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Historical Events
2017 The RLL 12U District All-Stars win the District 1 Championship over Stamford North, but go 0-2 against Fairfield American and North Branford in the State Sectional Tournament.  Community Center wins the town championship over Squash's.  The RLL 11U District All-Stars win the LaMotta Tournament, 7-6, in extra innings over Darien.  The RLL 9U All-Stars win their District Championship game against Darien, 16-5.  A talented group of RLL 8s win the Weston 8U Memorial Day Tournament.  RLL secures approval from P&Z to build a new, lighted baseball field along Route 7, near Simpaug Turnpike.  Multiple programs are now offered year-round to all ages levels, with the continued expansion of Fall Baseball, Winter Development, Spring and Summer Travel, Friendship, and Sandlot.  The installation of diamond dirt at Scalzo and Aldrich Fields has significantly improved the playability of those fields in inclement weather, leading to less rainouts and rescheduled games in the Majors and Minors divisions.  The Pancake Breakfast was a huge success, with record profits due to high community turnout.  RLL deeply mourns the loss of long-time volunteer and League Administrator, Patti Capilli, who passed away after a long battle with cancer.  Memorial plans are underway to commemorate Patti's contributions at the new baseball field.  A plaque is dedicated at Aldrich Field to Ridgefield Hardware player, Justin Cowen, who passed away after a two-year battle with cancer.  Steve Scalzo, President.   
2009 Craig's Jewelers wins town championship (Majors Black) and Lion's Club wins Tournament of Champions for Fairfield County.  Opening Day returns to ERMS.  RLL begins a new relationship with Ridgefield High School baseball with "RLL Night with the Tigers."  Championship Weekend is created, with AA AAA and Majors (Orange and Black) championships all held on the same  weekend, all at Serfillippi and Fitzgerald fields. Shadow Lake field is opened for practice.   Todd Brewster President.
2008 New backstops installed at Shadow Lake Field and Branchville.  Training & development programs expanded to include all teams at all levels.  Dimitri's wins Juniors Inter-town softball title and UPS Store wins Majors Inter-town softball title!  Pancake breakfast finds new home at RHS. 
2007

Ridgefield American League All-Stars repeat as the Connecticut District 1 Baseball Champions over Darien American, and goes 1-3 in State Sectional Tournament.  Rotary Club (formerly Bank of America) repeats as Majors (Black) Town Championship over Craig's Jewelry in three games.  Ancona's Market (Nationals) wins District 1 All-Towns Champions Tournament.  In Girls' Softball both the Juniors and 10/11 girls are District 1 Championship and both go 1-3 in the LL CT State Tournaments; RLL hosts 10/11 State Tournament at RHS.  New Majors baseball division introduced called Majors Orange and RKW Land Surveying wins inaugural Orange Championship.  Wood bats are mandated for Majors Black, online registration is introduced, Serfilippi Field is renovated with new scoreboard donated by Tuccio Development and girls' softball begins inter-town play.  Construction on Shadow Lake Field is begun and Barlow Mountain field moved.  All managers of AAA, Orange & Black baseball divisions are trained in CPR & AED as RLL installs defibrillators at Aldrich & Fitzgerald Fields.  Spring training program begun for baseball upper divisions. New uniforms for A, AA, 11/12 baseball all-stars and all softball all-stars.  Over 1300 boys & girls on over 120 teams.  Bruce Yuen, President.

2006
Ridgefield American League All-Stars win the Connecticut District 1 Championship over Ridgefield National League All-Stars, and goes 2-2 in State Sectional Tournament.  Bank of America defeats William Pitt in three games to win Majors Town Championship, Addessi Jewelers wins AAA title and Squash's wins the District 1 All-Towns Champions Tournament.  Boys & Girls Club's Girls' Softball program joins RLL and 11/12 All-Star team becomes District 1 Softball Champion, and they go 2-2 in State Sectional tournament, too.  Dave Scott retires after 35 years of service to RLL, dinner held in his honor at Ethan Allen Inn.  Safety baseballs introduced in all divisions, all Majors teams make the playoffs, RLL initiates pitch-count rule, new uniforms introduced for 5T, 6C, AAA and 9/10 all-stars. Scalzo Field is renovated, with new scoreboard donated by Southridge Capital.  Over 1100 baseball and 380 softball players on 140 teams!  Bruce Yuen, President.
2005     Ridgefield National League All-Stars repeat as Connecticut District 1 Champions over Wilton.  Copps Hill Shell defeats Squash's in the Majors Town Championship, while Pamby's wins the District 1 All-Town Champions Tournament.  Applied for and gained Town approval for new LL field on town property on Shadow Lake Road in Ridgebury.  Wood bats introduced into Fall Ball league.  Had 1050 players on 102 teams.  Joe Walsh, President.
2004
Ridgefield National League All-Stars win the Connecticut District 1 Championship in unprecedented fashion defeating Ridgefield American League All-Stars. Ridgefield Little League celebrates 50th Anniversary with Dinner dance a Sheraton Hotel. Joe Walsh, President.
2003
Fielded 97 teams in 6 divisions, 8 post-season teams in inter-town tournaments from AAA and Majors. Liz Ellis President.  Fall Ball launched for ages 9 - 12 with 14 teams.
2002
Opening Day Hometown Heroes Celebration and Commemoration of September 11, 2001. Liz Ellis, President.
2001
Ridgefield National League All Stars win the Connecticut District 1 Championship. Major Division expands by 2 teams. Liz Ellis, President.
2000
Ridgefield Little League program exceeds 1000 players. Zeke Sampson, President.
1999
National League All-Stars win the Connecticut District 1 Tournament - a first time achievement for the league and second in Ridgefield history. Zeke Sampson. President.
1998
Refurbished dugouts at AldrichPark, enlarged concession stand at Fitzgerald field. 950 players on 83 teams. Zeke Sampson, President.
1997
Separate "A" Division created for 7-year-olds; Minors renamed "AA" Division. Numbers rose to 930 players on 80 teams. Purchased batting cages. Zeke Sampson, President; Rob Ellis, Player Agent.
1996
Expansion to 12 Majors Teams. 825 children play. Scott Mason, President.
1995
Scalzo and Aldrich Fields resurfaced. Five-year-old T-Ball division added Over 800 children play. Scott Mason, President.
1994
Our 40th anniversary year. Over 700 children play on 58 teams. Val Ericson, Pres.
1993
Challenger Division launched for boys and girls Ages 6 to 18 who have any physical or mental challenge. Ridgefield Little League's program was the first of its kind in FairfieldCounty. Val Ericson, President.
1992
Almost 700 children play on 54 teams with the rate of participation among the town's 6 - 12 year olds rising to 43 percent. Bruce Nevins, President.
1991
Ridgefield American League wins District I Championship for the first time. In State Championship play, Conor Farley, in one of the most outstanding offensive performances in Little League history, leads the All-Stars to a come-from-behind victory over New Haven with tour home runs and an intentional walk in five at-bats! Electronic scoreboards, donated by Kraft General Foods, added to Aldrich and Fitzgerald fields Two Major League teams added Jim Martin, President.
1990
634 players on 48 teams National and American League All-Stars win a record number of games. Jim Martin, President.
1989
League restructured to include Majors, AAA, Minors and T-Ball. Pitching machines returned to Minors. Allen Kerr, President.
1988
Nine year olds eligible for Majors Allen Kerr, President.
1987
Two past presidents added to the Board of Directors. Martin Kelly. President.
1986
Jack Darlington Memorial Trophy dedicated and presented to town champions. Bob Phalen, President.
1985
Silver Anniversary of Little League Charter and AldrichPark. Managers Ray Altier and Jack Darlington surpass 300 Little League games. Rob Phalen, President.
1984
Ridgefield Little League marks 30th year. Sean Kennedy's 14 home runs set new record. Charles Schuller, President.
1983
Constitution revised. Established Steering Committee to manage daily League activities. Safety fencing installed at Scalzo, Farmingville. Ridgebury fields. Phil Wheeler, President.
1982
Reorganized league structure. Established town-wide common player pool. Dedicated Serfilippi Field. Tom Delnickas, President.
1981
Little League expanded to include 6 & 7 year olds. AAA to play at new LakeWindwing field. Tom Delnickas, President.
1980
LakeWindwing field construction continues. Dick Kavanaugh, President.
1979
AAA teams receive full uniforms. Dick Kavanaugh, President.
1978
Ridgefield Little League's 25th season. AAA field in North started. Philip McMorran, President.
1977
Scalzo field dedicated. New field built at East Ridge Jr. High. Little League State Championship played at Aldrich field. Philip McMorran, President.
1976
Addition to Aldrich concession stand. Registration nears 800, 56 teams. Bob Patrick, President.
1975
Novitiate field construction started. First girls enter Little League. 20 game schedule in Majors. Jerry Van-Duinen, President.
1974
AAA receives uniforms. First sports night New fence at Aldrich. Ray Hastings, President.
1973
Fitzgerald field concession stand built Paul Manikowski, President.
1972
Ridgefield splits into two leagues. Majors expanded to 12 teams. First Pancake Breakfast Paul Manikowski, President.
1971
First indoor tryouts. First games played at Fitzgerald field. Bob Schnuck, President.
1970
League is separated into two divisions. Majors expanded to 8 teams. Fitzgerald. Sachem and Branchville. School fields built 2-inning rule adopted. AAA League established. Edward Martin, President.
1969
T-Ball league (farm) started. Chuck Dean, President.
1968
Tryout procedure established. Registration nears 400. Charles Morris, President.
1967
Concession stand built at Aldrich. Ridgefield wins first tournament game. Chuck Dean, President.
1966
First Opening Day Program printed. Ray Altier, President.
1965
14 teams formed in 3 leagues. William Boyle, President.
1964
Outfield fence moved back to 200 feet Fred Archambault, President.
1963
Foul line fencing installed. Ernest Boyce. President.
1962
First team sponsors obtained. Dugouts built First tournament game. Charles Stolle, President.
1961
First Little League Charter. Outfield fence built at Aldrich. Babe Ruth becomes a separate league. Charles Coles, President.
1960
First games played at Aldrich. Backstop constructed. Paul Larsen, President.
1959
Aldrich field construction started. First light bulb sale fundraiser. Paul Larsen, President.
1958
First year of Pee-Wee League. Over 200 register. Eugene Mortensen, President.
1957
VeteransPark field constructed. Major League receives first full uniforms. Eugene Mortensen, President.
1956
Scoreboard donated. First fund raising campaign. Eugene Mortensen, President.
1955
Dugouts and refreshment stand built Teams receive shirts and hats. Ten game seasons. William Allen, President.
1954
League founded with six teams, Prospect Ridgefield constructed. William Allen, President.