Latest Youth baseball News

Man pleads guilty to crashing into bleachers, killing man

Apr. 26, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A driver who crashed into bleachers at a youth baseball game, killing a 76-year-old man, pleaded guilty to manslaughter, driving under the influence and reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon on Tuesday. Jonathan Burt, 31, of Lisbon, was sentenced in...

LEADING OFF: MLB celebrates Robinson 75 years after debut

Apr. 14, 2022 21:46 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around baseball Friday: ___ JACKIE ROBINSON DAY Players across the majors will don Jackie Robinson's No. 42 — and all of them in Dodger blue this year — for the 75th anniversary of Robinson's big league debut. ...

Field of Dreams owners plan huge baseball/softball complex

Apr. 14, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) — The new owners of the “Field of Dreams” site in Iowa plan to use $80 million in private investment to make the popular tourist attraction a destination for youth baseball and softball tournaments. The Des Moines Register reports that Go the Distance said...

Trio reminisces about 1964 Little League All Stars team

Mar. 06, 2022 00:03 AM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — As three gentlemen just past retirement age waited patiently near a rusting backstop, a feisty and short-legged dog happily rolled in the outfield grass. The infield, minus bases or anything resembling a pitcher’s mound, looked as if groundhogs and...

Sad, not shocked: MLB fans take gut-punch of canceled games

Mar. 02, 2022 03:09 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Nathan Rueckert's personal finances are loosely tied to Major League Baseball, thanks to the 20 years or so he has spent building his company that produces hand-crafted artwork catered to fans. That's not why Tuesday was a very bad day. At heart,...