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Little League World Series

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

Frank Islam | Posted 09.10.2014 | 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 08.27.2014 | 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.

Jackie Robinson West Returns To Hero's Welcome In Chicago

AP | DON BABWIN AND CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 08.27.2014 | Sports

CHICAGO (AP) -- The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should. Free of graffiti and ...

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 08.25.2014 | 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 08.25.2014 | 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 08.25.2014 | 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 08.25.2014 | 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.

People Care More About This Little League Team Than The City's Pro Sports Teams

AP | Posted 08.24.2014 | Sports

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago is gearing up to cheer on the hottest sports team in town at the moment. The buzz in the nation's third largest city isn't ...

This Little League Team Has Become The Pride Of An Entire City

AP | Posted 08.23.2014 | Sports

CHICAGO (AP) -- The success that a baseball team from Chicago's South Side has had at the Little League World Series is giving the whole city somethin...

Why We Need Little League

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 08.22.2014 | 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.

Little League Team's Incredible Run Continues With Thrilling Win

AP | JOHN KEKIS | Posted 08.22.2014 | Sports

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- Chicago manager Darold Butler has a message for the Windy City. "Keep cheering," Butler said Thursday night after t...

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 08.21.2014 | 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 08.21.2014 | 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,

'Mo'ne Didn't Have Her A Game Today'

AP | JOHN KEKIS | Posted 08.21.2014 | Sports

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Mo'ne Davis didn't have her best stuff when she and her Philadelphia teammates needed it most, and Las Vegas took adv...

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...

Meet The Biggest Stars At The Little League World Series

AP | JOHN McGONIGAL | Posted 08.18.2014 | Sports

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — An African-American female pitcher from Philadelphia and a team from Chicago have created a buzz at the Little League...

Why Everyone Is Buzzing Over This Little League World Series Team

AP | FRED GOODALL | Posted 08.14.2014 | Sports

Win or lose, youngsters from Chicago will leave a lasting impression on the Little League World Series. The Jackie Robinson West team is comprised ...

When a Little League Injury Is a Major League Problem

Don G. Aaron, Jr., M.D. | Posted 08.12.2014 | 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 08.12.2014 | 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.

Meet The Girl Reshaping Little League, One 70 MPH Fastball At A Time

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.18.2014 | Sports

Mo'Ne Davis throws like a girl -- which is to say, she throws better than most of her peers, nearly all of whom are men. Davis, a 13-year-old Littl...

Your Kid Hates Little League

Galanty Miller | Posted 05.25.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

We're nearing that time of year again, when the snow melts away, the sun comes out from hiding and millions of children around the country think, "Shit, am I gonna have to play Little League?"

Little League Champions!

AP | By JOHN KEKIS | Posted 10.25.2013 | Sports

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The victory lap around Lamade Stadium never gets old for Japan, nor does the players' ritual of scooping up some souv...

LLWS: Mexico, Connecticut Combine For 29 Runs

AP | JOHN KEKIS | Posted 08.25.2013 | Sports

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- After Mexico defeated Connecticut by a run in the Little League World Series consolation game, the teams shook hands and de...