Little League

The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, from Chicago, celebrate following their 7-5 win over Las Vegas during the United States championship game of the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium on Aug. 23, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pa.  (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Rival Wants Jackie Robinson West Stripped Of Title, Claiming Team Recruited Ringers

A rival Little League team wants the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars stripped of their national title, claiming the team blatantly violated residency rules to recruit “ringers” who don’t live within the team’s established boundaries.

12/16/2014

The members of the 1983 Jackie Robinson West baseball team. (Photo provided)

’83 Jackie Robinson West Team Proud Of Their Modern-Day Counterparts

Thirty-one years ago, another JRW team made the trip to Pennsylvania. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker caught up with some of those players.

08/15/2014

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Jackie Robinson West Advances To Little League World Series

The team had dominated the Great Lakes Regional going into Saturday, but found themselves down 5-0 to New Albany, Ind.

08/09/2014

File photo of baseball. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Update: Family Member Requested Name Change For Thillens Stadium

Over the weekend, Newsradio reported on the disappearance of a piece of Chicago history at Devon and Kedzie on the North Side. Now, there is an explanation, reportsWBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/18/2013

File photo of baseball. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Park District Takes Away Sign, Name From Historic Little League Stadium

A piece of Chicago history has been wiped out by the Chicago Park District, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/15/2013

An AR-15 military-style rifle. (Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Downstate Little League Raffling Off Rifle To Raise Money For Equipment

A small town in central Illinois is raising eyebrows with the unusual prize it’s raffling off in a Little League fundraiser: an AR-15 rifle.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2013

File photo of baseball. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Brain-Damaged Little Leaguer Gets $14.5M In Metal Bat Lawsuit

A New Jersey teenager who was left with brain damage after he was struck by a line drive while playing in a youth baseball game will receive a $14.5 million settlement from his lawsuit against the bat manufacturer, Little League Baseball and a sporting goods chain.

670 The Score–08/22/2012

Andrew Mojica is grateful to be playing baseball after his former coach ran off with uniform money. (CBS)

Robbed Little League Team Takes The Field With Donated Uniforms, Gear

A month ago, it was looking like game over for a Little League team in Hobart, Ind. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

05/25/2012

Deep River Devils

Youth Baseball Team Plays First Tournament Game After Coach’s Alleged Theft

A youth baseball team that almost saw its season evaporate plays its first tournament game of the season on Friday night.

CBS Chicago–05/25/2012

Deep River Devils

Sports Store Donates To Little League Team After Coach Took Money And Left

It appears there will be a baseball season after all for a team of 11-year olds who learned this week about the bad, and good, in life.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

File photo of baseball. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Police: Indiana Youth Baseball Coach Took Parents’ Money And Ran

Multiple felony charges are expected Wednesday against a 40-year-old man accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a Little League team in northwest Indiana.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012