Like most kids who play organized youth sports all across America, the kids in the WMLL program dream of one day growing up and playing baseball or softball at the professional level. They dream of playing in a stadium in front of thousands of fans and making that big play. The reality is the chance of that happening to any one child from WMLL or any other youth baseball program is practically nil. So far, only one WMLL player has ever made it all of the way to the major leagues.
The truth is, if your child is interested in making it to the major leagues, he or she has a better opportunity of getting there via the WMLL ground crew. This past summer, two West Madison ground crew members, one current and one past, spent the season working in Major League baseball parks on the east coast. Click Here for the rest of the story