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Denison Little League Celebrates 60th Anniversary

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DENISON, TX -- Big things happening on the diamond in Denison as the town celebrates 60 years of Little League.

360 kids made up the largest turnout for the opening ceremonies, and some of the original little leaguers from 1952 threw out first pitches.

Mayor Robert Brady was a part of that crew throwing a first pitch of his own.

This event triggered fond memories from members of that inaugural year.

"I think it was important to us, we had never had Little League in Denison and we were just at the right age when it started," Roger Shires, who played in that 1952 season said. 

"It was really a great experience for all of us. We really didn't have any other organized activities we could participate in at that time. Little League came on at the right time and we were lucky to be at the right age to be able to play Little League," added Frank Tatum who also played in the League's first year.

The Denison Little League also reached a five-year deal with the City to use the Waterloo Fields and the Smith Foundation donated catcher's equipment for all of the teams.