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                                 CARO LITTLE LEAGUE (CBF)

 

Caro's field of dreams was made a reality by the founding fathers of the Caro Baseball Federation in 1978. 

The first original board for CBF consisted of:  Paul Meunier, Tom Mutton, Steve Lockman, John Seigner , and Jerry Mis .

Some of the board members, got together with Dean Kreiner, the Head Baseball Coach from Central Michigan University to assist them in setting up the program we know now as CBF.  

CBF started off playing on whatever baseball field was available to them, Caro Center, Indianfields Township Park, Graham Field , the field by Sacred Heart Parrish Center and the Fairgrounds.  Paul Meunier, Tom Mutton and John Seigner pooled together the funds to purchase the uniforms.  In 1973, Richard Bertrand purchased land out on Ryan Road for the purpose of building a Knights of Columbus Hall.  The land consisted of an orchard, woods, a sand dune and a railroad track right of way.

Turning this into baseball fields ??? What were they thinking ????  This plot of land was not meant to be baseball fields but they had a dream .....   Joe Orban, a Knight from the K of C, was a key player in advocating for the CBF and giving back to the community.  It was agreed that the land would be leased to CBF for $1.00 a year.

Let the work begin.......  Ed Whalen, owner of Whalen Contracting offered to clear the land of the trees, huge boulders, railroad tracks, and any other objects in the way.  Dirt was brought in to fill the area.  Ed Whalen waived his fee for the work as he truly believed in the program.

The first "official" field of CBF was developed on the corner of Ryan and Gun Club roads.  Arlin Baker acquired the piping needed for the fencing and the backstops that came from Dow Chemical in Midland.  George Pattullo hauled it back to Caro, and welders for the Sugar Factory help cut and fit it for the field. 

The Senior Field was finally finished at 3:00 a.m. the morning of Opening Day.

Well, what would a baseball field be without, hotdogs, popcorn and nachos... Lots of conversation was had between Henry Jaster and Paul Meunier.  One morning Henry and Paul looked at the spot they thought the building should go... They decided there was no time like the present and with no blueprints in hand, they started digging the footings for a 24 X 30 building.  By Sunday afternoon, the building was up and the roof was on.  With lots of help from many volunteers, the building was completed. 

In the beginning there were so many people who played key parts in the development of the CBF Organization.   Tom Zuraw, Arlin Baker, Ed Whalen, John Papp Sr., David Kolacz, Paul Findlay, Randy Barrigar, and Marsh Raymond are just a few.  On this special occasion of celebrating 35 years of the Caro Baseball Federation ,  I would like to say "Thank you" to all the volunteers, local merchants and the community for their countless and selfless hours of support.  You are the reason that we are still going strong today...

Caro Little League is a youth organization for the enjoyment and education of young boys and girls.
Caro Little League offers both baseball and softball for our local youth.
Caro Little League is located in Caro
Michigan and is part of Michigan District 14 which covers Bay City, Saginaw, Reese, Vassar, Caro, Cass City, Bad Axe, Pigeon and Harbor Beach.
Caro is located in the "Thumb" of
Michigan and is a very diversified community.

Since our conception in 1978, the objective of Caro Little League has been to implant firmly in the children of the community the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority. So that they may be well adjusted, stronger and happier children and will grow to be good, healthy and trustworthy citizens.

Our League covers the
Caro School District boundaries and some outlying areas. The season usually starts in April and ends the third week in June.

If you have questions or concerns about Caro Little League please contact
our League President, Jim Rigg at: (989) 670-6699 or email us at carolittleleague@yahoo.com.

We need your input to continue serving your needs. 

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