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(June 2021) -- A year after cancelling all tournament play due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Little League Baseball has announced plans for the 2021 international tournament. Following consultation with an advisory committee comprised of outside experts, Little League Baseball has decided to hold the 2021 Little League World Series and all of its qualifying tournaments for the Little League Baseball and Softball divisions (age 10-12 years). Other age divisions will end play at the state tournament level. For 2021 only, the Little League World Series will involve only U.S.-based leagues, with the top two finishers in each region advancing to the Little League World Series.
Little League Baseball has provided guidelines around attendance at the series and COVID protocols for tournament officials and volunteers -- details can be found on the official Little League Baseball website. Beyond this, local tournament officials will follow protocols established by local health authorities based on conditions in their specific area.
With this decision in place and U.S. tournament competition set to begin in the coming weeks, we have begun our coverage of the 2021 Maryland state tournament -- click for details. If you can provide results or pairings for Maryland district tournaments that are not listed on this site, please contact the Unpage.
(June 2019) -- We have begun our coverage of the 2019 Maryland state tournament -- click for details. If you can provide results or pairings for Maryland district tournaments that are not listed on this site, please contact the Unpage.
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In 1957, three Maryland districts were formed to cover Western Maryland, the Baltimore area, and the Eastern Shore, and the first state tournament was held. At the time, Maryland, like Delaware, competed as part of Little League Baseball's Southern Region, though these states was later reassigned to the Eastern Region, and, after the Little League World Series was expanded to sixteen teams, to the Mid-Atlantic Region. Maryland's structure also grew to eventually include eight districts.
Today, the champions from seven of these districts meet in a tournament that determines the Maryland state champion. (The eighth district encompasses leagues from the District of Columbia, which competes as a separate state in the major baseball division's international tournament.) In recent years, Maryland's state tournament has used a double-elimination format that determines which league advances to the Mid-Atlantic Region tournament in Bristol, Connecticut. The Mid-Atlantic champion then advances to the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Seven Maryland leagues have participated in the Little League World Series, including the state's most recent qualifier, Hagerstown Federal Little League in 2008. Hagerstown National Little League provided the state's highest finish when it reached the semifinal round in 1950.
Click to view a timeline showing the evolution of the Maryland Little League tournament structure.
|Australian Region||Mid-Atlantic Region||Southeast Region|
|Canadian Region||Midwest Region||Southwest Region|
|Great Lakes Region||New England Region||Western Region|
|Japanese Region||Northwest Region|
|Arizona||Indiana||New York NEW FOR 2021!|
|Connecticut||Massachusetts||Texas (East and West)|
|District of Columbia||Minnesota||Washington NEW FOR 2021!|
|Central Region||Southern Region||Western Region|
|Region 1||Region 4||Region 7|
|Region 2||Region 5||Region 8|
|Region 3||Region 6|