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West Los Angeles Little League

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West LA Little League History

West LA Little League History


The West Los Angeles Little League was approved for membership by Little League Baseball Inc. of Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 1951. The application was sent with the ten-dollar fee. One of the original team sponsors was the Westwood Kiwanis Club which remains as one of West LA Little Leagues’ consistent supporters.   The new little league fields at Ohio Ave. and Sepulveda Blvd. were named "Bringham Field" in honor of Col. Robert Bringham, manager of the Veterans Administration.  


Wes Parker played for the Packard Bell Indians, hitting .393 for the 1952 season. Wes later played for the Major League Los Angeles Dodgers, where he was one of the finest fielding first basemen ever, the winner of six consecutive gold gloves from 1967-1972 and a key member of the Koufax-Drysdale-led Dodgers team that won the 1965 World Series. His .996 career fielding percentage ties him with Steve Garvey, Don Mattingly and JT Snow for the best ever.  


Tony Horton plays in West LA Little League and goes on to play in the Majors for the Boston Red Sox from 1964-67 and the Cleveland Indians from 1967-70. Tony continues today to coach our kids in the league, and the league commemorates his service by Tony’s induction into the West LA Little League Hall of Fame. A plaque is located on the major field just outside the left field fence line.  


Bill Lancaster, screenwriter of "The Bad News Bears" movie starring Walter Mathau, plays catcher for the Giants.


"The Bad News Bears" is released. The film is based on Bill Lancaster's experience playing in the West LA Little League.


Field lights installed on the major field thanks to league donations.


Rehab of snack bar completed by the league.


Field lights installed on the minor field, all funds raised by league donations.


Construction completed on the "League House" entirely with funds from West LA Little League Families years 2004 through 2007, as well as a donation from the Easton Sports Foundation. A special thanks to Jim Easton and his Easton Sports Foundation for their significant and generous donation to the "League House" construction project.  Architect: Ned Engs (fee donated), league family.  Contractor: W.S. Klem.


West LA sweeps all three Baseball District 25 Titles and Softball Majors Title.  Read Article  May be the first time in District 25 history that one league has dominated the championship in all divisions.
West LA Pitcher for the 11/12 AllStar Team pitched a perfect game in the Semi Finals on the way to the Championship.  Read Article 

Contact the league if you have played in the WLALL and have some information to add to our history.

The Sussman Award


West LA Little League
PO Box 24365 
Los Angeles, California 90024

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