleck as well as Brad Pitt all played in the Little League World Series?
  • National Football League player Matt Cassel
  • Mo’ne Davis was one of two girls who played in the 2014 Little League World Series and was the first girl to earn a win and to throw a shutout in Little League World Series history.
  • And of course there are some famous MLB names you might recognize: 
  • Wilson Álvarez
  • Jim Barbieri
  • Jason Bay
  • Derek Bell
  • Cody Bellinger
  • Lloyd McClendon
  • Gary Sheffield
  • Jason Varitek

So make plans now to head to Williamsport on a Southern Airways Express flight and see this year’s pageantry celebrating youth baseball at the Little League World Series.