Historic Markers Across Alabama

Florence Little League Baseball (1951)

Marker ID:  
Location: on Clayborn Liles Drive, Florence, Alabama
County: Lauderdale
Coordinates: N 34° 47.462    W 087° 40.507
  34.79103333    -87.67511666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3QEF


Florence Little League Baseball (1951)
Coach Presley Robbins Field (1972)

Plans for the Florence Little League Baseball program for youth in ages ranging from eight to twelve years were completed in April 1951. These plans and the layout of this playing field were in accord with those developed by American's first Little League Program of 1939 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The four local teams to participate in the Florence 1952 opening season were Indian, Red Socks, Tigers and Yankees. In 1973 this field was re~named Coach Presley Robbins Field in appreciation of Robbins' years of labor that was instrumental to the development of this program for the youth of Florence.

Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama.

End of Florence Little League Baseball (1951)