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West Pasadena Little League Announces New President

African American news from Pasadena - W. Pasadena Little League New PresidentThe West Pasadena Little League has announced the appointment of Miles Morris as President.  Morris is a 45 year resident of Pasadena, serving his third season with the West Pasadena Little League. He began his tenure as a Major Division coach in 2008 and in 2009 was elected Player Agent followed by Vice President. “I am excited to be working with a new Board of Directors comprised of professional members of the community committed to setting the groundwork for many successful generations to follow.  My passion for the game of baseball and for children is what has driven me to the place where I am now. I have a great support system,” states Morris.

Morris himself started his baseball career and experience at West Pasadena Little League in the 1970s when the league was housed at Villa Park.

“My most memorable moment when it all came to focus was when I caught a fly ball in right field. After that, baseball was all I wanted to play,” adds Morris.

In 1976 to 1980 Morris was a 2x Most Valuable Player for Pasadena High School; All Pacific League 1979- 1980; 1982: 1st Team All Western State Conference for Glendale College; 1983: Most Valuable Player for Glendale and 1st Team All Inland Valley Conference, Practice Team for 1984 Olympic Baseball Squad; 1985: 1st Team All SWAC and Most Valuable Player for Southern University, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; 1985: Signed With the San Fernando Valley Dodgers Independent League; 1986; NBC World Series (Wichita, Kansas) named to All Tournament team SFV Dodgers; 1999 to 2000: JV Assistant Head Coach for Pasadena High School; and, since 2008, prides himself on being the founder and instructor for  Developing Hitters.

His mission for the 2010 season is to expose children to the history of the game as well as using the league as an outlet to encourage children to aim high and be diligent in pursuing their dreams whatever they might be.   WPLL serves ages four through 14.

WPLL registration runs through February 20th at Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena.  Or call 626-744-7330.

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