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Canaryville Little League

About Us

Canaryville Little League is dedicated to building character, courage and confidence in area youth by providing fun baseball and softball programs for boys and girls ages 3 – 13. Located at 45th Place and Normal Avenue, the CLL has invested in the development of Southside Chicago’s young ballplayers since 1953. As a chartered member of Little League International, our priority is to instill integrity, sportsmanship, awareness, honesty and respect through the love and tradition of baseball.

Focusing on health, safety, diversity, education, environment, and beautification, CLL continues to improve. In the last decade alone, CLL has installed an electric scoreboard, resurfaced the field, installed new fencing, and built a new home dugout, press box and concession stand. The dugout, press box and concession stand were all made possible by a previous grant from the Cubs Charities Diamond Project. This illustrates our ability to develop the proposed projects with the assistance so generously provided. 

Canaryville Little League started as most – a dirt field and the love of the game. We still hold that love today with generations of players returning to coach, while encouraging newcomers. The dirt field continues to transform into a green field that fosters dreams, education, fitness, and inclusion. These kids deserve the best baseball 
field we can offer. 

Our Divisions

PEE-WEES (ages 3-4) & TEE-BALL (ages 5-6)

  • Instructional, no score kept
  • Batters hit off of the tee
  • Games played on Saturday mornings and early afternoons
  • It’s a fun start to baseball!


  • Boys/Baseball and Girls/Softball
  • Scores kept, 6 innings of play
  • Games played during the week, most beginning at 5:00pm
  • Learn the fundamentals and find your strengths!

GIRLS AND BOYS MAJOR (ages 10-13/boys & 10-13/girls)

  • Boys/Baseball and Girls/Softball
  • Games played during the week, most beginning at 7:00pm
  • Fun, exciting, and a rush of energy as skills really take bloom!


Many thanks to our 2023 Board Members. Your hard work and dedication makes all the difference. Much gratitude is given to previous board members and volunteers. You have built a tremendous baseball club. If you are interested in a board position or volunteering, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Tom Gagen


Bryan Laux

Vice President



Louis Gasperec


Pat Flanagan

Safety Officer




Fundraising Manager

Tim Gronkowski

League Information Officer

Mike Perez

Coach Coordinator

John Adams

Player Agent

Jennifer Adams
Nicole Lorenz

Concession Stand Managers

Laux Media

Marketing / PR Manager

Tom Falk

Field Operations


Canaryville Little League
455 West 45th Place 
Chicago, Illinois 60609

Email: [email protected]

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