Friday, November 14, 2008

Not-So-Little League

In a move that ensures the future of giant baseball bats, Little League World Series teams now sign giant bats. Brings a tear to your eye, no?

"Waipio [Hawaii] players signed a giant bat after yesterday's win - AP, 8/26/08"

Monday, November 03, 2008

Poppy Bush, Barbara, Little League Giant Bat

Dr. Creighton J. Hale, then president and chief executive officer of Little League Baseball and Softball, poses for a photo with President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush at a 1989 White House ceremony honoring Little League’s 50th anniversary. Hundreds of Little Leaguers and Little League officials attended the event on the South Lawn. A few days later, President and Mrs. Bush, along with Dr. Hale, traveled to Poland to personally deliver the first charter certificates to Little Leagues behind the former Iron Curtain. Dr. Hale remains a member of the Little League International Board of Directors, as well as a trustee of the Little League Foundation. Photo courtesy of the George Bush Presidential Library.