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Former Little League® Stars square Off in 2021 MLB Postseason

The 2021 Major League Baseball (MLB) regular season is officially complete, and more than 60 Little League® graduates are set to take the field in search of The Commissioner’s Trophy. Among the former Little Leaguers®, this year’s postseason class includes five Little League Baseball® World Series graduates and three former Senior League Baseball World Series […] The post Former Little League® Stars square Off in 2021 MLB Postseason appeared first on Little League.
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The 2021 Major League Baseball (MLB) regular season is officially complete, and more than 60 Little League® graduates are set to take the field in search of The Commissioner’s Trophy.

Among the former Little Leaguers®, this year’s postseason class includes five Little League Baseball® World Series graduates and three former Senior League Baseball World Series players. Tampa Bay Rays manager, Kevin Cash, made history in 2020 as the first person to play in Williamsport and manage the MLB World Series and is back hoping to lead his team to a second-straight World Series title in 2021.

From Hall of Famers to Home Run Derby champions, hundreds of Little League grads have had great success in the Major Leagues and more than 50 of them even had the chance to play in the Little League Baseball World Series growing up.

With the MLB Postseason now upon us, it’s time to look at the confirmed Little League graduates who are on each team’s 40-man roster (including those on the injured list) heading into the playoffs this October.

Atlanta Braves

  • Ozzie Albies – Pariba LL (Willemstad, Curacao)
  • Johan Camargo – Bethania (Panama) LL
  • Freddie Freeman – Long Beach (Calif.) LL
  • Max Fried – Encino (Calif.) LL
  • Charlie Morton – Trumbull (Conn.) LL
  • Sean Newcomb – Middleboro (Mass.) LL
  • Joc Pederson – Palo Alto (Calif.) LL
  • Eddie Rosario – Radames Lopez LL (Guayama, Puerto Rico)
  • Touki Toussaint – Coral Springs (Fla.) American LL
  • Huascar Ynoa – Wellington Francisco LL (Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic)

Boston Red Sox

  • Jonathan Arauz – Vacamonte LL (Panama)
  • Xander Bogaerts – Aruba South LL – 2009 SLBWS
  • Ryan Brasier – Wichita Falls (Texas) LL
  • Nick Pivetta – Layritz LL (Victoria, B.C., Canada)
  • Chris Sale – Lakeland City (Fla.) Baseball LL
  • Travis Shaw – Conejo Valley (Calif.) LL
  • Ramon Vazquez (Quality Control Coach/Interpreter) – Roberto Rivera Miranda (Puerto Rico) LL

Chicago White Sox

  • Jace Fry – Murrayhill LL – Beaverton, Ore. – 2006 LLBWS
  • Lucas Giolito – Santa Monica (Calif.) LL
  • Cesar Hernandez – Flor Amarillo LL (Valencia, Venezuela)
  • Lance Lynn – Brownsburg (Ind.) LL – 1999 LLBWS

Houston Astros

  • Michael Brantley – Southwestern Port St. Lucie (Fla.) LL
  • Alex Bregman – Eastdale LL (Albuquerque, N.M.)
  • Jason Castro – Castro Valley, Calif.
  • Carlos Correa – Villa Blanca LL (Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico)
  • Zack Greinke – Conway LL (Orlando, Fla.)
  • Martin Maldonado – Naguabo (Puerto Rico) LL
  • Lance McCullers Jr. – Citrus Park (Fla.) LL
  • Kyle Tucker – Tampa Bay (Fla.) LL
  • Justin Verlander – Tuckahoe (Va.) LL

Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Austin Barnes – Magnolia LL (Riverside, Calif.)
  • Cody Bellinger – Chandler (Ariz.) National LL – 2007 LLBWS
  • Walker Buehler – Lexington (Ky.) Eastern LL
  • Danny Duffy – Village Hills LL (Lompoc, Calif.)
  • Kenley Jansen – Pabao LL (Willemstad, Curaçao) – 2003 SLBWS
  • Trea Turner – West Boynton Beach (Fla.) LL
  • Julio Urias – Culiacan, Mexico
  • Duncan Webb (Director of Baseball Resources) – Wyoma (Mass.) LL

Milwaukee Brewers

  • Luis Urias – Sergio Kaliman Robles LL (Sonora, Mexico)
  • Kolten Wong – Hilo (Hawaii) American LL – 2007 SLBWS
  • Christian Yelich – Thousand Oaks (Calif.) LL

New York Yankees

  • Miguel Andujar – Hector Delgado LL (San Cristobal, D.R.)
  • Aaron Boone (Manager)
  • Gerrit Cole – Tustin (Calif.) Western LL
  • Kyle Higashioka – Seaview LL/Walnut Creek LL (Huntingdon Beach, Calif.)
  • Aaron Judge – Linden (Calif.) LL
  • J. LeMahieu – East Madison LL (Visalia, Calif.)
  • Tim Locastro – Auburn (N.Y.) LL
  • Rougned Odor – Jose Maria Rodriguez LL (Maracaibo, Venezuela)
  • Anthony Rizzo – Parkland (Fla.) LL
  • Giancarlo Stanton – Tujunga (Calif.) LL
  • Jameson Taillon – Oak Ridge Woodlands Area (Texas) LL

San Francisco Giants

  • Kris Bryant – Peccole LL (Las Vegas, Nev.)
  • Brandon Crawford – Pleasanton (Calif.) National LL

St. Louis Cardinals

  • Nolan Arenado – Lake Forest (Calif.) LL
  • Harrison Bader – Eastchester (N.Y.) LL
  • Matt Carpenter – Quail Valley (Mo.) LL
  • Tommy Edman – Tierrasanta LL (San Diego, Calif.)
  • Jack Flaherty – Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Southern LL
  • A. Happ – Peru (Ill.) LL
  • Max Moroff – Maitland (Fla.) LL – 2005 LLBWS
  • Edmundo Sosa – Juan Diaz LL (Panama)

Tampa Bay Rays

  • Kevin Cash (Manager) – Northside LL (Tampa, Fla.) – 1989 LLBWS
  • Brett Phillips – Seminole (Fla.) LL

Please note, if you know of a notable Little League graduate that would fit into one of these categories, please fill out our Little League Alumni Submission Form.

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