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Little League World Series

How Mo'ne Davis Really Felt About The Fame That Came With Being Little League's ‘It’ Girl

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 02.21.2016 | OWN

The moment she threw the final pitch at the Little League World Series in 2014, everything changed for then-13-year-old Mo'ne Davis. Not only was she ...

U.S. and Japan Score 29 Runs, Set Little League World Series Record

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.31.2015 | Sports

The Little League World Series ended on Sunday, with Japan beating the U.S. 18-11 in a wild 29-run affair in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. After finding...

Uganda And Taiwan Little League World Series Teams Show What Sports Should Really Be About

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.25.2015 | Sports

The famous Vince Lombardi line, "If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?" is often times quoted as a truism, but it's not. Winning is ...

South Carolina Team Returns to Little League World Series for First Time Since Racist Boycott in 1955

Christopher Lamb | Posted 08.25.2015 | Sports
Christopher Lamb

For all they achieved in life, or did not achieve in life, the Cannon Street all-stars continue to wonder what would have happened if bigotry had not denied them the opportunity of playing in the Little League World Series.

Little League Pitcher Totally In Awe After Giving Up Grand Slam

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 08.24.2015 | Sports

You win some, you lose some. And sure, victory is sweet, but then there are some losses where you just have to bow down and respect your opponent's ga...

To the Jackie Robinson Boys of Summer: Thanks for the Memories!

Frank Islam | Posted 04.18.2015 | Chicago
Frank Islam

With the stripping of the American little league World Series title from Jackie Robinson West, one of the happiest sports and human interest stories of the past year became one of the saddest.

Little League's First All-Black U.S. Championship Team Stripped Of Title

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 02.12.2015 | Sports

"This is a heartbreaking decision."

Before Everyone Knew an Artist Named Mo'ne

Julian McWilliams | Posted 03.16.2015 | Sports
Julian McWilliams

Mo'ne, caught the world by storm in the Little League World Series this past summer. She became the first Little League player ever to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated. Her jersey was inducted into the National Baseball Hall-of-Fame, and recently, she was named AP's "Female Athlete of The Year." But that's all a given -- you can read news-feeds for that. So let's take it a little deeper.

Sport and Society for Arete - The Year

Richard Crepeau | Posted 03.02.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

As years go, 2014 was an interesting one in the sports world. Some might characterize it as depressing while others may look back on it as exhilarating. Whatever the case may be we know that at some point in the future we will look back on the year 2014 with nostalgia.

Meet The 'Sports Kid Of The Year'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 12.01.2014 | Sports

Thanks to Mo'ne Davis, future athletes will be aspiring to "throw like a girl." Davis, the 13-year-old pitcher who was the breakout star at the 20...

Little League Champ Has Ballsy Challenge For Obama

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 11.10.2014 | Good News

Are you game, Mr. President? When the nation's championship Little League team visited the White House on Thursday, one of the players challenged B...

Jackie Robinson, Meet Jackie Robinson West. America, Meet Hope.

Frank Islam | Posted 11.09.2014 | Chicago
Frank Islam

Now, we are in the month of September, and the glory days of these young boys of summer are slowly slipping away. The question is whether this unexpected moment of hope can be captured, sustained and converted to others.

Mayor Emanuel's Love for JRW's Team, Not Neighborhoods

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 10.27.2014 | Chicago
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

During their run, commentators across the country noted that the Jackie Robinson West Little League team, which is composed entirely of African-American players, hails from the city's South and Southwest Sides. Many of these neighborhoods have not received the same love from Emanuel that he has heaped on the young players.

Yes, Race In The Little League World Series Matters

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 08.26.2014 | Black Voices

Before Jackie Robinson West players took this year's Little League World Series by storm, it had been 31 years since an all-black team had participate...

Mo'ne Davis, Throw #LikeAGirl

Crystal Cheatham | Posted 10.25.2014 | Women
Crystal Cheatham

If anyone has reshaped what it means to throw like a girl it is Mo'ne Davis. Applauded by a growing national fan base, the 12-year-old athlete has done her fair share to shake off the hater-ade surrounding the phrase "like a girl."

Sport and Society for Arete -- Little League World Series

Richard Crepeau | Posted 10.25.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

Two questions appeared in almost every discussion of the new Baseball Commissioner. Can baseball reconnected with the youth of America? Can baseball attract African American players to the game?

With Youth Baseball Participation Declining, Pitch In for Baseball Seeks to Give Kids the Tools Necessary to Play

Alicia Jessop | Posted 10.25.2014 | Sports
Alicia Jessop

With the costs of baseball soaring and participation in America's pastime declining, one man has set out to give children around the world an opportunity to enjoy baseball by providing them with free baseball equipment.

Mo'ne Davis -- Four Success Tips For Girls From a Young Baseball Ace

Helen Drinan | Posted 10.25.2014 | Parents
Helen Drinan

Mo'ne Davis has accomplished so very much at the young age 13. So what can we learn from her steadfast competition and humble nature? A lot. Here is a list of four things that I believe girls can learn about leadership and success from this inspiring athlete.

Why We Need Little League

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 10.22.2014 | Sports
Helene Cohen Bludman

When this kid is a 13-year-old girl pitching her way into the history books in a field of dreams, we are euphoric. She is one of ours. Such is life this week in Philadelphia.

The Little League World Series Is Everything That Is Right About Sports

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.22.2014 | Sports

Hey, is this heaven? No, it's South Williamsport. Every August 16 youth baseball teams from around the globe descend on Howard J. Lamade Stadium i...

Social Media Freakout and Mo'Ne Mania

Beverly Macy | Posted 10.21.2014 | Sports
Beverly Macy

It's the hottest sports story this summer. Mo'Ne Davis, the 13-year-old baseball pitching sensation from Philly, throws a mean 70 mph pitch and just made the SI cover as the first Little Leaguer ever!

A League of Her Own

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Edith Houghton liked to call herself the first female solo scout for major league baseball. She was a scout for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1946 to 1951. And Effa Manley was a pioneer in baseball at a time when women were nonexistent in sports and blacks still had few rights,

WATCH: Little Leaguer Shuts Down Anchor Questioning His Size

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.20.2014 | Sports

He may be only 5 feet tall "with his spikes on," but there's power in his game. And oh, what an explosive power it is. So says Presley Smith, a pla...

When a Little League Injury Is a Major League Problem

Don G. Aaron, Jr., M.D. | Posted 10.12.2014 | Sports
Don G. Aaron, Jr., M.D.

Kids as young as six and seven now routinely play one sport all year round, not just to the detriment of their experience, but increasingly at their physical peril.

Remember the 1955 Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars

Christopher Lamb | Posted 10.12.2014 | Sports
Christopher Lamb

In 2002, several members of the Cannon Street all-stars returned to Williamsport and were presented with a banner proclaiming them the 1955 State Champions of South Carolina.