Friday, June 13, 2014


Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO (Photo Courtesy of Little League Baseball)
South Williamsport, PA - As Little League® celebrates its 75th Anniversary, it is now known how the final celebration, the 2014 Little League Baseball® World Series, will begin. On Wednesday, June 11, at Little League Headquarter, Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO, announced the pairings and schedule of this year’s Little League Baseball World Series, taking place Aug. 14-24 at Howard J. Lamade and Volunteer Stadiums.

And, for the second year in a row, one of those teams has already won their way to the World Series. Perth Metro Northern Little League will represent the Australia Region, winning their championship game on Sunday, June 8 (click here for the official release). Seven other teams from around the world and eight teams from the United States will compete for a chance to represent their region over the next eight weeks. Learn more about the Region Tournament dates and locations.

“This year’s Little League Baseball World Series is really the exclamation point on the end of a year of celebrations for our 75th Anniversary” said Mr. Keener. “We are looking forward to not only the Little League Baseball World Series, but all nine of our World Series events, with some of the best youth baseball and softball competition in the world.”

The Little League International Tournament is the premier baseball and softball tournament in all of youth sports. Boys and girls from ages 11 to 18 will compete for championship banners in nine divisions: Little League Baseball (11-12-year-olds), Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball (11-13-year-olds), Junior League Baseball (12-14-year-olds), Senior League Baseball (13-16-year-olds), Little League Softball® (11-12-year-old girls), Junior League Softball (12-14-year-old girls), Senior League Softball (13-16-year-old girls), and Big League Softball (14-18-year-old girls). The Little League World Series schedule kicks off with the Big League Baseball World Series in Easley, S.C. on July 23 and ends with the Little League Baseball World Series Championship Game in South Williamsport, Pa., on August 24.