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New Hyde Park North Little League - Celebrating our 70th Anniversary!


History of our Club

With the end of World War II, the northern section of New Hyde Park experienced a booming home construction

era for returning servicemen, their young families and new brides. As the families began to grow and young sons

came along, playing baseball became a major recreational activity, but it was unorganized. Fathers, sons and friends

got together and played pickup games in open lots since there was no official baseball organization for North New

Hyde Park.

In late 1951, a group of 25 parents got together to form a youth baseball association. Additional meetings were held

with additional interested parents and it was agreed to obtain a Little League charter.

In 1952, a representative committee of parents met with the Little League officials from Williamsport, Pa and a

formal charter was granted. The new league decided to call itself "Merillon" after the fire house meeting place and

the cooperation received from the volunteer firemen in developing a small baseball field adjacent to the Merillon fire

house, which now a days is the Denton Ave School parking lot. And so Merillon Athletic Association was born.

In 1955 with the help and cooperation of the Town of North Hempstead and the Village of Lake Success, Merillon

Athletic Association was granted five acres of estate property. Though the property contained forest growth, small

hills and other obstacles the Merillon fathers and mothers under took the monumental job of clearing and draining

the land and constructing two base ball fields.

By 1963 in addition to a refreshment stand Merillon Athletic Association built an equipment garage that was in

service until 1990 when the current field house which incorporated all of the functions of storage, rest rooms and a

refreshment stand.

In 1990 our current field house was built through the efforts of the late Senator Michael J. Tully and the Town of

North Hempstead.

It is a reminder of all the dedication and hard work the people of Merillon have done in these past 60 years to

continue the Merillon goal of dedication to the youth of our community.

It is estimated that over well over 10,000 youngsters have played for Merillon Athletic Association since 1953. Many have

gone on to become parents and have their children play at Merillon. The Merillon alumni consist of doctors,

lawyers, CPA’s, policemen, fireman, businessman, engineers, civil servants and many other worthy professions.

Today more than ever the current Board of Directors, Managers, Coaches, and parents are dedicated to providing an

environment for the continued tradition of Americas favorite past time… Baseball!

We also host a softball Challengers Division.

In the Summer of 2018 Merillon LL was renamed to New Hyde Park North Little League.

Most important is to our renewing Sponsors, thank you for your continued support we could not keep our club going without you! To our new sponsors, we welcome and thank you for your support for the

children and hope you will continue your support. It is because of your support that we are able to keep NHPNLL

going and growing for the children of our community.

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New Hyde Park, New York 11040

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