With his Missouri team trailing Pennsylvania, 14-0, in the third inning of their Little League World Series game, Missouri pitcher Mekhi Garrard decided to enjoy the show.
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Rob Manfred this week said his primary focus since assuming the head chair at MLB's dinner table was to indeed improve ways the game might reach young minds. He wants to inspire them, compel them to follow baseball and have them fall in love with the game. Is he fighting a losing battle?
The Little League World Series U.S. champion banner that arrived this week and reportedly will be officially presented to Mountain Ridge on July 6, to hang somewhere in the city where locals and victors alike can view it, has no reasonable place here.
Washington Nationals all-star outfielder Bryce Harper, a Las Vegas native, and members of the Mountain Ridge Little League team threw out the first pitches before Friday’s UNLV baseball season opener.
Little League International stripped from Jackie Robinson West the U.S. championship it won by beating Mountain Ridge 7-5 in August and awarded the title to the Las Vegas team. It is an empty gesture that is neither deserved nor, by most, welcomed.
Little League Baseball on Wednesday stripped Jackie Robinson West of Chicago of its U.S. championship for using ineligible players last summer.
Little League International is investigating charges that Jackie Robinson West, the all-black team from the South Side of Chicago that beat Las Vegas’ Mountain Ridge 7-5 in the U.S. Championship in August, broke residency rules to build a stacked roster.
No one in the sports world had heard of the 2014 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year until August. That’s when 13-year-old Mo’ne Davis became an instant celebrity as she took the mound in the Little League World Series and mowed down batter after batter, giving “throw like a girl” a whole new meaning.
The transition from fame to normalcy continues for Kryszczuk and his Mountain Ridge Little League teammates, who on Saturday morning were honored by the city at their home park with an impressive wall, which will forever commemorate the team’s run to the United States championship game in Williamsport, Pa.
The jersey worn by Mo’ne Davis at the Little League World Series is headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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