The Little League World Series, the world’s most famous kids’ baseball tournament, is set to start in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
The Little League 12-year-old All-Stars have come from all parts of the U.S. for a chance to live the dream of becoming a Little League World Series Champion.
The tournament begins Thursday and runs through Aug. 29, so follow along as all the Little League teams make their way through the bracket.
Below is the list of all 16 teams participating in the 2021 Little World World Series and the day-by-day TV schedule on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC. Game times are all Eastern Time.
“A” teams were the 8 U.S. region tournament winners
“B” teams were the 8 U.S. runners-up
There are no international teams participating this year due to COVID restrictions
How To Watch
The 2021 Little League World Series is here, with the top 16 youth baseball teams from across the country playing through a double elimination bracket that begins Thursday, August 19 (8/19/2021) in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
The full College World Series bracket will be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN 2 and local ABC TV networks, with the championship series broadcast on ABC. These channels can all be streamed on fuboTV, AT&T TV and other live TV streaming services. Full TV and streaming schedule below.
Teams are comprised of players ages 10-12 from across the United States. This will be the first chance for these young stars to play on the national stage since 2019, after 2020′s tournament was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Spectators are still barred from this year’s tournament due to rising cases of the Delta variant.
The double elimination bracket will give losing teams a chance at redemption. If a losing team from Game 1 manages to beat the other losing team in the next game, they could still progress all the way to the Championship series.
The 16 teams represent the eight winners (A Teams) and eight runners up (B Teams) from the regional tournament. In 2016, the team from Maine-Endwell School District in Upstate New York won the tournament, but there are no teams representing New York State this year.
Tom Seaver teams
SOUTHEAST A = Nolensville Little League (Nolensville, TN)
NEW ENGLAND A = North Manchester-Hooksett Little League (Hooksett, N.H.)
MID-ATLANTIC A = Upper Providence Little League (Oaks, PA)
SOUTHWEST A = Lafayette Little League (Lafayette, LA)
GREAT LAKES B = West Side Little League (Hamilton, OH)
WEST B = Torrance Little League (Torrance, CA)
NORTHWEST B = Lake Oswego Little League (Lake Oswego, OR)
MIDWEST B = Sioux Falls Little League (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
Hank Aaron teams
WEST A = Honolulu Little League (Honolulu, HI)
MIDWEST A = Hastings Baseball Little League (Hastings, NE)
GREAT LAKES A = Taylor North Little League (Taylor, MI)
NORTHWEST A = Eastlake Little League (Sammamish, WA)
NEW ENGLAND B = Manchester Little League (Manchester, CT)
MID-ATLANTIC B = Toms River East Little League (Toms River, NJ)
SOUTHEAST B = Martin County North Little League (Palm City, FL)
SOUTHWEST B = Wylie Little League (Abilene, TX)
Game 1: Hawaii vs Connecticut, 1 p.m. ESPN
Game 2: Tennessee vs Ohio, 3 p.m. ESPN
Game 3: Nebraska vs New Jersey, 5 p.m. ESPN
Game 4: New Hampshire vs California, 7 p.m. ESPN
Game 5: Pennsylvania vs Oregon, 1 p.m. ESPN
Game 6: Michigan vs Florida, 3 p.m. ESPN
Game 7: Louisiana vs South Dakota, 5 p.m. ESPN
Game 8: Washington vs Texas, 7 p.m. ESPN2
Game 9: Loser of Game 2 vs Loser of Game 4, 1 p.m. ESPN
Game 10: Loser of Game 1 vs Loser of Game 3, 3 p.m. ABC
Game 11: Loser of Game 6 vs Loser of Game 8, 6 p.m. ESPN
Game 12: Loser of Game 5 vs Loser of Game 7, 8 p.m. ESPN
Sunday, August 22
Game 13: Winner of Game 2 vs Winner of Game 4, 9 a.m. ESPN
Game 14: Winner of Game 1 vs Winner of Game 3, 11 a.m. ESPN
Game 15: Winner of Game 6 vs Winner of Game 8, 1 p.m. ESPN
Game 16: Winner of Game 5 vs Winner of Game 7, 3 p.m. ABC
Monday, August 23
Game 17: Loser of Game 15 vs Winner of Game 10, 1 p.m. ESPN
Game 18: Loser of Game 16 vs Winner of Game 9, 3 p.m. ESPN
Game 19: Winner of Game 12 vs Loser of Game 13, 5 p.m. ESPN2
Game 20: Winer of Game 11 vs Loser of Game 14, 7 p.m. ESPN2
Tuesday, August 24
Game 21: Winner of Game 18 vs Winner of Game 19, 3 p.m. ESPN
Game 22: Winner of Game 17 vs Winner of Game 20, 7:30 p.m. ESPN
Wednesday, August 25
Game 23: Winner of Game 13 vs Winner of Game 16, 3 p.m. ESPN
Game 24: Winner of Game 14 vs Winner of Game 15, 7:30 p.m. ESPN
Thursday, August 26
Game 25: Loser of Game 24 vs Winner of Game 22, 3 p.m. ESPN
Game 26: Loser of Game 23 vs Winner of Game 21, 7:30 p.m. ESPN
Saturday, August 28
Tom Seaver Final
Game 27: Winner of Game 23 vs Winner of Game 26, 12:30 p.m., ABC
Hank Aaron Final
Game 28: Winner of Game 24 vs Winner of Game 25, 3:30 p.m. ABC
Sunday, August 29
Game 29: Loser of Game 27 vs Loser of Game 28, 10 a.m. ESPN
Little League World Series Final
Game 30: Winner of Game 27 vs Winner of Game 28, 3 p.m. ABC
Here is the fine print on the pitching rules for Little League.
A manager must remove the pitcher when said pitcher reaches the limit for his/her age group (it is 85 pitches for the 12-year-olds). But the pitcher may remain in the game at another position: Exception: If a pitcher reaches the limit imposed in Regulation VI (c) for his/her league age while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch until any one of the following conditions occurs: 1. That batter reaches base; 2. That batter is put out; 3. The third out is made to complete the half-inning. NOTE: If a pitcher reaches 40 pitches while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch, and maintain their eligibility to play the position of catcher for the remainder of that day, until any one of the following conditions occurs: (1) that batter reaches base; (2) that batter is retired; or (3) the third out is made to complete the half-inning or the game. The pitcher would be allowed to play the catcher position provided that pitcher is moved, removed, or the game is completed before delivering a pitch to another batter. If a player delivers 41 or more pitches, and is not covered under the threshold exception, the player may not play the position of catcher for the remainder of that day.