Making Little Leaguers look like Big Leaguers – by Brad Mangin

2014 Hot Rods

Members of the Mill Valley Little League Hot Rods sit in the dugout before their game against the River Bandits at Boyle Park in Mill Valley, CA on May 9, 2014. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

San Francisco Bay Area sports photographer Brad Mangin shot a Little League game between the Hot Rods and River Bandits.

A few days ago I made a return trip to Boyle Park in Mill Valley, California to shoot a Little League game between the Hot Rods and River Bandits. The Hot Rods are managed by my good friend and NEVER. SAY. DIE. book partner Brian Murphy, and feature Murph’s son Declan wearing #19 and holding down the bag at first.

I photographed the Hot Rods in action last season and wrote about it in my blog. I had so much fun shooting the pictures and the parents loved the images so much I wanted to go back and do it again this season. However, I am very picky, so if I was going back to shoot a game it had to be a 4pm start in great light at the historic yard in Mill Valley that has seen so much local history. The Hot Rods only play at Boyle Park twice a year, so I couldn’t miss Friday’s opportunity.

Continue reading and see more photos on Brad’s blog.

2014 Hot Rods

A member of the Mill Valley Little League Hot Rods runs the bases during their game against the River Bandits at Boyle Park in Mill Valley, CA on May 9, 2014. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

2014 Hot Rods

Declan Murphy of the Mill Valley Little League Hot Rods concentrates during their game against the River Bandits at Boyle Park in Mill Valley, CA on May 9, 2014. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

2014 Hot Rods

A member of the Mill Valley Little League Hot Rods waits for his next at bat during their game against the River Bandits at Boyle Park in Mill Valley, CA on May 9, 2014. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

2014 Hot Rods

A member of the Mill Valley Little League Hot Rods poses for a portrait in the dugout during their game against the River Bandits at Boyle Park in Mill Valley, CA on May 9, 2014. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

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