MANY THANKS TO MY FRIEND, GEORGE GOLDY FOR THIS INTERESTING INSIGHT INTO THE ABOVE COLUMN:
In 1951 the Little Bigger League came into existence in Yardville to give boys a place to play after Little League. Later it evolved into the Babe Ruth League and went national. I was in the athletic officials group at HHS in 51 and we were asked to umpire games for the league. A few of us did and we were paid a cap and shirt. (The days of volunteering). Later I spent 16 years at Switlik as a coach and manager 1972 to 1987. We were never allowed to host the world series in all the years because the facility was not adequate (covered stands, parking, etc) I believe they allowed the series to be held in 2001 because of the 50th anniversary.