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Feb, 2017

Who is Clyde Whittemore?

In April of 1957 Clyde Whittemore joined the Waterbury Little League Baseball Association as Vice President.  He quickly saw many possibilities for the league to pursue. 
In 1958 he was elected as President. Over the course of the next two years, with the help of local business and fund raising events, he helped bring the Associations ledgers from the deep red to a nice, healthy black.
Clyde was also President of the Mount Mansfield League, which was comprised of teams from four Central Vermont communities,  from 1960 to 1964.  In 1964 he incorporated the Babe Ruth League into the Waterbury Baseball Association.
In 1965 he was instrumental in organizing the Harwood District Little League, consisting of eight Little League teams and four Babe Ruth teams.  Clyde acted in all capacities, serving as adviser, umpire, and chief safety officer. During Clyde's life-long association with the Little League and Babe Ruth programs participation grew from 60 to 248 youngsters.
In 1978 Clyde was given a testimonial dinner in recognition of his work in the local baseball and softball programs. After Clyde's passing in 1980 the residents and members of the Waterbury Little League named the league in his honor.  It was a well-deserved honor for a humble, special individual who gave selflessly of his time, creating many fond memories for kids and parents alike.

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