Menlo-Atherton Little League was host of all-star tournament


By Christian Wagner

This year the Menlo-Atherton Little League hosted the 2017 District 52 All-Stars Tournament for the 11-12 age group.

Following a lengthy period when the league was unable to host all-star tournaments, the Willie Mays Ballpark in Holbrook-Palmer Park in Atherton, which opened in 2015, changed that.

"In order to host a tournament of this size (with 15 teams), you really need two fields," M-A Little League Director Mike Haven said.

After an approval process that involved District 52 officials as well the cities of Menlo Park and Atherton, the M-A Little League got the green light to host the tournament at Burgess Park in Menlo Park and Holbrook-Palmer Park in Atherton.

The Willie Mays Ballpark is impressive. The sod is from the company that installed the turf at AT&T Park, Atherton Public Works Superintendent Steve Tyler said. "When I was a kid, we never had anything like this."

The Pacifica American Little League team won the tournament, which ran from June 24 to July Fourth, and is one of three District 52 all-star tournaments for different age groups.


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Posted by Anonymouse
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jul 16, 2017 at 9:48 am

Congrats and thanks to Menlo-Atherton for hosting such a fun and successful tournament for our local 12 year-old children. America's pastime lives on vibrantly and what a great experience for our kids and our community!

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