IN PICTURES: Long Beach Little League calls it a season

The Long Beach Little League closed out its season on Sunday, June 2.

This year, more than 550 ballplayers made up 47 teams in five divisions: Challenger, Major, Minor A, Minor B, Farm, and T-Ball.

On closing day Sebastian Wheeler won the home run contest and the Luke Johnson Award went to Nicolas Guadamuz; the honor is chosen by the league’s umpires and goes to the player who exhibits qualities of hard work and a positive attitude.

A ceremony was also held honoring long-time Little League coach, umpire and board member, Al Huntley. Long Beach Little League named its flagship ballpark Al Huntley Field.

Little League fall ball starts in September. For more information, click here.

Long Beach Little Leaguers jumped into a dog pile while they waited for the start of a ceremony in which Al Huntley was honored for his many years of involvement in the Little League program on Sunday, June 2, 2019. Photo by Bill Alkofer.

Long Beach Little Leaguers play horsed around while they waited for the start of the ceremony. Photo by Bill Alkofer.

Long Beach Little Leaguers were literally climbing the walls as they waited. Photo by Bill Alkofer.

Al Huntley listens to a speech while he was being honored for his many years of involvement in the Long Beach Little League. Photo by Bill Alkofer.

Long Beach Little Leaguers goof off. Photo by Bill Alkofer.

Long Beach Little Leaguers play catch. Photo by Bill Alkofer.

Long Beach Little Leaguers wait somewhat patiently. Photo by Bill Alkofer.

A painting of Al Huntley now adorns the skybox. Photo by Bill Alkofer.

Al Huntley looks a painting of himself on the skybox. Photo by Bill Alkofer.

The Long Beach Little League Reds goof around. Photo by Bill Alkofer.

Long Beach Little Leaguers were literally climbing the walls. Photo by Bill Alkofer.

 

 

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