Milford: Little Leagues in city now in one dugout
Updated 2:53 pm, Thursday, February 1, 2018
MILFORD — The two Little League organizations in Milford are joining forces.
This spring, the Milford National Lou Gehrig and the Milford International leagues will be playing under one banner, the Milford Little League.
“With the new setup, we hope to attract 600 kids, which is about where we should be, given the population of Milford,” said Mark Kaminski, a member of the MLL board of directors.
The move was approved this week by Little League International, Williamsport, Pa., the governing organization of all Little League clubs worldwide. It was announced Wednesday by the board of directors of the new organization.
Milford National is a coed baseball league while Milford International has both coed baseball and girls softball divisions.
About 500 children ages 4-13 participated in their games last year; about 200 of these children are girls. For a time, Milford had more that two Little League groups.
Kaminski said the previous setup was confusing to parents because many thought that the International group was just for children living in the city’s Woodmont borough.
The new, combined MLL will have a new logo, too, one that will have a blue and gold theme. The blue will recall Foran High School’s color, while the gold will be derived from their cross-town rival, Law High.
The logo combines a ship’s wheel with a baseball and bats.
“This is a year to remember in Milford — this spring season will be the first baseball and softball season as the Milford Little League, now the oldest, largest, and only Little League in Milford,” says Bill Garfield, vice-president of softball.
Parents of prospective players are urged to visit the site www.MilfordLittleLeague.com to register their children. Registration closes March 21.