Kindall Warren attempts to catch a ball at first base during Banneker City’s T-Ball game./ Photo by John E. DeFreitas
After a 10-year hiatus, baseball has returned with a vengeance to Banneker Field.
And with the creation and growth of the Banneker City Little League, children and parents have embraced the team as its own.
The arrival of the Banneker City Little League has been well received by parents who otherwise had to tote their children to Maryland or Virginia to play baseball. Such was the case with Fatima Warren, 36, whose son Brock plays for Banneker City’s T-Ball team.
“It was really hard for us to find a sport for Brock locally. Last year we tried soccer but had to drive all the way to Montgomery County because a lot of the local areas don’t offer sports for kids as young as him,” Warren said.
Thanks to the league, Warren said that at just four-years-old, Brock has taken a genuine interest in baseball and carries his ball and glove with him everywhere he goes, which includes trips to the grocery store.
“He loves it. It’s something that he really looks forward to. He actually knows that when Wednesday comes, it’s T-Ball practice day,” Warren said.