Walt Mortimer BPL photo turned into logo

New Walt Mortimer Logo Unveiled

Walt 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 original article and photo used to create the logo is from a newspaper article from August 22, 1958 is below.

Walt Mortimer connects for a 2 run homer in the 8th inning of the final game of the championship series to lead the Charlestown Cardinals to a 5-2 victory over the McCormack Club of Dorchester. More than 8000 fans at Town Field witnessed Mortimer’s blast off pitcher Paul “Jig” Hunter making the Cardinals Champs in a hard fought series, 4 games to 2. Charlestown had beat St. Paul’s 3 out of 4 to reach the finals. In 10 post-season games, Mortimer hit .463 with 4 home runs and 21 RBI.

Walt would play 15 years in the Boston Park League (1954-1968) with a lifetime batting average over .400 and slugging over 100 home runs. Most agree that Walt Mortimer was the Park League’s”Greatest” hitter ever.

Walt Mortimer Boston Park League logo

Walt Mortimer Boston Park League logo

 

Walt Mortimer BPL article from 1958

Walt Mortimer BPL article from 1958

 

1958 Charlestown Cardinals Champions

1958 Charlestown Cardinals Champions

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