LLWS 2021 Greatest Plays (2023)


top plays of 2021 llws and regionals


Sharp innings- and he rolls this one up- the middle daval slides to the base.

Oh, he got him the double the left in the first, the rbi single, the opposite way and now a smash to setter.

If lucio makes the catch.

Oh boy, I mean lucia, just showing off the athleticism out there in center field, that ball's hit.

That ball is hit to short fielded by pearson nice play and that one's in the hole no way up quickly coming up again bryan for a long time is right, tyler fitzgerald! Next, up he's going to front this is check out my boy, x's reactions, beauty of baseball is you can play at any size.

This is going to be a tough one because he can move from his knees.

Nice job hunter nepal.

What a play this ball driven into left center field, we're going over.

He makes a great catch because he's gavin weir and of course he does just when you think the game is not going to find him because he's not pitching.

He hasn't hit a home run, yet he makes a beautiful catch 3-2! Oh, he got one to hit this one is driven deep to center.

Patok young is at the wall.

Oh, he robs him on a home run the hawaii defense.

Does it again two teams from each region qualified on the ground? Let's see clay goes down, gets up nice play, he got him number.

Nine hitter is jackson, shufelt he's the right fielder two for seven.

This could be a double play, they'll flip to second to first.

Yes, maggard and clay work it and they need that they avoid the top of the order that one is hammered at short, fielded and fires to first double play, tristan lucier, who we've talked about? Did it himself he got jammed here comes maddox.

He feels it fair from his knees throws to first danny two weeks away from his family and his older sister.

No, oh, that ball's ripped behind the plate, the guy behind the plate.

Oh now he's in center tough play.

Oh, what up home and again, like I said, breaker ball on the ground.

Nice knock down.

Can he get across the diamond picked on the other end on the ground? Two is right: what a play? Mccarthy, what a pick on the other end outstanding there! You go right back at you, and that is a good athlete field in position.

Number one and you'll see the short stop.

Sometimes too 2-2 right back at you.

What a start for ryan keanu a lying shot right back, he's glad to cook one up for x for kp for whoever up in a booth mike.

You need one as long as we can then get the burgers to the kids, so kp you're, a pretty heavy hitter around here, see what you can do.

How about this? The only guy that's going to make this play is a left-handed first baseman is the right hand at first base irma's down at second the next one.

This one is gonna, be a fair ball tailing towards the line we lost.

A cleat in the process to continue to score runs on their end, plays de santo out to right center field in a water- oh, my goodness christopher tenero, who wants some ice cream.

One hopper fielded wow, here's another chance on a slow roller, tough play, pitcher good play! Dominic roma has proven to be heyman end of dominic's favorite player.

Skyler vinson floats one to right, nice catch out there, gavin saylor came on isaac mora first bit swinging deep center field, nice running catch crew brown can go, get it.

He made a fine play, so did gavin saylor first pitch swinging on a line to center and jacob ferkis makes the catch a set fly to the left, another great play by the shortstop yeah.

I thought it was a little weird shepler kind of calling timeout and waiting for the planes to go by franco, leone down the right field line, diving catch is made by weaver, now put a star next to that, get another look at mulatto and he is a second pitch swing.

It's a deep to center field.

What a catch incredible say: special thanks to all the volunteers here in town, liner, levinson with a great catch, and that's a good piece of hitting into right.

Oh what a catch by jew johnston and having to go back and not able to score from whatever he calls.

It has so much side to side movement he throws it here.

Gets to second case in mediger throws to first and gorset state on the bag.

You gotta credit more of her talk about that in the option over there, who's gonna get it nice job isaac, mora, buried.

It levi cornett got back to first base to get maddox jones isaac swinging at the first pitch is mo.

This could be a tough play.

Oh my goodness, lucas farter has the double play and michigan gets off the field.

That is one of the prettier plays one ball two strikes and this one on the ground could be two van bell gets.

It throws in time big double play as farner hits van bell, who throws to the forest and a 6-4 double triple homer.

That's on the ground, hard! Oh, yes, you did carl carlson catch that or did it catch kai.

I think that face tells you all you're gonna need to know about that.

So excited thing was smoked on the ground is short, maybe two, the flip, the flow to first, it's this one to the right side.


This ball hit well to left great catch.

Two balls two strikes her back to the pitcher nice diving, stop stabs it throw to the plate.

Guerra is going to be out double play and he socks that to left field and it's going to be down the right side, great effort, standing play headed to center field and come on 0-2 ground ball club by the second baseman lopez.

Deep in the hole blows, got it what a hose but because we didn't have the regional round, that's as far as it went from his knees, ben there's, a ground ball backhanded by the second baseman, throw to first and a pitch added to the pitch count, and that ball is hit hard to right field in the left center.

That's going to get down ground ball up the middle.

That's a base hit to center field! No, it's not! It's! A great force play away ground ball.

Second, baseman farrell got him towards center field and caught wasn't easy as it back in towards center field, dropping great catch central region toward right field down the line.

Dylan brandon perez trying to work out of this jam here with one down ground ball hit.

The second mora flips to short for one turn around to first double play the 4-6.

That was another one of my fondest memories being able to get to do that good bunt here to mayo what a play by the pitcher threatening again here in the fourth that one is lifted out into deep left center field catches made by heights tagging from third here's the play, damien gregory will try to get things started a little dribbler to the left side, throw from his wallet beautiful play by connolly.

What a play for nebraska on the ground sharply deep in the hole backhanded meadows.

You bet got it: oh, my! What a throw with this cohen, raider cat shut him down so far popped up long run.

Diving again, did he do it again? Are you kidding swinging at the first pitch is mult.

This could be a tough play.

Oh my goodness, lucas farter has the double play and michigan gets off.

The field that is one of the prettier plays logie goes the other way he told us he hit singles and there it is going from first to third and jones will be tagged out.

Rausch gets in behind and will advance on the second and just like a bronx bomber he's swinging on the first pitch, but a terrific diving catch by maxwell smith to end the end.

He was.


Who was the best player from the 2021 Little League World Series? ›

Gavin Weir, CF/1B/P, South Dakota

Weir may be the best player in the history of the LLWS, and that isn't hyperbole. The 12-year-old's stats are otherworldly, including seven no-hitters in the eight games in which he has pitched on his way to the Seaver Division finale. You read that correctly.

How many perfect games have been thrown in the LLWS? ›

Ángel Macías threw the first and, to date, only perfect game in an LLWS championship.

Who will win Little League World Series 2021? ›

Michigan defeats Ohio, 5-2, to win the 2021 Little League Baseball® World Series Championship.

Which region has won the most LLWS? ›

California leads the pack with seven LLWS championships. Six of those have come from Southern California teams, while Campbell earned one for Northern California in 1962. The state's most recent winner came from Huntington Beach in 2011.

Has there ever been a perfect game in the Little League World Series? ›

Normally an ambidextrous pitcher, Mr. Macias chose to only use his right arm that day, retiring all 18 batters in order with 11 strikeouts to record the first ever perfect game in the Little League World Series final, and it remains the only one to occur in the championship game.

Who is the favorite in Little League World Series? ›

Hawaii is the class of the United States bracket and the favorite to meet the winner of the International bracket in the finals of this year's Little League World Series.

What was the fastest pitch in the Little League World Series history? ›

2001 Little League World Series

With his high leg kick and a fastball that reached a top speed of 76 miles per hour (122 km/h)—the equivalent, for that distance, of a 102 mph (164 km/h) major-league fastball)—the 5-foot-8-inch (1.73 m) Danny soon became a sensation.

Has any pitcher had 2 perfect games? ›

No major league player has ever thrown two perfect games, although Jean Faut of the AAGPBL accomplished the feat with perfect games in 1951 and 1953.

Has a pitcher ever lost a perfect game? ›

On May 26, 1959, Harvey Haddix of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitched a perfect game for 12 innings against the Milwaukee Braves, but lost the no-hitter and the game in the 13th inning.

Do Little League World Series winners get money? ›

A 1st and 2nd place winner will be chosen for each U.S. Little League Region. First Place Winners receive: $500 cash award to be used for safety equipment or insurance premium.

Has anyone won Little League and MLB World Series? ›

The honor of being the only man to win both the Little League World Series and the MLB World Series is Venezuela pitcher Yusmeiro Petit.

Is there a losers bracket in the Little League World Series? ›

The losers of games in the Winners' Bracket move into specific places in the Losers' Bracket. The two teams that advance the farthest in each bracket meet for the championship. Should the Losers' Bracket finalist defeat the Winners' Bracket finalist, the two teams are re-matched for the championship.

What is the smallest town in the LLWS? ›

According to the 2020 U.S. Census, the population of Hagerstown is 1,681, by far the smallest locale represented in the U.S. bracket of the Little League World Series.

What state has the best Little League? ›

The United States holds a total of 37 Little League titles won by 14 different states. Among the states, California holds the record for most titles (7) and most U.S. titles (15), while Florida has appeared in a total of 23 world series' and 8 championship games but has not yet won a title.

Why is Hawaii so good at Little League Baseball? ›

The weather here is basically good 12 months of the year, and that's very conducive for baseball,” Apana tells SFGATE. He later played several seasons in the Seattle Mariners' organization. “Hawaii kids are able to play year round, giving them the opportunity to develop their skills much faster and at an earlier age.

Who hit 5 home runs in a Little League World Series? ›

McClendon a long time baseball guy played in the majors from 1987 to 1994 and is remembered for hitting 5 consecutive home-runs in the Little League World Series for Gary Indiana in 1971.

Is Angel Macias still alive? ›

Angel Macias passed away on January 5, 2021.

Who hit the longest home run in Little League World Series? ›

Florida's Wyatt Langford hits longest recorded HR in MCWS ballpark history
6/22/22Brady Slavens436 ft.
6/16/19Eduoard Julien429 ft.
6/20/15Pete Alonso429 ft.
6/22/17Brendan McKay428 ft.
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Jun 17, 2023

What is the most popular bat at the Little League World Series? ›

The 2019 Rawlings Quatro Pro in the USA is the most popular bat in the LLWS regionals. The second place is the previous year's version of the bat called the Rawlings Quatro. A decisive third is the Louisville Slugger's 718 Select.

What does each player get at the Little League World Series? ›

In addition to each player getting to keep their full uniforms, they also get to keep their gloves, bats and any "supporting apparel" (batting gloves, helmets, warm-up jackets and T-shirts). Catchers also get to keep the full set of gear. It's not just the kids who get the keepsakes, though.

Is there a girl in the Little League World Series? ›

Generally, the Little League World Series has been open to children aged 13 or under - almost exclusively teenage boys. But that all changed forever 48 years ago when the Little League Federal Charter was amended, to allow girls to play as well.

What is the fastest throw in history? ›

What is the fastest pitch ever thrown? Aroldis Chapman officially holds the Guinness World Record for fastest baseball pitch with a 105.8 mph fastball. On Sept. 24, 2010, the Cincinnati Reds' pitcher set the record with a high-velocity pitch against the San Diego Padres.

How fast should you pitch by age? ›

Average Pitching Velocity by Pitch & Age
AgeAverage Pitch Speed
11-1250-60 mph
13-1460-75 mph
15-1670-80 mph
17-1875-85 mph
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Jun 9, 2023

What is the most strikeouts in a Little League game? ›

Kalen Pimentel tied a Little League World Series record for a regulation, six-inning game with 18 strikeouts to lead Rancho Buena Vista of Vista, Calif., to a 7-2 victory over Owensboro (Ky.)

Has there ever been a 27 pitch game? ›

On May 13, 1952 while pitching for the Class-D Bristol Twins, Ron Necciai tossed a no-hitter, striking out 27 in nine innings!

Who is the oldest pitcher to throw a perfect game? ›

2003 — The Texas Rangers swept three games at Yankee Stadium for the first time in the franchise's 43-year existence, winning 5-3. 2004 — Randy Johnson, 40, became the oldest pitcher in major league history to throw a perfect game, retiring all 27 hitters to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Atlanta Braves 2-0.

Did Nolan Ryan pitch a perfect game? ›

Ryan also pitched 18 two-hitters. Despite this, he never pitched a perfect game, nor did he ever win a Cy Young Award; both were largely attributed to his high walk rate.

Has a pitcher ever lost a no-hitter? ›

On April 23, 1964, Ken Johnson of the Houston Colt . 45s became the first pitcher to throw a nine-inning no-hitter and lose. In fact, he is still the only individual to throw an official (nine-inning) no-hitter and lose.

What is the most consecutive games without an error? ›

Darwin Barney broke Cubs legend Ryne Sandberg's National League record 123-game streak without an error at second base and was three outs from breaking Placido Polanco's Major League record of 141 games, but did not and replied (source) after the game, "It has been fun. It had to end at some point.

Does a walk ruin a perfect game? ›

To achieve a perfect game, a team must not allow any opposing player to reach base by any means: no hits, walks, hit batsmen, uncaught third strikes, catcher's or fielder's interference, or fielding errors; in short, "27 up, 27 down" (for a nine-inning game).

Where do the LLWS players stay? ›

Without exception, all players, managers, and coaches will reside at Dr. Creighton J. Hale International Grove, which is part of the Little League International Complex. The “Grove” is a restricted area, which means no parents/fans will be permitted inside the Grove during the teams' stay.

How does the LLWS make money? ›

Registration fees, fundraisers, and donations are the most common forms of income for a local Little League program. Registration fees that local leagues charge are used to enhance the Little League experience at the local level.

Do MLB players go home after games? ›

Once the game is completed, we all shower, eat dinner, and head home. By the time we leave the clubhouse it's usually around 11pm, and it can sometimes be tough to unwind after a game. Sleep is key though, especially when you play 150 or more games in a season.

How many Little League players make MLB? ›

Current and Former Major Leaguers who have Played in the Little League Baseball World Series. There have been a total of 64 confirmed graduates of the Little League Baseball® World Series that have gone on to play at the highest level of baseball, including a number of today's current stars.

How many LLWS players have made it to the MLB? ›

Since the first Little League World Series was held in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in 1947, only 58 Little League Baseball World Series participants have gone on to play Major League Baseball. These are the chosen few. They include current and former MLB players, including some of today's biggest stars.

Did shohei ohtani play Little League? ›

Ohtani and his older brother, Ryuta, learned the game of baseball from their father, Toru, who played the sport for most of his life. Shohei began playing little league baseball when he was eight years old.

Why can't you lead off in Little League World Series? ›


Little League rules do not permit a runner to lead off until they are 13 years old (part of the Intermediate Division baseball program). If a runner doesn't lead off, then there are no balks and no pick-off moves for pitchers.

How many endings are there in Little League World Series? ›

Instead of the nine inning games like they play in the MLB, the little leaguers play six inning games.

Can you be 13 and play in the Little League World Series? ›

‍13-year-olds are not allowed to participate in the Little League World Series, but there are other divisions where they can participate. Children aged 12 to 14 can participate in the Junior League Baseball World Series.

Can you drink at the LLWS? ›

The following list of items will be PROHIBITED on the premises: Alcohol or Illegal Drugs.

Who is the statue at LLWS? ›

A: The statue is actually a bust, much like the members of the NFL Hall of Fame receive, of Howard J. Lamade who the field is named after. Lamade donated the land that the field currently sits on.

Who is the biggest kid to play Little League? ›

Aaron Durley (born July 21, 1991) is a former Little League World Series baseball player known for his exceptional size, a former all-state high school basketball player, and a former player for Texas Christian University's basketball team (TCU). Durley was born in Houston, Texas.

Which state has won the most LLWS? ›

Which U.S. state has won the most Little League World Series titles? California leads the pack with seven LLWS championships. Six of those have come from Southern California teams, while Campbell earned one for Northern California in 1962. The state's most recent winner came from Huntington Beach in 2011.

What state has the least MLB players? ›

0-1 MLB Players
  • Alaska.
  • Maine.
  • New Hampshire.
  • Vermont.

Has Hawaii ever won the Little League? ›

Hawaii has produced four Little League World Series champions: West Oahu Little League in 2005, Waipio Little League in 2008, and Honolulu Little League in 2018 and 2022.

How many times did Hawaii win Little League? ›

World Series won by Country/State
2Southern California6
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How many times Hawaii won Little League World Series? ›

The LLWS title is Hawai'i's fourth. It won in 2018, and this same Honolulu team finished third last year, when COVID-19 travel restrictions prevented international teams from participating.

Who threw a perfect game in the Little League World Series? ›

Star pitcher Ángel Macías pitched the first, and still only, perfect game in the final. It's a historic season that's since been made into a movie and, as Maiz notes, helped Mexico -- a country already in love with baseball -- fall in love with the game all over again.

Who played in the 2021 Little League World Series? ›

On Sunday, Michigan's Taylor North defeated Ohio's Hamilton West Side in the Little League World Series final, earning the 2021 championship by a score of 5-2.

Are there any MLB players that played in the Little League World Series? ›

Here is a list of notable MLB players who got their start in the Little League World Series.
  • Wilson Álvarez.
  • Jim Barbieri.
  • Jason Bay.
  • Derek Bell.
  • Cody Bellinger.
  • Christian Bethancourt.
  • Larvell Blanks.
  • Jim Brower.
Aug 15, 2022

What pitcher had a perfect game ruined? ›

Facing the Cleveland Indians, Galarraga retired the first 26 batters he faced. His bid for a perfect game was ruined one out short when first-base umpire Jim Joyce incorrectly ruled that Indians batter Jason Donald reached first base safely on a ground ball.

Who is the only girl in the Little League World Series? ›

Mo'ne Davis was a bonafide superstar, and she was only 12. Before names like Maddy Freking and Ella Bruning became household at the boy-dominated Little League World Series, it was Davis who showed the world playing ball like a girl doesn't exist.

Who was the girl pitcher in the Little League World Series? ›

First win for a girl

On August 15, 2014, Davis was the first girl in Little League World Series history to pitch a winning game (for the Taney Dragons), which also made her the first girl to pitch a shutout in Little League postseason history. She led her team to a 4–0 victory over Nashville.

What is the smallest town to make the Little League World Series? ›

According to the 2020 U.S. Census, the population of Hagerstown is 1,681, by far the smallest locale represented in the U.S. bracket of the Little League World Series.

Who is the only player to play in the Little League College and World Series? ›

Rochester, Michigan, U.S. Varitek is one of only three players, along with pitcher Ed Vosberg and outfielder Michael Conforto, to have played in the Little League World Series, College World Series, and Major League World Series. He additionally participated in Olympic Baseball and the World Baseball Classic.

How many LLWS players made it to MLB? ›

Since the first Little League World Series was held in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in 1947, only 58 Little League Baseball World Series participants have gone on to play Major League Baseball. These are the chosen few. They include current and former MLB players, including some of today's biggest stars.

Who was the illegal Little League World Series player? ›

They both denied knowing Danny's parents, let alone signing the certificate. On August 31, Romero announced that Danny had been born in 1987. As a result, Danny Almonte was retroactively declared ineligible, and the Baby Bombers had to forfeit all their wins in tournament play.

Did Derek Jeter play Little League? ›

Jeter grew up in Michigan and started playing Little League baseball when he was about five years old. After an impressive high school baseball record, including a . 557 batting average in his junior year, he was drafted as a first-round pick in 1992 by the Yankees.

What percentage of Little Leaguers make the majors? ›

So we get about 278k Little Leaguers per year. The meaty part of the Major League Baseball age curve is 24-30, which gives about 82 per year from the US. We take this and divide by the total, which gives us a 0.0296% chance, which is about 1 in 3,376.

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