Little League


: a commercially sponsored baseball league for boys and girls from 8 to 12 years old
Little Leaguer noun

Examples of Little League in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Playing in recreational leagues, such at Little League, often give your kids the same benefits as travel teams at these ages. USA TODAY, 6 Jan. 2024 Rubenstein played Little League baseball and even swung an imaginary bat during a PBS Iconic America episode about baseball. Luisa Beltran, Fortune, 31 Jan. 2024 Parker and Barma thought a story about Pete as an 8-year-old in Florida playing Little League baseball and encountering allies and detractors both on and off the field would make an ideal short. Randy Myers, The Mercury News, 26 Jan. 2024 The grandparents returned to their retirement three years later, when their son remarried, finally moving to Florida, and getting to talk about golf, not Little League. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, 18 Jan. 2024 Their dad, Jack, coached many football teams — and our Little League baseball team. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 3 Jan. 2024 In an affecting scene toward the end that drives home the connection of Black people as the American version of the untouchable caste, Origin presents the story of Al Bright, the only Black member of a Little League team in Youngstown, Ohio, in 1951. Rebecca Sun, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Jan. 2024 Louis Lappe’s walk-off home run lifts El Segundo to Little League World Series title Louis Lappe hit a walk-off home run in the sixth inning to power El Segundo to a 6-5 win over Curaçao in the Little League World Series championship game. Los Angeles Times, 26 Dec. 2023 From Little League to college, our generation has been too sheltered. WSJ, 19 Dec. 2023 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'Little League.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Little League was in 1939

Dictionary Entries Near Little League

Cite this Entry

“Little League.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on Little League

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!