Little Mountaineer League: South Williamsport, Pa

Little Mountaineer League was formed in 1948 at which time four teams were organized.  The sponsors of the teams were Lions, Reeser Daneker, American Legion and Chopak.  The territorial rights included Nesbit, Duboistown, Armstrong Township and the Borough of South Williamsport.  As more boys became interested in playing baseball, they all could not be accommodated on Lions Field so the rights to the Nesbit and Duboistown players were given to the Newberry League which was just forming.

As the years went by, we were invited by Little League Headquarters to join them in a Senior League program.  The first senior League Field was located at the bend of Market Street and Montgomery Pike next to the former American Legion building. Later that field was used for a number of years as a girls senior league softball field.

The boys senior games were then moved to the newly constructed Keliher Field, now known as Koser Field, located on East Second Avenue in South Williamsport.  The territorial rights for the Senior Division were to include all boys in the South Williamsport School District.

Little League Headquarters asked Little Mountaineer to join them in forming a Boy’s Big League Program which we readily agreed to do.  These games were played on fields at the Little League Complex.  Did you know that Little Mountaineer League produced Pennsylvania’s First Big League Champion?

Today South Little League (formerly Little Mountaineer Little League) has 200+ kids playing in their program, including children in baseball, softball, and the Challenger divisions.

Please Send Us Your old Little League photos to: dgeise@thesignshop17702.com

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raffle ticket from 1978, black and white TV – WOW!











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Lions 1948


Plankenhorn Candies 1949


Chopak Fabrics 1952 ?

Chopak Fabrics 1957

Chopak Fabrics 1958

Reeser Daneker 1959

Reeser Daneker 1959

Thrift 1959

Thrift 1959

Chopak Fabrics 1959

Reeser Daneker 1960

Reeser Daneker 1960

Chopak Fabrics 1960

Barr's Hardware 1967


Royal Crown 1966/1967?


Little Mountaineer All Stars 1969


Bank 1972



Royal Crown 1972








Humdinger 1973

Humdinger 1973


King's Motel 1975