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Declining registration leads to merger of 2 Pleasanton Little league organizations

Original post made on Nov 25, 2015

Pleasanton American Little League and Pleasanton National Little League have combined efforts to create a new, joint Pleasanton Little League starting in the upcoming season.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 8:13 AM

Comments (7)

Posted by Member
a resident of Valley Trails
on Nov 25, 2015 at 1:54 pm

A big kudos to the boards of both leagues for working hard and merging the leagues. This will bring better baseball to Little League in Pleasanton.

Posted by Member
a resident of Hart Middle School
on Nov 25, 2015 at 11:28 pm

To clarify a point made in the article, Pleasanton American purchased insurance to cover theft prior to Jeremy becoming the president. The insurance policy (minus the deductible) is how the money was recouped.

Posted by Curious
a resident of Del Prado
on Nov 26, 2015 at 11:27 am

Why were the two larger leagues PALL and PNLL combined and the smaller league PFLL was left by itself? Maybe all three leagues should have combined and split into two divisions giving all kids the chance to play at a higher level of competitive play.

Posted by Member
a resident of Donlon Elementary School
on Nov 26, 2015 at 12:15 pm

PFLL board voted against combining 2 years in a row. The former PFLL president tried to get it passed through.

Posted by Member
a resident of Mission Park
on Nov 26, 2015 at 12:21 pm

PALL was the smallest league. The original plan was to split PFLL in half and give each half to PNLL and PALL. Merging with PALL was not an option given to PFLL by the district.

Posted by Member
a resident of Valley Trails
on Nov 26, 2015 at 5:18 pm

PFLL was going to lose 100 players to PNLL, PALL would have lost 75 players to PNLL and the leagues would have been even between the combined PFLL/PALL and PNLL. Registration numbers would have been 600 and 630. Every league was losing players and the end result would have been balance. Now one league will have 700+ and the other will have 400+. That was PFLL's choice unfortunately.

Posted by Member
a resident of Mission Park
on Nov 26, 2015 at 9:38 pm

Not sure on all the numbers, but for PFLL majors alone, 29 would have gone to PALL and 27 to PNLL.

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