This season promises to be fun and exciting. It is our sincerest wishes that everyone has a successful, positive, and enjoyable baseball season.
The HLL Board of Directors is always in need of volunteers and encourages suggestions and input from players and parents for the betterment of the league and youth baseball. The HLL Board of Volunteers is comprised of non-paid members of the community with interest in the promotion and development of youth baseball in Hawai‘i. For anyone interested in volunteering, please use the contact information listed below.
For more information about Honolulu Little League, contact Bill Kato at (808) 382-3077.
Honolulu Little League (formerly Kaimuki Little League) is believed to be one of the oldest existing Little Leagues in the State, playing its first season in 1954. Currently, Honolulu Little League is a member of District 6 along with the ‘Aiea, and Halawa Little Leagues.
Since the inception of District 6, in 1965, HLL 11-12 year-olds (Majors) have won 21 district championships (1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1997, 2001, 2007, 2008, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018). In addition, Kaimuki Little League has won a Hawai‘i State Championship in 1997 and Kaimuki Little League was runner-up to Waipio Little League in 2008. Honolulu Little League took the State Championship in 2014 and went on the Western Regionals in San Bernadino, California, falling two games short of advancing to Williamsport. In 2018 Honolulu Little League won the Little League World Series defeating South Korea 3-0.
Since the inauguration of the 9-10 year-olds (Minors) tournament in 1995, HLL 9-10 year-olds have won the District 6 championship five times; 1997, 2005, 2006, 2017 and 2018.
The official HLL league colors are red, white (silver) and black.
Although most people use the term “little league” loosely to refer to any kind of organized baseball played by youth, Little League legally refers only to the leagues and teams associated with Little League, Inc., founded in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 1938. At its core, the purpose of Little League is to provide a safe, fun, wholesome combination of recreation and competition to boys and girls ages 5-18 through regular season play among local teams. Little League is the cornerstone of youth baseball and symbolizes the very best in youth sports for more than six decades. Little League is played by nearly 3 million boys and girls in all 50 states and over 70 countries.
Little League’s “flagship” division is its “Majors” division played by 11 and 12 year olds. This is the division highlighted in the Little League World Series. The Little League World Series is comprised of 16 competing teams from around the world and has been nationally televised on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC.
Ten (10) Hawai‘i Little Leagues teams have competed in the Little League World Series. Waipio Little League won in 2008, Ewa Beach Little League won the World Series in 2005, and Honolulu Little League won in 2018.
Little League also competes nationally at the Seniors (15-16 year olds), Juniors (13-14 year olds) and Intermediate (11-13 year olds) divisions. The Minors division (9-10 year olds) only competes at the state level.
Little leagues have been organized in Hawai‘i since pre-statehood. Currently, there are 32 Little Leagues, divided in to six (6) districts: District 1—Windward O‘ahu and Kaua‘i; District 2—Leeward O‘ahu; District 3—Lanai, Maui, and Moloka‘i; District 4—Big Island; District 6—South O‘ahu; District 7—North O‘ahu; and District 8—Leeward O‘ahu.