Vernon Myers

Vernon Myers, once labeled as Thurmont’s “Mr. Baseball,” was largely responsible for the growth of youth baseball and softball in the Thurmont community. He was president of the Thurmont Little League for 26 years, and under his leadership the program grew from four teams to 26 teams, with more than 400 participants. During his tenure, the number of playing fields in the league increased from one field to five. He was instrumental in the development of Thurmont’s Community Park and Eyler Park. Myers also was largely responsible for starting the Little League Softball program for the girls in the area. His philosophy was “Do what is best for the kids.”