In Honor of Harvey Soolman: A memorial service and reception will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the State Street Pavilion Club at Fenway Park, 20 Jersey Street entrance. Courtesy parking is available after 5pm in the lot at 73 Brookline Avenue (cross street is Jersey Street).
The Boston Park League is the oldest amateur baseball league in the United States, founded in 1929. We hope you’ll join us on the ballfields, whether as a player, manager, or one of the thousands of spectators who’s watched Park League games for 88 years.
Did you know?
- Ted Williams (1946) and Mark McGwire (1984) hit home runs in Boston Park League exhibitions games.
- The Leverett Connector & Tobin Bridge are named after Gov. Leverett Saltonstall & Mayor Tobin. In 1941, they pitched vs. each other.
- In 1973, the BPL introduced the designated hitter rule to amateur ball. This was such big news, that CBS TV in New York came to cover it.
- Local media used to refer to the Boston Park League as the “Park Loop.”
- While the Park League began play in 1929, it did not play under lights until 1961.