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Man’s letter-writing campaign honors Little League founder

May 9, 2014

In 1952, Michael Marchese, while delivering telegrams for Western Union on his bicycle, met Carl Stotz, a man Marchese calls “the father of Little League....

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LauriH

May-10-14 9:34 AM

Mr.Yoxtheimer there have been girls over the years who have played in the Little League games.

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nobud74

May-09-14 7:29 PM

Interesting, I didn't know about the other founders. I wonder why it is always Stotz that gets promoted. Anyhow, it would be nice if the corporate world of LL would recognize these folks in a permanent way. Something little at the complex. They have a statue of Carl, maybe something else with the three of them.

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LauriH

May-09-14 7:15 PM

JimboJohnson, my husband grew up 4 doors down from George on Isabella Street in the late 60s. My husbands greatgrandmother and Carls mom were sisters, what a shame that the Bebbles were not included in the true "founders" of Little League Baseball what caring men they were.

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Nobody

May-09-14 12:31 PM

"So I take this guy has never been laid!"

That is mean AND filthy. And yet, the SG prints it. It's amazing what does, and doesn't, get edited here.

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CalvinT

May-09-14 10:27 AM

I grew up in the 1940s but did not get a chance to play baseball until the 50s. I remember what Carl did for every one of us kids. Just about everyone in Williamsport knew about Carl Stotz and his dream, of Little League Baseball for the kids, by the 1940s. But who would have ever thought that his dream would spread around the world and light up the hearts of millions of kids. I have a web site devoted to Williamsport's Past and it can be found at Remembering The Good Old Days dot com. You can post your stories about the past and reminisce about the good old days.

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JimboJohnson

May-09-14 9:49 AM

Poor George and Bert Bebble. Now there are two men who REALLY get NONE of the respect that is owed to them. Stotz is only 1/3 founder!!!!

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agaumom

May-09-14 8:36 AM

I am outraged at the comments seen here. These two people are obviously too young and poorly educated that they do not know what Mr. Stotz did for the children in this area. He gave them a way to imitate their idols of Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, Stan Musial, and numerous others.

Little League is now a multi-national corporation that provides the opportunity Mr Stotz did to the youth of Williamsport to all the world.

Pardon me , but your ignorance is showing.

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pmcflc

May-09-14 6:55 AM

Shame on you!

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