TweetIf Zach Soolman’s true baseball ambitions had been realized, he’d have been pitching for the Red Sox last summer, perhaps working in step with Pedro Martinez in the rotation and giving New England baseball fans a dazzling 1-2 pitching punch: Zach and Pete, and pray for sleet, or some such pressbox contrivance. But fantasy is […]
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TweetThe Boston Park League ripe with all kinds of baseball players – and stories.
TweetJohn Casey, who grew up in Jamaica Plain and has been head baseball coach at Tufts University in Somerville since 1984, was inducted this month into the Boston Park League Hall of Fame. The league is the oldest amateur baseball league in the country. Casey was considered one of its top players in the 1980s […]
TweetMy shoulder is held together with fishing line, says veteran righthander Dave Worthley of the Boston Park League’s Towne Club. And he’s not joking. Doctors gave me a 50-50 chance of being able to throw again, but I made it perfectly clear that for me it was 99 percent.
TweetMike Ranieri is in the midst of his longest waiting game ever. This time, the slugging baseball player isn’t stepping out of the batter’s box and playing games with an opposing pitcher. His wait is for a ring on the telephone at his Braintree home or a knock on the door. You see, Ranieri is […]
TweetOpen the photo albums and you can see the Stewarts. Turn the page and listen to their stories – you’ll begin to feel the family’s traditions. Bill Stewart can remember his grandpa’s stories. Bill heard them time and again. Stories of big games, great athletes, magical stadiums. Sports are a big part of the family […]
TweetForty years have passed, but they are still in a League of Their Own. The sight of women on the grass at Fenway Park seems as foreign today as it did when they wore skirts and high socks in the 1950s. But one can see why the popularity of the all-female Colorado Silver Bullets is […]
TweetAfter 65 years of continuous existence, the Boston Park League has been many things to many people. The only thing that it remains for all those who have played and the present players, is family. Read The Boston Park League, by John Hinds, as appearing in Boston Red Sox Scorecard Magazine.
TweetThe Boston Park League, the nation’s oldest amateur baseball league, begins its 65th season tomorrow, and as usual, Milton resident and Mass. Envelope general manager John Kelliher will be part of the proceedings. When Mass. Envelope won the league title last year, it marked Kelliher’s 11th Park League championship as either a manager or GM […]
TweetAmerica’s oldest organized amateur baseball league — the Boston Park League — begins its 64th season tomorrow at 8 p.m. at Kelly Field in Hyde Park when the defending champion Towne Club meets the ADSL/Avi Nelson team in the traditional league opener. Nine teams will play a 32-game schedule, according to Park League president Bob […]
- New Walt Mortimer Logo UnveiledMay 17, 2019 - 6:14 am
TweetWalt Mortimer has been with the Boston Park League for 65 years, from the league’s greatest player, to a star league administrator. And now his likeness has been recreated in an alternate Boston Park League logo.
- The President’s Award – Walt MortimerJanuary 2, 2019 - 8:05 pm
TweetTonight, we will honor Walt Mortimer, who is retiring after 65 years of service to the Boston Park League with both the Red Johnson Alumni Award and the President’s Award. The key word in the 1st award is ‘Alumni’, and no one has done more for the Boston Park League than Walt Mortimer since he […]