Though I don't have much use for its management and politics, Little League as an institution should be in the Hall of Fame.

It is the Henry Ford of youth sports, and millions of kids participate under its banner and the banners of (better) competitors. It is also the primary vehicle for standardizing rules and teaching the game abroad and a leader in the areas of the science of bats and pitch limits. Obviously its championships draw thousands of teams and millions of viewers.

Baseball is a tough game, one of the hardest b/c there's no where for a boy or girl to hide and just run up and down in the shadows of better players. Little League has made it possible to let each boy and girl shine.