Volume 79, Number 02 | June 17 - 23, 2009
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Villager photo by Lincoln Anderson

Little League will rock on with new rockin’ president

After the Greenwich Village Little League’s end-of-season Thank You Party on Pier 40 Wednesday evening, George Usher, center in photo at right, officially became the league’s new president. Usher takes the reins from the previous president, Rich Caccappolo, left, with whom, following league tradition, he had been co-president this season. At far right, is the league’s vice president, Daniel Miller. While Caccappolo specializes in e-commerce and investing, Usher is a rock-and-roller. He formerly played with the cowpunk band Beat Rodeo, the Bongos and the Schramms, as well as fronting his own groups, House of Usher and the George Usher Group. He has a new solo album, “Yours and Not Yours,” coming out soon. He describes his sound as in the vein of The Byrds and Tom Petty. Usher, who lives on W. Fourth St., noted his father was a councilman in Lakewood, Ohio, where he grew up, and was active in promoting local youth sports and that a ball field there is named after him. The new league president said G.V.L.L., among other goals, will focus on being “more interactive” with other local Little Leagues, which will lead to more sharing of ball fields, which is critical in Manhattan. The league also hopes to get J.J. Walker field at Clarkson and Hudson Sts. resurfaced with new FieldTurf, since the current turf is about 10 years old.

Lincoln Anderson

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