LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — When you think of rec baseball in Little Rock, Junior Deputy comes to mind.
The league began in 1947 to keep kids out of trouble; over 70 years later the league is going strong. Tony Green has been a volunteer coach with the league since 2000. “This is my way to give back. It’s a lot of fun and everybody recognizes you and everybody has a good time and it’s like a family.”
His family of little Giants loves playing for their coach. Not because he’s competitive, but because he teaches the game the right way.
Caidence Walker plays for Coach Green and she admits she gets a few butterflies stepping up to the plate. “I’m kind of nervous, I’m kind of excited, it’s like a mixture.”
Despite being a little nervous, the love of the game drives Caidence to get out on the field every week. “I like to run a lot and I’m competitive.”
Green says so many kids like Caidence are the reason he returns year after year. “Baseball is a perfect game, you don’t have to be perfect to play. It’s really a great game to be apart of.”