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This Day In Norwood History-June 17

917 Leaguers Enrolled in

By JACK BARRY

NORWOOD—A real Little League ball town, with 917 boys playing ball, divided among major leagues, 10, minor leagues 28 and Pewee circuits, eight… and every boy must two innings. This is Norwood under the direction of two-year president .

and the Globe’s Little League clinic visited Norwood’s Pleasant-st Field with , bachelor-coach and friend of the town’s youngsters, aiding in the infield-outfield and batting drill.

Norwood also gives its minor leagues considerable attention, according to Pres. Saraca. “These are the boys who will keep our major leagues going and this year we’re going to have a playoff between winners of the and National Leagues and in an All-Star game between two minor leagues” Saraca said.

Boys who showed well in the two groups for infield and outfield drill under Coleman included: , , , , , , , , , , , , George Assat, , , .

Coleman pitched to hitters, with each boy being allowed three swings as Joe corrected imperfections in their styles, as well as halting play to offer correct advice on fielding fundamentals to infielders and outfielders.

Aiding President Saraca in the league, which helped develop , now signed by are Vice Pres. and , Treasurer Mrs. Catherine O’Hearn, Secretary Shirley and umpire-in-chief and .

heads the minor league group, aided by , equipment manager and player-agents and .

Wed, Jun 17, 1964 – 59 · The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts) · Newspapers.com

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