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Baseball in Ketchikan has a long history. In the early years of the twentieth century, the baseball field was located on the tidal flats at the mouth of Ketchikan Creek, which was free of saltwater only twice a day. Each low tide exposed the ballfield, which might be littered with trees, dead salmon, and other debris that the players would have to remove before each game.

In the early 1920's, a new ballfield site was chosen on the upper end of Ketchikan creek near the new City Park. The new ballfield was named after Norman "Doc" Walker, Ketchikan's mayor from 1930-1932 and a Territorial Senator.

On April 7, 1958 with good weather a group of 19 volunteers worked 12 hours pouring and finishing 15 yards of concrete for the foundation of the Ketchikan Little League field house. The next weekend the erection of the building began and during the week the job of putting up the backstop on the big end of the field was completed. It is because of the volunteers like Al Zink, Largent Miller, Orvel Holum, Bill Weiss, Ted VanderWeyst, Clyde Courtnage, Cliff Reeves, Willard McKinley, Kenny Kandt, Louis Shaffer, Henry (Moose) Akeo, Hugh Keithley, Dale Kamm, Paul Enright, Cecil Dyakanoff and Ralph Peters; with refreshments being provided by Mrs. Melvin Frankforth and Mrs. Kenneth Kandt along with materials being furnished at cost by Herb Schaub of Alaska Concrete working together on projects like this to help our children in the community is what makes Little League here in Ketchikan and around the world happen.

In 1961 Ketchika Little League, Inc received thier first charter to be affiliation with Little League Baseball. Inc.

In 1977 Ketchikan Little League won their first Little League Baseball District and Alaska State Championship advancing to the West Regional tournament. They have won the District and State title six more times through the years (1980, 1981, 1988, 1999, 2000 and 2017). They have won titles in District and State within the Junior, Senior and Big League divisions of Little League too.

In 2015, Ketchikan Little League, Inc incorporated softball within their program. The first year with softball inoperation within the league they won the District Little League Softball title. They would win their second Little League Softball District title in 2016 too. They have won thier first Junior division Softball Districtd title in 2017. 

Since then, baseball and softball have continued to have a large presence in Ketchikan and the games are popular destinations for friends and families throughout the spring and summer.

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