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Thursday, July 27, 1995, Northwest Youth League players lined both sides of the Westlawn Baseball Field to honor a man they were too young to have known. Cashin Wheeler began coaching youth sports in 1967. Mr. Wheeler organized youth leagues for boys and girls that lived in the Northwest community – Northwest Little League, Northwest Girls Softball League and the Willie Mays League for older boys. Cashin asked the Decatur Parks and Recreation Department to purchase uniforms and equipment for these newly formed leagues. Cashin Wheeler spent ten years and countless hours on the Westlawn Baseball field teaching the youth what to expect in life and how to work together. Cashin was a constant role model and friend for the youth in the community.