is a team sport, in which a ball is thrown by a player called a pitcher
and hit by another player with a bat. Scoring involves running and
touching four bases on the ground. Baseball is a very popular sport in the United
States and is often called the "national pastime" As a result it has
become a very popular sport for our young children.
Baseball is a team sport it is a game that will allow your child to
achieve personal gratification. It will challenge them towards
perfection of physical skills. The very nature of the game proves to
them that there is always another chance for success. Baseball
establishes the values of teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play.
is the name of a non-profit organization in the United States that organizes local children's baseball
and softball leagues. It was established, in 1939 by Carl Stotz,
as a three-team league in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Today here are
millions of Little League players in the United states as well as other
countries around the world. The purpose of Little League, other than
fun, is to teach children about teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play.
Little League welcomes
both boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 18. Boys play baseball
and girls play softball. These "little leagues" are divided into four
groups based on the age of the children playing and their baseball
skills. The divisions are Little league ( Tee Ball, Minor League and
Major League), Junior league, Senior league and Big league. The
age-cutoffs between divisions may differ slightly from district to
The most important event in the
Little League calendar is the annual Little League World Series.
Tournaments are held throughout the USA and it's territories as well as
across the rest of the world.