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History of VLL

The Lions Club of Vienna instituted the Vienna Little League in 1952. In the league's inaugural year, 175 youngsters participated, with games being played at Glyndon Park and on various school fields. 

The first youth baseball field at Glyndon Park was built through the efforts of Lions club members and parents. In 1955, the original dugouts were rebuilt through the assistance of local companies. In 1956, Lions Club members and volunteers constructed a concession stand at Glyndon, and the VLL Ladies Auxiliary ran it (it remained in operation until at least 1999).

Within a few years, registration had increased to the point where additional fields were required. Unable to expand its facilities at Glyndon Park, the League explored other options for its growth, such as acquiring land sufficient for two or three fields for the sole use of the League. 

In 1959, Steve Yeonas of the Yeonas Development Company offered and subsequently deeded to the league about two acres of land near the South Side sewer treatment plant. Vienna Little League, Inc., was officially incorporated. Volunteers were enlisted to raise money and provide labor to build a ballpark, complete with fences, a backstop, refreshment stand, and parking lot.

In the 1960s, following a series of property exchanges relating to the construction of Interstate 66, VLL acquired the land on which George C. Yeonas Park is situated today. 

While Yeonas Park remains the central facility for VLL, the League also utilizes Fairfax County parks and school fields as well as fields belonging to the Town of Vienna (including what is now Cervenak Field at Glyndon Park). 

Each spring, VLL enrolls nearly 1,000 children aged 4-13 in its baseball programs (typically forming around 90 teams), and in the fall the League operates a developmental second season with an enrollment of around 600 children.

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