Website Manager

D7 STAFF MEMBERS

DISTRICT 7 ADMINISTRATOR

DIANNE CARDONA

d7sacramento@yahoo.com

(Cell) 719-6220 (Home) 427-0114

LITTLE LEAGUE ADA                                                              

Enrique Hernandez                                                                    

916-997-7981                                               

ehernandez@cityofsacramento.org           

SOFTBALL ADA                                                                                                  

                                                             

TREASURER

Charles Chan  

SECRETARY



CHIEF UMPIRE

Alan McCullough

916-396-4254

CHALLENGER ASSISTANT                                   

Tiffany Sheffield                                                                          

916-792-5682                                                                            

tiffany.sheffield67@gmail.com                                                 

CHALLENGER ADA                                                                                                 

Tomi Gomez                                                                              

916-287-6560

d7llchallenger@yahoo.com                                                         

INFORMATION OFFICER

Steven Foster

Little League History

Little League® Baseball began in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in 1938, when Carl Edwin Stotz, an oil clerk, agreed to a game of catch with his nephews:– Jimmy and Harold “Major” Gehron – who were too young to play organized baseball. Acting on a promise to find a way for children to play baseball like the Major Leaguers of the day, Mr. Stotz created a three-team league that would play on a field that was two-thirds the size of a standard baseball field. After being turned down by 56 local businesses, Mr. Stotz convinced a lumber company, a dairy, and a pretzel maker to sponsor the teams for $30 each. On June 6, 1939, the first Little League game was played at Park Point in Williamsport.

TIME LINE

Little League® is an international pastime that has been a fabric of societies throughout the world for 75 years. Since its founding in 1939 by Carl Stotz, Little League has instilled leadership, character, courage and loyalty in all that participate, including the nearly 1.5 million adult volunteers. Little League can be found in more than 80 countries worldwide with more than 2.4 million children participating each year. Little League has celebrated many milestones due to the dedication of its players, parents and volunteers. Below are just a few examples …

  • The Legacy Begins: First Little League Game is played on June 6, 1939 
  • Another First: First Little League Baseball® World Series is played in August 1947 
  • International Expansion: Canada becomes the first international team to charter in 1951 
  • Outgrowing Original Field: Howard J. Lamade Stadium was built in 1959 to support the growing popularity of Little League 
  • Federal Charter: Little League receives its Federal Charter in 1964 
  • Expansion Outside of Baseball: Little League Softball is founded in 1974 
  • Dugout: Walt Disney Co. creates Dugout the Mascot in 1985 
  • Challenger:  The Little League Challenger Division is established in 1989 
  • Urban Initiative: The Urban Initiative Program is established in 1999 
  • The World Series Expands Again: Volunteer Stadium is built in 2001 to allow for a 16 team tournament 

Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division: The Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division is created in 2012 creating nine divisions of play

CALIFORNIA D7 SACRAMENTO

Dianne Cardona 
   
Phone : 916-719-6220
Email : d7sacramento@yahoo.com
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