The Little League® Pledge was written in 1954 by Peter J. McGovern, the first president of Little League Baseball. It has remained unchanged since it was first published.
Today, local Little League programs often choose to recite the Little League Pledge at the start of the season, and some recite it before every game. It is printed on the backs of the Little League rulebooks. Some local leagues also choose to play or sing the National Anthem of the country in which the game is played.
High Park Little League has incorporated the pledge into its popular Opening Day ceremonies and it is part of all tournament play.