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3rd Annual Eastern Massachusetts Amateur Baseball Classic

TweetThe 3rd Annual Eastern Massachusetts Amateur Baseball Classic was Saturday, July 12th at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton, MA, home of the Brockton Rox. This event featured All-Star teams from the 4 premier amateur baseballs leagues in the Boston area: Boston Park League, Cranberry League, Intercity League, Yawkey League.

In Memory of Louie DiTullio, BPL Hall of Famer

TweetLouie DiTullio, BPL Hall of Fame pitcher 1997 passed away on April 28, 2014 in Florida.  Louie was an outstanding left handed pitcher for the Carlevale Braves and the Supreme Saints.  He also played for the Easton Huskies of the Cranberry League and later became the League Commissioner. A memorial service will be held for […]

From BPL All-Star to Super Bowl XLVIII

TweetNeither Bo Jackson, Deion Sanders, nor any of the other 65 professional athletes who played Major League Baseball or in the National Football League ever achieved such a feat. But Jimmy Mello of the Boston Park League did. This winter, Jim Mello, 56, became the first player in history to hit a home run out […]

America’s First DH in Amateur Baseball

TweetIn May of 1973, the Dick Conley Club of West Roxbury and the Supreme Saints faced off in the Boston Park League opener. But this was no opener to take sitting down. On this particular Monday night at Roslindale’s Fallon Field, the Park League introduced the designated hitter to sandlot baseball. Dick Paster didn’t get […]

Five Mansfield Athletes Playing Baseball Together in Boston Park League

TweetFive Mansfield baseball players who started together in Little League who are now either in college or recent graduates are still playing ball together in the Boston Park League, the country’s oldest amateur baseball league. Robert and Chris “C.J.” Johnson, Michael Perillo, Dan Gad, and Ben Blaisdell are all members of the of the TJO Sports […]

Like Songins before him, J.P. Can Play the Game

TweetJ.P. Songin is a perennial all-star in the Boston Park League. He also has a love-hate relationship with baseball. “I love the game, especially hitting,’’ said the 36-year-old Norwood resident, a player-manager for the Palmer Club, “and I hate to strike out.’’ That motivation, according to league records kept since the 2007 season, has indeed brought […]

Soolman Manages To Live A Baseball Dream

TweetMedford’s Harvey Soolman couldn’t make the Northeastern varsity baseball team, but he quickly found a home in the Park League. Somewhere under the crumbling cement bleachers at Kelly Field in Hyde Park, Harvey -Soolman works his way through a sea of equipment and benches in the dark, finds a fuse box on the wall, and […]