Little League® International celebrates National Little League Week (the second full week of June) with the annual Little League Baseball® World Series Luncheon. This year’s luncheon, held on June 15, featured Frank Coonelly, President of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who assisted with the first-round pairings for the 2017 Little League Baseball® World Series, as well as the Team Hosts drawing for their Regional Champions for the year.
The full schedule, bracket, and all information about the 2017 Little League Baseball World Series can be found on LLBWS.org.
The Road to Williamsport is officially underway as eight teams from around the world and eight teams from the United States compete for a chance to represent their region over the next eight weeks. Learn more about the Region Tournament dates and locations.
The Little League International Tournament is the premier baseball and softball tournament in all of youth sports. Amateur athletes from ages 11 to 16 will compete for championship banners in seven divisions: Little League Baseball (10- to 12-year-olds), Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball (11- to 13-year-olds), Junior League Baseball (12- to 14-year-olds), Senior League Baseball (13- to 16-year-olds), Little League Softball® (10- to 12-year-olds), Junior League Softball (12- to 14-year-olds), Senior League Softball (13- to 16-year-old). The Little League World Series schedule kicks off with the Senior League Baseball World Series in Easley, S.C., on July 29 and ends with the Little League Baseball World Series Championship Game in South Williamsport, Pa., on August 27.
All 32 games of the 71st Little League Baseball World Series will be televised by the ESPN family of networks or ABC – starting with the first game between the Latin America Region and Mexico Region on Thursday, August 17 at 1 p.m. on ESPN, and concluding with the Little League Baseball World Series Championship Game on Sunday, August 27 at 3 p.m. on ABC.
In addition to the 32 Little League Baseball World Series games, more than 90 Little League games will be televised on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, and WatchESPN, including all the championship games from the six other Little League Baseball and Little League Softball World Series tournaments. The Longhorn Network will also televise 14 games from the Little League Baseball Southwest Region Tournament and both the Little League Softball Southwest Region Semifinals and Championship Game. All coverage is subject to change. Learn more about the schedules of all the Little League Baseball and Softball World Series.
This year’s Little League Baseball World Series will once again feature the Little League Baseball World Series Challenger Exhibition Game, where teams from Freehold Township, N.J., and Riverside, R.I., will take the field. The game will take place on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 10:30 a.m. at Volunteer Stadium, and air live on Northeastern Pennsylvania’s and the Central Susquehanna Valley’s PBS Station, WVIA, thanks to the generous support of the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. The game will also be streamed on the WatchESPN app.
Highlights from all 137 televised games will be available at Videos.LittleLeague.org, along with video features, historic moments, and more.
WRAK (1200 AM/1400 AM/94.9 FM) in Williamsport will broadcast all games of the 2017 Little League Baseball World Series. WRAK is the flagship station for the English-speaking radio broadcasts of the World Series. The station has broadcast the World Series every year since its inception in 1947.