LGH youth league puts kids first

Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at 1:00am

The Lipscomb Green Hills Baseball League has been in existence for 26 years and proves that sandlots and summertime are synonymous in the Nashville area.

Gary Waller and a group of fathers founded the league, which is open to children 5-13 years old, when their sons were younger because they felt the need for a fairer organization. Waller spoke candidly about why the Lipscomb Green Hills League was a necessity.

"Quite frankly at that time the only thing going in our area was the official Little League," Waller explained. "And the official Little League had tryouts, and kids would get disappointed cause they couldn't make the team. And then they had kids who made the team who would sit on the bench all of the time and never got to play.

"Then the coaches were always fussing and arguing and fighting, and we just said there's got to be a better way than that.

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