Peachtree League baseball fielded a record 38 teams on opening day, March 19, of its 55th season. Crozet Great Valu owner Jean Wagner, a longtime sponsor of teams, addressed the league and urged players to show good sportsmanship and have fun. She had been asked to throw out the first pitch, too, but passed that honor to her son David, who played in the league in the early 1980s.
This year the league offered a Blastball level, an introduction to the game for kids still too young for T-ball.
All the players and their coaches were introduced, with each boy or girl stepping forward and doffing his or her cap as their name came over the loudspeakers.