Boston’s 23,000 Sandlotters

Boston Park Department Conducts Leagues for Players Who Range in Age From 12 to 50 Each Year–They Play Under Major Circuit Regulations–Midgets Receive Sound Advice From Former Stars and Ace Umpires–“Old Timers” Go From Twilight Contests Into Softball.

When the sandlot season opened at Gibson Field, Dorchester, there was a band concert and a parade to the flagpole for the pennant raising. Boston is more formal about its sandlot baseball than any other city in the country, and well it may be. Read more

30,000 Fans Jam Hub Ballyards to Watch Park Teams in Flag Bid

Two upsets were recorded in the opening round playoffs last night in the Boston Park League when upwards of 30,000 fans jammed, four municipal ball parks to witness initial bids for the 1940 twi pennant. For perspective, the Boston Red Sox drew 29,209 that same night.

Walter Mortimer pitched superbly for St. Catherine, allowing but four Navy Yard A.A. hits while striking out five sailors. Read more

Experts At Park Opener

These baseball experts and fans are shown watching the Casey’s, defending champions, beat the St. Augustine’s in the opening feature of the Boston Park Department Baseball League at Garvey Field, Neponset, last night.

Left to right on the bench are: Miss Margaret Quinn, Bob Quinn, Bee’s prexy, Eddie Collins, general manager of the Red Sox; Park Commissioner William P. Long, Cy Young, great old-time pitcher, and William M. Mullen, director of the league. Read more