HAMILTON, Ohio — The celebration continues for West Side Little League (WSLL) — the 2021 Tom Seaver World Series Champions. A new wall was unveiled to honor their historic season.

What You Need To Know

  • WSLL kicked off a new fundraising campaign to update and improve their baseball fields

  • The mayor of Hamilton announced an initial $300K in funding, but more is needed to complete the mission

  • the WSLL team was honored with a new right field wall for their 2021 championship season

  • Reds HOF broadcaster Marty Brennaman emceed the campaign kickoff

“Big hand for the 2021 Tom Seaver Champions,” Reds Hall of Fame Broadcaster Marty Brennaman said while emceeing the celebration. He also introduced each player as they ran on the field, a high honor for any youngster from southwest Ohio.  

“It’s really cool to know that will always be there just because of what we did over the summer,” pitcher and first baseman Cooper Oden said. 

“It just shows that the whole community had our back during all of this,” pitcher and catcher Noah Davidson said. “Just an amazing experience.

Head Coach Ken Coomer said it’s exciting to highlight the historic season last year with a permanent outfield wall.

“It’s something you’ll never forget,” Coomer said. “It’s something I’ll never forget. I’m almost 49 years old, and I feel like I’m a kid when I see something like that.”

But the unveiling wasn’t the only big thing happening. The team announced the first capital campaign fund in team history. 

The Mayor of Hamilton Pat Moeller announced a $300,000 initial commitment that will get the ball rolling on this fundraising effort.

“What I mentioned is going to be used on netting, and the bleachers being more safe, and the like,” Moeller said. “It’s just a smart way to use money to make it a safer and more enjoyable experience.” 

The new right field wall at West Side Little League commemorating the 2021 championship team. (Tino Bovenzi/Spectrum News 1)

The goal is to raise $1 million that will move the game forward, and ensure future generations can play good quality baseball here in Hamilton.

WSLL is accepting donations for the campaign through the Hamilton Community Foundation