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How to Watch the Little League World Series without Cable

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The Little League Baseball World Series is a baseball tournament played by boys and girls up to the age of 16 years in August every year. This year the tournament will be played from Thursday, August 17 to Sunday, August 28, 2022. Starting this year, there will be 20 teams competing.

Softball Little League World Series runs Tuesday, August 9th through Monday, August 15ths with most games on ESPN+. Don’t miss out!

In a hurry? You can watch all the games on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC/ESPN3. The following streaming services give you access to these channels and more:

  • FuboTV: The best streaming service for international sports also provides 100+ well-selected channels. FuboTV allows you to try out its service free for 7 days.
  • DIRECTV STREAM: Get a great channel lineup with the best selection of RSNs in the industry. A 5-day free trial is now available for DIRECTV STREAM.
  • Sling TV: This low-cost service allows you to select just the channel lineup you want. Save 50% on your first month of Sling TV.

Little League Baseball World Series

The championship series was first played in 1947 at Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Originally only teams in Pennsylvania played. Over the years more teams have joined from all over the United States and and eventually outside of the United States.

Panama, Canada, and Hawaii (while still a US territory) were the first Little Leagues outside of the United States to play. The Little League World Series is currently being played by teams of boys and girls from all 50 states in the United States and 28 countries outside the United States.

Some of the countries that have won the championship include:

  • Curaçao — 1 win (2004)
  • Japan — 11 wins (1967, 1968, 1976, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  • Mexico — 3 wins (1957, 1958, 1997)
  • South Korea — 3 wins (1984, 1985, 2014)
  • Taiwan/Chinese Taipei — 17 wins (1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996)
  • Venezuela — 2 wins (1994, 2000)

International teams have won the Championship 37 times with Taiwan winning the most times, that is 17. Teams from the United States have also won 37 times, 7 of which were by the team from California.

Out of the more than 16,000 games played in several countries, only 16 teams have traditionally participated in the Little League World Series tournament to win the World Championship. This has been increased to 20 starting in 2022.

The tournament always takes place at the Volunteer Stadium and the Howard J Lamade Stadium.

2022 Little League World Series Schedule

  • Wed Aug 17 1.00 pm: Game 1 – Latin America Region vs Caribbean Region — Volunteer Stadium (ESPN)
  • Wed Aug 17 3.00 pm: Game 2 – Southeast Region vs New England Region — Lamade Stadium (ESPN)
  • Wed Aug 17 5.00 pm: Game 3 – Australia Region vs Canada Region — Volunteer Stadium (ESPN)
  • Wed Aug 17 7.00 pm: Game 4 – West Region vs Northwest Region — Lamade Stadium (ESPN)
  • Thur Aug 18 1.00 pm: Game 5 – Europe-Africa Region vs Asia-Pacific Region — Volunteer Stadium (ESPN)
  • Thur Aug 18 3.00 pm: Game 6 – Great Lakes Region vs Midwest Region — Lamade Stadium (ESPN)
  • Thur Aug 18 5.00 pm: Game 7 – Puerto Rico Region vs Mexico Region — Volunteer Stadium (ESPN)
  • Thur Aug 18 7.00 pm: Game 8 – Mid-Atlantic Region vs Southwest Region –Lamade Stadium (ESPN2)
  • Fri Aug 19 1.00 pm: Game 9 – Panama Region vs International — Volunteer Stadium (ESPN)
  • Fri Aug 19 3.00 pm: Game 10 – Mountain Region vs United States — Lamade Stadium (ESPN)
  • Fri Aug 19 5.00 pm: Game 11 – Japan Region vs International — Volunteer Stadium (ESPN)
  • Fri Aug 19 7.00 pm: Game 12 – Metro Region vs United States — Lamade Stadium (ESPN)
  • Sat Aug 20 1.00 pm: Game 13 – International vs International — Volunteer Stadium (ESPN)
  • Sat Aug 20 3.00 pm: Game 14 – United States vs United States — Lamade Stadium (ABC)
  • Sat Aug 20 5.00 pm: Game 15 – International vs International — Volunteer Stadium (ESPN)
  • Sat Aug 20 7.00 pm: Game 16 – United States vs United States — Lamade Stadium (ESPN)
  • Sun Aug 21 9.00 am: Game 17 – International vs International — Volunteer Stadium (ESPN)
  • Sun Aug 21 11.00 am: Game 18 – United States vs United States — Lamade Stadium (ESPN)
  • Sun Aug 21 2.00 pm: Game 19 – International vs International — Volunteer Stadium (ESPN)
  • Sun Aug 21 1.00 pm: Game 20 – United States vs United States — Lamade Stadium (ESPN)
  • Mon Aug 22 1.00 pm: Game 21 – International vs International — Volunteer Stadium (ESPN)
  • Mon Aug 22 3.00 pm: Game 22 – United States vs United States — Lamade Stadium (ABC)
  • Mon Aug 22 5.00 pm: Game 23 – International vs International — Volunteer Stadium (ESPN2)
  • Mon Aug 22 7.00 pm: Game 24 – United States vs United States — Lamade Stadium (ESPN)
  • Tue Aug 23 1.00 pm: Game 25 – International vs International — Volunteer Stadium (ESPN)
  • Tue Aug 23 3.00 pm: Game 26 – United States vs United States — Lamade Stadium (ABC)
  • Tue Aug 23 5.00 pm: Game 27 – International vs International — Volunteer Stadium (ESPN)
  • Tue Aug 23 7.00 pm: Game 28 – United States vs United States — Lamade Stadium (ESPN)…
  • Wed Aug 24 1.00 pm: Game 29 – International vs International — Volunteer Stadium (ESPN)
  • Wed Aug 24 3.00 pm: Game 30 – United States vs United States — Lamade Stadium (ABC)
  • Wed Aug 24 5.00 pm: Game 31 – International vs International — Volunteer Stadium (ESPN)
  • Wed Aug 24 7.00 pm: Game 32 – United States vs United States — Lamade Stadium (ESPN)
  • Thur Aug 25 3.00 pm: Game 33 – International vs International — Lamade Stadium (ESPN)
  • Thur Aug 25 7.00 pm: Game 34 – United States vs United States — Lamade Stadium (ESPN)
  • Sat Aug 27 12.30 pm: International final – International vs International — Lamade Stadium (ABC)
  • Sat Aug 27 3.30 pm: United States final – United States vs United States — Lamade Stadium (ABC)
  • Sun Aug 28 10.00 am: Consolation game – International vs United States — Lamade Stadium (ESPN)
  • Sun Aug 28 3.00 pm: LLBWS final – International vs United States — Lamade Stadium (ABC)

Little League Softball World Series

The Little League Softball World Series will take place from July 6th through July 31st for the qualifiers. Then the series itself runs from August 9th through August 15th.

  • TBA: Asia-Pacific Region Tournament
  • Jul 6 – Jul 10: Europe-Africa Region Tournament
  • Jul 15 – Jul 19: Latin America Region Tournament
  • Jul 23 – Jul 29: US Region Tournament
  • Jul 29 – Jul 31: Canada Region Tournament
  • Aug 9 – Aug 15: Little League Softball World Series

2022 Little League Softball World Series Schedule

  • Tue Aug 9 10.00 am: Game 1 – Mid-Atlantic Region vs Central Region (ESPN+)
  • Tue Aug 9 1.00 pm: Game 2 – Northwest Region vs Southwest Region (ESPN+)
  • Tue Aug 9 4.00 pm: Game 3 – North Carolina Host Region vs West Region (ESPN+)
  • Tue Aug 9 7.00 pm: Game 4 – Asia-Pacific Region vs Canada Region (ESPN+)
  • Wed Aug 10 10.00 am: Game 5 – Latin America Region vs TBA W2 (ESPN+)
  • Wed Aug 10 1.00 pm: Game 6 – New England Region vs TBA W1 (ESPN+)
  • Wed Aug 10 4.00 pm: Game 7 – Europe-Africa Region vs TBA W4 (ESPN+)
  • Wed Aug 10 7.00 pm: Game 8 – Southeast Region vs TBA W3 (ESPN+)
  • Thu Aug 11 10.00 am: Game 9 – TBA L1 vs TBA L7 (ESPN+)
  • Thu Aug 11 1.00 pm: Game 10 – TBA L2 vs TBA L8 (ESPN+)
  • Thu Aug 11 4.00 pm: Game 11 – TBA L3 vs TBA L5 (ESPN+)
  • Thu Aug 11 7.00 pm: Game 12 – TBA L4 vs TBA L6 (ESPN+)
  • Fri Aug 12 10.00 am: Game 13 – TBA W10 vs TBA W11 (ESPN+)
  • Fri Aug 12 1.00 pm: Game 14 – TBA W9 vs TBA W12 (ESPN+)
  • Fri Aug 12 4.00 pm: Game 15 – TBA W6 vs TBA W7(ESPN2)
  • Fri Aug 12 7.00 pm: Game 16 – TBA W5 vs TBA W8(ESPNU)
  • Sat Aug 13 1.00 pm: Game 17 – TBA L15 vs TBA W14 (ESPN2)
  • Sat Aug 13 4.00 pm: Game 18 – TBA L16 vs TBA W13 (ESPN2)
  • Sun Aug 14 1.00 pm: Game 19 – SEMIFINAL – TBA W16 vs TBA W18 (ESPN)
  • Sun Aug 14 4.00 pm: Game 20 – SEMIFINAL – TBA W15 vs TBA W17 (ESPN)
  • Mon Aug 15 4.00 pm: Game 21 – THIRD PLACE – TBA L19 vs TBA L20 (ESPN)
  • Mon Aug 15 7.00 pm: Game 22 – FINAL – TBA W19 vs TBA W20 (ESPN)

Streaming Services to Watch LLB

The Little League World Series will be aired live on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2. To watch all the games online there are several streaming services that offer these channels and much more.

Fubo TV

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FuboTV is the best streaming service when it comes to sports. The Pro Plan has 100+ channels with over 30 channels focused on sports. Among the channels are ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC.

The package includes the ability to stream on 10 devices at once and 1,000 hours of cloud DVR storage. No contract is involved so you can cancel at any time.

Signing up is simple and the 7-day trial allows you to try it before committing. Try Fubo TV today for $69.99/mo.

See our FuboTV review for more information.

DIRECTV STREAM

DIRECTV STREAM

DIRECTV STREAM is a great service for large families and households because for $69.99/mo you can stream on 20 devices at the same time. You get access to 75+ channels including ABC , ESPN, and ESPN2.

All DIRECTV STREAM plans come with unlimited cloud DVR as long as you sign up online. It also has many options to expand your channels including the best selection of regional sports networks in the industry with its Choice plan for $89.99/mo.

You can sign up for a 5-day free trial to see what DIRECTV STREAM has to offer and see if it is the right streaming service for you. Our DIRECTV STREAM review has more details.

Sling TV

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Sling TV is an affordable streaming service that allows you to personalise your channel lineup with ad-ons. Sling TV offers the Orange ($35/mo) and Blue ($35.mo) Plans but it is the Orange plan that includes ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3.

Sling TV does not offer ABC. But all ABC sports events (including the Little League World Series) are simulcast on ESPN3, which Sling TV does offer.

To watch the Little League World Series you will need to sign up for the Orage plan or for both plans for $50/mo. The Orange plan comes with 30 channels. It also includes 50 hours of cloud DVR.

For more information, see our Sling TV review.

Hulu + Live TV

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Hulu + Live TV offers 85+ channels, its industry-defining on-demand library, Disney+, and ESPN+ — all for $69.99/mo. Hulu’s plan has a channel lineup that includes ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2. You can also watch on 2 devices simultaneously. And it provides you with unlimited cloud DVR storage.

Hulu only offers one plan that you can customize with channel ad-ons and unlimited screens. Sign up for Hulu today to watch the Little League World Series. For all the details, see our Hulu + Live TV review.

Vidgo

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Vidgo is a good streaming service for sports and entertainment. Vidgo’s base plan, Plus, has 100+ channels including ESPN, ESPN2, and ABC (in select markets). The plan is $59.95 per month.

You can watch on 3 devices simultaneously. The only disadvantage of Vidgo is that it does not include a cloud DVR. See our Vidgo review for more.

Youtube TV

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With over 85 channels in its base package, Youtube TV is a good overall streaming service. It comes with unlimited cloud DVR storage and allows streaming on 3 devices at the same time.

Devices to Live Stream the Little League World Series

All the streaming services listed above allow you to stream on the most popular devices:

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android Mobile
  • Apple TV
  • Chromecast
  • iOS (iPhone,iPad)
  • Roku
  • Web Browsers

All but Vidgo also support Samsung smart TVs. All but DIRECTV STREAM support Android TV-compatible smart TVs. And all but Vidgo and DIRECTV STREAM support the Xbox. Hulu and YouTube also support PlayStation units.

There are other supported devices. See our reviews (linked to above) for complete details.

Wrapping Up

The Little League World Series is an event many look forward to all year round. We have seen some great streaming options above. To watch the event, we recommend Fubo TV. But any of the ones above should work well.

Cropped from 2007 Little League World Series by Ruhrfisch under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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