Danny Almonte On Jackie Robinson West: It's Not The Kids' Fault

For all the shock and controversy over Jackie Robinson West being stripped of its U.S. title for using out-of-district players, there has never been a better Little League scandal than that of Danny Almonte, the star pitcher who turned out to be two years older than any players were allowed to be. Almonte commiserates… » 2/19/15 9:55am 2/19/15 9:55am

Chicago's Little Leaguers Are Fun, Fast, And Don't Care For Stop Signs

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.–The Jackie Robinson West Little League team from Chicago hits everything that's thrown at them, including spiders. » 8/21/14 6:27pm 8/21/14 6:27pm

Should Mo'ne Davis Cash In Now?

Mo'ne Davis is already the most famous player in Little League World Series history, save perhaps Danny Almonte. If she wins tonight, she'll have to answer a question Almonte was never asked: Cash in now? » 8/20/14 5:06pm 8/20/14 5:06pm

This 12-Year-Old Little Leaguer Is Roughly The Size Of Kevin Youkilis

Meet Chad Lorkowski. Although this boy looks old enough to comfortably buy cigarettes without being carded, he is 12 years old. Yes. Seriously. » 8/10/13 10:00am 8/10/13 10:00am

Mexico Rides Strong Pitching To The Top Of Our Unnecessarily Abstruse…

Welcome to the second installment of DRURY, our exclusive Little League World Series power ranking and prediction engine. Yesterday's edition was postponed due to the earthquake and lack of interest. The ranking is a composite of the teams' box score statistics and schedule strength—see the original post for more… » 8/24/11 5:45pm 8/24/11 5:45pm

Sabermetrix Are For Kids: Introducing Our Little League World Series…

We're a few days into the Little League World Series, which means it's time to unveil our system for evaluating the teams: DRURY, or Determination of Robustness of Undoubtedly Rambunctious Youths. It takes box score statistics from every game, converts them into a composite runs scored and allowed per game (BR/18O and… » 8/22/11 5:30pm 8/22/11 5:30pm

Pennsylvania Catcher's Unzipped Fly Reminds Us That, Yes, These Are…

Your morning roundup for August 21, the day you poor suckers got all the RC Cola you wanted. Photo via tipster Connor. » 8/21/11 10:00am 8/21/11 10:00am

Jay Cutler, Chicago's O-Line Have Trust Issues

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 8/29/10 9:00am 8/29/10 9:00am

Playing In Little League World Series Gives You Serious Game

Obviously, reaching the Little League World Series has its perks—new uniforms, free licorice, uncomfortable silences with sportscasters—but there is one greatly overlooked benefit to reaching the heights of pre-teen athletic stardom: Hot and cold running chicks. » 8/28/09 5:45pm 8/28/09 5:45pm