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Serving the Youth of the Delhi Since 1948

About our Club

After the 1947 baseball season, a knothole meeting was held at St. Teresa Church. At this meeting, Glen Carder and Ed Stanton, Delhi residents, decided to form a team or two in Delhi Township. Naturally, funding these teams would be a problem. Glen Carder obtained a case of whiskey, which they raffled off. Incredibly, $800 was raised in that raffle, enough to outfit three full teams in time for the 1948 season. Next on the agenda was obtaining players and parental support. A mass mailing began where the association founders “volunteered” parents to come to the first meeting. Thanks to an excellent response, the teams were ready for the 1948 season, using Delhi School (now known as Delhi Middle School) as their home field. Originally, the monthly meetings were held at the Delhi Hills Inn, presently the site of Lipps Car Wash.


By the year 1965, the association had grown, thanks to the efforts of many men and women. The officers of the association at this time decided to create the DAA Hall of Fame to honor those whose hard work had led to the success of this group. The purpose of the Hall, as taken from the original document, is ‘To honor those members who have given their time and put forth exceptional effort for the advancement of the DAA. In doing so these men have helped the youth of this area”. The officers at this time elected the original nine founding members of the association, along with three active members. The first Hall of Fame night was held on September 23, 1965 at the old Township Administration office on Foley Road. In 1966, qualified members were elected by Hall of Fame members, not officers. In 1987 the induction meeting was moved to July. Currently there are over eighty members.