Little League International President and CEO Steve Keener went live on Facebook Thursday to formally cancel the 2020 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, along with the other six divisional World Series events.
With the cancellation also comes the cancellation of the 2020 MLB Little League Classic between the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles. The MLB remains committed to the 2021 game in Williamsport.
Little League is also crediting $1.2 million of paid affiliation fees. Keener is optimistic local little league seasons would still be able to be played, dependent on how states – and countries – open up from social distancing guidelines. Those seasons, however, won’t conclude with a World Series in 2020.front office sports
COVID-19 has taken many things away from us. Major league sports are still up in the air and even local leagues have cancelled summer plans to play. The Little League World Series is just another victim but this one hurts.
Every year we look to the L.L.W.S. for future stars and the funny, caring moments that the games provide.An average of one million-plus tuned in to watch the 2018 Little League Baseball World Series. The championship game drew the highest audience since 2015, with over three million viewers worldwide. Below are some great moments of previous years.
FRIENDS FOREVER SPEECH
I HIT DINGERS – BIG AL
SOUTHEAST TYING H.R.
FIRST H.R. OF THE 2019 L.L.W.S.
COACH NEEDS HELP GETTING BACK UP
We’ll see you next year boys, 2021 will be a year to watch for the next round of baseball superstars.