LUFKIN ASTROS: History

History
LYBA Facts and History
Lufkin Youth Baseball Association was formed in the early 1950¡¦S with Eugene Brookshire being the first President. The continued success of the league organization is contributed to several early pioneers. These People paved the way for others to follow a much easier road. Lufkin Youth Baseball has grown from just a very few to over 700 participants. With the spirit and determination of Pitser Garrison, after whom our field was named, Eugene Brookshire, Bill Windsor, Buck Bradley, Cecil Muckelroy, Roy Sinclair, Irma Franklin, Bud Maddux, Bill Berry, Opal and Red Patrick, Reba and W.Z. Hutson, Shirley and Dale Hunter, Dick Sims, W.A. Dempsey, George Griffith, Kenneth Welch, Bubba Holland, Sandy Bate, Bubby Wood, Bob Kelley, Charles and Ruth Cowart, Meb Todd, Ray and Paulette Turner and countless others our field of competitiveness, descipline and determination has certainly been brought forth.

Some of the significant achievements for Lufkin Youth Baseball participants are:

„h LYBA Boys (13 and 14) won the 1980 World Series
„h Haylen Hardy - 1984 holds the record for the most Grand Slam homeruns in the Dixie Boys World Series (1)
„h LYBA Pre-Majors won the 1982, 1983, and 1990 World Series
„h Shane Tatum - 1990 holds the record for the most hits in a Dixie Pre-Majors World Series
„h Chad Alexander - 1990 holds the record for the most home runs in a Dixie Pre-Majors World Series (2)
„h Lufkin, Texas holds the record for the most home runs by a team 1981 (3)
„h Lufkin, Texas holds the record for the most Pre-Majors World Series won by a league - 1982, 1983, 1990
„h LYBA Majors won the World Series in 1977, 1984, 1985, and 1993
„h Record for the most hits in a Dixie Majors World Series is held by Chris Cauley - 1983 (4), Jeff Jordan - 1984 (4), and Shane Dixon -1986 (4) Eddie Mathews - 1983 holds the record for the most 2 base hits (4)
„h Chris Cauley - 1984 holds the record for the most strikeouts by a pitcher in a Dixie Majors World Series (16)
„h Lufkin, Texas holds the record for the most Dixie Majors World Series won by a league - 1977, 1984, 1985, 1993
„h Ron Dempsey played in the first National Amateur All-Star Baseball Tournament. Ron won the Big Stick Top Hitter Trophy and $2000.00 for Dixie Baseball - 1993
„h Robert Keens played in the second National Amateur All-Star Baseball Tournament - 1994
„h Bud Maddux holds the record for the most winning coach with 20 Dixie State Championships and 6 World Series Championships
„h Jeff Jordan and Brad Hunter played on 5 World Series Championship Teams