District 27 Little League
"From the very first day in the summer of 1939 when Carl Stotz pledged to his nephews he would work out a plan for a league, Little League Baseball has relied on the efforts and contributions of volunteers" from Growing Up at Bat By Harvey Frommer.
The backbone of Little League is its army of volunteers. From its beginning, with only a few people involved, Little League has become an international program with almost 1 million volunteers.
This group of community minded people includes manager, coaches, umpires, scorekeepers, and snack shack workers. And let's not forget the players themselves. It is not unusual to see the players out there helping pick up trash, drag the fields or sell a hamburger or two.
We salute the memory of the following
Ed Bebeck Paul Gazeley Eric Fadeley Ernie Hobbs Dennis Halverson Gabriel Reyes Joe Laszacs
Jose Salazar Marlo Santos Wayne Triplet Clyde Yamaguchi Wayman Turman Ronald Cade Jr. Kitty Vanderhoof
Merle Sanders Carl Magee Yvetter Ojeda Steve Buby Marcell Van Gerwen Tony Lawson Norm Hernandez
Ray Austin Tony Mongelli Frank Yost Don Beichley Jim Bussiere Harold Kellum Mary Bullard
Donna Schlender Terry Wilshusen Bill Witt Ricardo Gallegos Newzeland 'Z' Williams Ray Blakeslee Kent Mace
Brian Fitzgerald Thomas Boyle Ken Mastin Steve Stoltz Dave Ward Tom Mandella Mitch Straus
Hardy "Shep" Sheppard Gary Yoshinaga Richard Oglesby Bernie Germani Leo Russo
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