When festivities for the 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Anaheim get underway this weekend, Laguna Beach Little League and the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach will be a part of the fanfare.
On Sunday, several members from Laguna Beach Little League, including President Jennifer Sweet, will be on hand for a dedication honoring the late Jack Norworth. The former Laguna Beach resident, who died in 1959, penned the America's Pastime classic, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" in 1908. Norworth, who is buried outside of Angel Stadium at Melrose Abbey Memorial Park, will be honored with the unveiling of a new monument at his gravesite beginning at 10 a.m. Former Major League pitcher Rollie Fingers will deliver remarks at the dedication.
Sweet said she will "show off" the Jack Norworth Trophy that Laguna Beach Little League hands down each year to the regular-season winner in the Majors division. She said it is the original trophy that the Cracker Jack Co. presented to Norworth and the league in 1958, a year before Norworth's death.