Harlem Little League

History


Harlem Little League is an officially chartered little league of Little League Baseball, Incorporated. We offer a spring baseball season to boys and girls ages 5-12. If volunteer staff is available, we offer summer and fall ball. As a chartered member of Little League Baseball, Incorporated, a worldwide corporation, we follow Little League Baseball’s rules and regulations. Harlem Little League’s goal is to develop big league citizens not big league ball players. We emphasize children having fun while playing competitive baseball. Parents are urged to cheer for ALL players, not just their child. Harlem Little League wants ALL of our children to be winners and to enjoy their Little League experience! So forget the “big win” and concentrate on having fun!

Harlem Little League was founded in 1989 and has served the children of Harlem ever since. In 2015, we served approximately 400 youngsters between the ages of 5 and 12 years old. To learn more about our history, read these various clippings from local and national media: 

Recent Press

November 18, 2015: Major League Flooding at Harlem Ballfield Keeps Little League out of the GameDNA Info
July 6, 2015: How Harlem Made the 2002 LLWSThe Sports Capital
June 24, 2015: A Harlem StoryThe Sports Capital
June 15, 2015: Harlem Little League All-Star GameThe Sports Capital
April 23, 2015: Harlem Little League Visits Yankees StadiumESPN

Historical Pieces

April 22, 2012: Harlem Little League plays host to West Coast Japanese Little League at Marcus Garvey ParkNew York Daily News
April 11, 2011: Harlem Little League celebrates opening day of baseball seasonNew York Daily News
August 27, 2002: A Triumphant Mood in HarlemThe New York Times
August 23, 2002: Elation Proves Short-Lived as Harlem Is EliminatedThe New York Times
August 23, 2002: Harlem’s Mobile Fan BaseThe New York Times
August 21, 2002: Harlem Reaches The Quarterfinals Behind 3 HomersThe New York Times
August 16, 2002: League’s Founders Draw Wide PraiseThe New York Times
August 1, 2002: Little League Team From Harlem Has That Championship FeelingThe New York Times
June 12, 1994: Harlem: 5 Years After, A Big League Of Their OwnThe New York Times
April 16, 1995: A Little League of Their OwnThe New York Times
April 9, 1989: It’s Play Ball! as Little League Returns to HarlemThe New York Times
February 16, 1989: Long-Missing Little League Comes Back to HarlemThe New York Times

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