Little League Softball World Series
Portland, Oregon

From 1977

 

 

Team South from Central Baldwin Little League, Robertsdale, Alabama,


standing, left to right: Diane Baker, Coach Ben Curtis, Leigh Childress, Ashley Callaway, Denita Huggins, Coach Mrs.
Passmore, Donna Travis, Barbara Burgett.  Second row: Donna Passmore, Patricia Harrell, Dawn Sturma,
Lisa Nitteberg, Renea Butler.  Sitting: Allison Richardson and Wanda Jean Norris.



standing : Coach Penny LeNoir, Donna Travis, Ashley Callaway, Denita Huggins, Leigh Childress and Manager Ben Curtis.
Second row: Linda Daily, Dawn Sturma, Patricia Harrell, Donna Passmore, Allison Richardson and Diane Baker. 
 Bottom row:  Renea Butler, Lisa Nitteberg, Wanda jean Norris and Barbara Burgett.

 

Where am I now:  
I am Dale Diane Baker Foster and I played 2nd base for Central Baldwin All Stars a/k/a the South in the 1977 Little League Softball World Series, and proudly wore the number 4. 
I am now 52 and while I was just 12 back in 1977, my time in Portland and the memories of the host family, travel, fun, excitement and the games remain very vivid with me today.  I went on to graduate from Robertsdale High School, in Robertsdale, Alabama, receiving the Band award (I was a tri-tom drummer).  I was in the Jr. Miss program (now Distinguished Young Women) and finished in the Top 10 for our County.
My collage years were spent at Faulkner Community College where I graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Paralegal. I have been a paralegal for 24 years and I am now coming up on retirement very soon.  
I have 3 wonderful children: Embry, Michelle and Ashleigh and 4 lovely grandchildren: Colton, Elizabeth, Grace and Aaron AND I still have my red hair.   I currently live in Elberta, Alabama, and have been married to the love of my life, Buford Foster, Jr., for 25 years. Some of our happiest times is when all the “Grands” come to stay with Gann & GannPaw, we truly feel blessed. 
When not working, we love to travel, especially in our RV to watch our beloved Alabama Crimson Tide play nationwide and to other vacation spots.  Living along the Gulf in Alabama, we also enjoy boating, fishing and other water activities that goes along with our Coastal life.  I still keep in touch with several of the ladies from the 1977 team, especially on FaceBook, but sadly we did lost one team mate, Lisa Nitteberg, earlier this year in a car accident.
I am part of VOCAL Gulf Coast a victim rights group in the Alabama, where were reach out to assist and support victims and help them navigate through the legal system.  I am also still part of the “Has Been” program for Distinguished Young Women (Jr Miss).

I would love to hear from anyone involved in the 1977 LLSWS at dianefoster.elberta@gmail.com or find me on FaceBook –
Diane Baker Foster


Where am I now?

I am Denita Huggins Lee, I played 1st base for Central Baldwin All Star team and then the South team in the 1977 World Series in Portland Oregon.  I was so excited and proud to be a part of this amazing team.
Now, at 51 years old, 1977 seems so long ago but I remember so much of that summer. I was 11 years old at the time. We stayed busy that summer with traveling, practice after practice, and game after game. You have to picture this, a few adults with a bunch of 11-12 year old girls going through the airports. It was my first experience on a airplane. Landing in Portland ,Oregon we were paired together and placed with a host family. My host family was a great family, while we were not at the ball park they took us places and showed us around. I am still in contact with my host family, they were Mr and Mrs Harold Bussineau.
I graduated from Robertsdale High School in 1983. I played volleyball for the high school for 4 years. From there I graduated from Faulkner Community College with a degree in Business Administration. Then on the Southeast College of Technology(now Remington College) where I finished a 9 month program for Computer Accounting, I had a few jobs after college, but then quit to help my family at home.
In 1994, I met the love of my life, Wayne Lee. We were married in June 1995. We now live in Loxley, Alabama, where we take care of my mother with alzheimers. We don't have much free time but when we do we like to hunt and fish. We love being in the woods. 

I would love to hear from anyone involved in the 1977 LLSWS at denlee33@yahoo.com or on Facebook Denita Huggins Lee