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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta May 1974 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Home plate is dusted off. Batter up is called. And another season of little league baseball begins to fill the score sheets. The season can stretch from a home run with the bases full to a strikeout in the bottom of the ninth. But for most of the hundreds of Lethbridge youngsters taking to the basepaths this the season will cement only fond memories for the future. For the youngsters will settle for the sound of bat meeting a diving save of a line drive or the encouraging words of their little league coach. This year there are 46 coaches throughout the city spending several hours a week helping some 700 boys play better baseball. They take care of 10 farm eight little league and four senior little league teams in the Norcrest league and another 10 farm 10 little league and four seni- or little league teams in the Lakeview league. Not to be sitting behind the are the parents of the junior Henry Aarons and Babe Ruths as they sit shrieking and groaning with almost every stroke of the bat. The tears and cheers of the games and the summer season will undoubtedly prove all too short for the coaches and players. Regular play finishes late in followed by city playoffs in early July. But fond memories of the crucial triple or suicide squeeze play will carry the players until a new season begins. Merylen of 3509 Sylvan Road leaps from base in antici- pation of gaining ground. ;