of Newburgh Little League
The Town of Newburgh Little
League was formed on June 26, 1968 but the first games were not played
until May of 1969. That first year there were 164 kids playing on 4
Major League and 6 Minor League teams. In 1970, a Senior League was
formed and then in 1976 the softball program was added.
the first years, the league
played on borrowed fields. Then in 1972, the league purchased 32 acres
of land on Lakeside Road. Click
here for Map. It took about 2
years to clear and level the land. All of the work was done by
volunteers. On June 2, 1974 the complex was dedicated. It consisted of
4 fields and one concession stand. Three games were played that day and
the fields have seen many, many games since that first day.
In the 1980's, our complex was
host of the Eastern Regional Tournament games for the Major division of
Little League. This is the age 11 - 12 group. The winner of these games
went to the Little League World Series that are held in Williamsport,
The complex also grew in size
by adding three more fields and another building. There were two fields
with 60' base paths and one field with 90' base paths.
The complex added an eighth
field in 2002 for our TBall players. This field is smaller than all of
our others and helps our youngest ball players learn the game of
baseball and softball on a field suited to them.
The league - board members,
volunteers, players - and the complex - fields, buildings - has
undergone many changes since that first day but the one thing that has
and will stay constant is that this is a program for the children of
the Town of Newburgh Little League. They are the only reason why this