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 in 2014, whether as a player, manager, or one of the thousands of spectators who’s watched Park League games for 86 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.