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Chuck Harmon Little League Washington Indiana

About our Club

Chuck Harmon Little League is youth baseball/softball volunteer organization in Washington, IN chartered with Little League organization in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.  The league personnel are all volunteers, primarily parents of the participants but has always had many community active individuals, business, and organizations willing to step in and help.

The league is governed by a board of directors elected by the participants each year.  The board consists of President, Executive Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Player Agent, Safety Officer, Information Officer, Chief Umpire, and a Vice-President and a Director for each league (age group).

Beginning in 2017 the name was changed from Washington Little League to Chuck Harmon Little League to honor a Washington high school player in baseball and basketball from the 1940. Chuck Harmon played major league baseball as the first African American to play for the Cincinnati Reds.

The Washington Little League was established in 1950 and has been chartered every year since.

The league first played on fields at the end of West Main Street owned by what was then the B&O railroad.  The fields and concession building was built by volunteers. For many years these facilities supported Washington youth from 8 to 12 years old.  In the late 1980's the league outgrew these facilities with the addition of softball for girls and adding younger players age 6 and 7.

In 1994, Henry Gwaltney donated forty acres for the development of  Henry Gwaltney Sports Complex at 1 Edwardsport Rd.  Chuck Harmon Little League has six baseball diamonds, concession building and utility buildings that were built with additional donations from local businesses.

In April 1996 Major League Boys Baseball and Major League Girls Softball played the first games on the new fields. In the following weeks the Minor and PAL League Baseball, Pitching Machine League, and Minor League Softball all opened their season on the new fields