Murphey Candler Baseball’s 60th Season Underway

March 7, 2017

Murphey Candler Baseball kicked off its 60th season Friday, March 3 with Opening Ceremonies. Brookhaven Officer U. Latif, who has patrolled the park since the inception of the Department and has become a familiar face and friend of the Murphey Candler community, did the honors of throwing out the 1st Pitch. (Brookhaven PD Video Below)

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Murphey Candler Little League Welcomes 3rd Generation Player

April 11, 2015

Murphey Candler Little League (MCLL) has a long tradition of parent and volunteer involvement. The league was established in 1958 and has been a major part of the Robinson family. When Ronnie Robinson, Sr. started playing for the league in 1959, it was known as Brookhaven Baseball at Murphey Candler. The league also went up…

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New League Fields Players with Mild Disabilities

October 21, 2012

(Source: Brookhaven Reporter) Jackson Wickley, 11, wanted to play youth-league baseball like his brothers. But he didn’t fit in with most teams. Speech delays and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, usually called ADHD, kept him from being able to compete in mainstream youth leagues. However, his mild disabilities meant he didn’t belong on teams designed for…

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Murphey Candler: Baseball, Parks and History

May 20, 2008

(Valerie Biggerstaff, Dunwoody Crier) This year marks the 50th anniversary of Murphey Candler Baseball Park. The park is named for Charles Murphey Candler, born 150 years ago. There is a lot of DeKalb and Atlanta history in the names Murphey and Candler. Charles Murphey, born 1799, was Charles Murphey Candler’s grandfather. He was a state…

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Fifty Quality Years for MCLL

March 11, 2008

(By Cathy Cobbs, Dunwoody Crier) Murphey Candler Little League has come a long way in the 50 years since its inception, but it’s never lost its small-town flavor and emphasis on character development. MCLL President Stan Klinger said it became very obvious to him when he was paging through the league’s archives that the park…

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