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When the Walter “Pop” Smith Little League first started in 1952, the kids played with wooden bats and the field was on the corner of Goffe Street and Sherman Avenue. Bat materials have changed since then and the field has moved up the block. Yet the game of baseball itself has remained the same and it still has that magical power to bring together children and families.
“Baseball has great appeal to kids in all communities,” says Walter “Pop” Smith President Lynair Walker. “You hear the kids in the dugout with their different chants during a rally. Those are the great things. Hearing the kids playing. The chink of the bat. Those are things that keep us going year after year.” Continue reading