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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Florence Little League Baseball (1951)

Coach Presley Robbins Field (1972)

 
 
Florence Little League Baseball (1951) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 25, 2009
1. Florence Little League Baseball (1951) Marker
Inscription. Plans for the Florence Little League Baseball program for youth in ages ranging from eight to twelve years were completed in April 1951. These plans and the layout of this playing field were in accord with those developed by America's first Little League Program of 1939 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The four local teams to participate in the Florence 1952 opening season were Indian, Red Socks, Tigers and Yankees. In 1973 this field was re~named Coach Presley Robbins Field in appreciation of Robbins' years of labor that was instrumental to the development of this program for the youth of Florence.
 
Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama.
 
Location. 34° 47.462′ N, 87° 40.507′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Clayborn Liles Drive. Touch for map. Located at Entrance of McFarland Park. Turn left off Coffee Rd./Savannah Hwy 20 left onto Clayborn Liles Dr. Marker is on right side of road next to Ballfield Park. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Prehistoric Native Americans / Historic Native Americans (approx. 0.3 miles away); Prehistoric Mound (approx.
Florence Little League Baseball (1951) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 25, 2009
2. Florence Little League Baseball (1951) Marker
0.3 miles away); Church Spring and School (approx. 0.3 miles away); McFarland Park and Recreation Area (approx. 0.3 miles away); John McKinley Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Rolling Stones in the Shoals in 1969/Sticky Fingers Ranks Among Greatest Albums (approx. 0.4 miles away); The American Legion (approx. half a mile away); Lauderdale County (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Categories. Sports
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 1,354 times since then and 68 times this year. Last updated on June 1, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 9, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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