The Neighborhood Wiffleball League was formed in the summer of 1999 by the five founding fathers; Ryan Gaffney, Joshua Carter, Andrew Limbeck, Thomas Witham & Doug Carter. Young men who had aspirations of something more than wiffleball, which was a love for the game and a strong bond between each other. Not long after they formed what was known as the "NWL" they proved to showcase skill, endurance and compassion in what they began. As they grew older, and stepped their separate ways and were amid the new chapter.
Continuing the tradition of excellence Scott Gaffney, Ryan's younger sibling took on the task to dive up 16 boys into 4, 4 men teams. Accustom with a 24 league game schedule in which each team faced off 4 times versus each other to form the standings and determine the seeding for playoffs. Equipped with statistics to prove leaders in categories such as hitter's triples and pitcher's strike outs, the league was taking shape and setting a new level of pride. Tirelessly the boys put in work to prove that they had what it took to make something theirs special.
Typically a wiffleball game is spontaneous at a cook-out, played in the park or pick up games across baseball diamonds all over. However, the NWL was a small thing that turned into a big deal, with the assistance of many the backyard game is a very typical thing played in the Gaffney backyard for years to come.
The league ended in 2008, however with hopes and dreams we wish to bring back the satisfied fun to many among the town of Salem and whomever else wishes to join around us in a few tournaments. Thank you for visited the website, taking part in the tradition and playing the game of wiffleball.