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)

Report: JRW Leaders Changed League Boundaries To Get Star Players

The national champion Jackie Robinson West Little League team was facing new allegations team leaders broke league rules to expand the team’s boundaries, and bring in star players who otherwise couldn’t have played for them.

12/23/2014

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