The history and visibility of Little League Baseball and Softball has left an indelible mark on youth sport participation in America and throughout the world. Little League Baseball and Softball is a nonprofit organization based in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Little League, and its premier annual event the Little League World Series, is widely recognized as being the most visible producer of youth baseball and softball. Though Little League has maintained a strong presence as a preeminent provider of youth sport opportunities, it has gone through various changes since the league's inception.

Little League's origin dates back to 1939, when it was founded by Carl Stotz as a boys-only youth baseball league. Since its inception, Little League has experienced dramatic change, including expanded program offerings and diversity ...

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