It’s been four years since the New York Times chronicled the surge in popularity of the Mill Valley Little League, sparked by the San Francisco Giants’ trio of World Series championships. Although the Giants appear to have an uphill climb to return to that heyday, MVLL is thriving, if the 66th Mill Valley Little League and Opening Day was any indication.

Games began last week for the “Rookie League,” a tee-ball/coach-pitch league for kindergarteners, and are ramping up across all levels. Play ball! MORE INFO.