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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, whether as a player, manager, or one of the thousands of spectators who’s watched Park League games for 88 years.
- 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.
- BPL Vice President Franz Strassmann has appeared in many movies, including The Box with Cameron Diaz, and as a Gotham City police officer in Dark Knight Rises. Shockingly, he hasn’t appeared in any baseball movies yet.
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