Group makes available online a tale of its origins.
Vienna Little League has become an integral part of what gives Vienna its hometown charm. But how exactly did the league get started? The group has published for the first time a 60-year history online. You can view some of it by clicking here. The group says it took on the project to create "a published and professionally-designed form for past and future generations to enjoy." For more information, read this announcement by VLL. Keep up to date with all Vienna sports news by subscribing to our free daily online newsletter.
Fred Crabtree, 96, was an icon in local little league, county park authority
He was one of a kind. A mover and a shaker, a dedicated volunteer and public servant with the ability to get things done, a family man and friend of young athletes, and most of all, a really nice guy that all of us are going to miss. We lost former Park Authority Board member Fred Crabtree on Sunday, March 11. At age 96 he left the game and is now remembered fondly as “Mr. Baseball.” He left behind a legacy of love and accomplishment. He was the loving husband of the late Ann Ruth Crabtree and father of Joyce Cockrille and Frederick “Rick” Crabtree, Jr. He is also survived by his two sisters, Gaynell and Joan and six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Those were his immediate family members, but …