Thursday, November 8, 2012
Remembering Little League
I was so proud watching my grandson pitch in the Little League World Series. It brought back a lot of great memories for me of my career in Wallace Little League. I played for USWA and wore number 15, the same number that my brother had worn for the same team. If I remember correctly, Go Figure played for TeleView. We had the following teams:
Britt’s-Garden Spot (-Steins to you newcomers)
I think that was all of the teams.
We had two fields, and both fields had features peculiar to them. The Wallace field was on the elementary school playground and was nothing more than dirt and rocks. It did, however, have several redeeming features. The grandstands were much better here, and the "dug out" was far superior to the bench at the other park. Also, the Wallace field did have a home run fence, which made it easier to hit a home run, although I never reached the fence.
The other field was in Silverton, and was part of the great stadium complex of the Little League field, the Babe Ruth field, complete with lights for night games, and of course, Sather Field, home of the Wallace High School football team. The beauty of Silverton was that it was a grass field, but there was no home run fence and no dugout. But overall, I preferred playing there.
Ah yes, childhood days in Wallace were great. There was always something to do in those days.