Saltonstall-Tobin Opposing Hurlers In State-City Baseball Battle Today

Although election time is far distant, there will be a heated political battle staged this afternoon at Fenway Park. It won’t be in the form of an oratorical set-to. Rather, it will be a diamond engagement between the state and city officials and those present will see Gov. Saltonstall pitching for the Staters and Mayor Tobin hurling for the City Hall Bombers.

These opposing aces had the Leverett Connector and Tobin Bridge named after them. Read more

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

Casey Club Drubs St. Augustine Nine

St. Alphonsus Scores 10-0 Win Over Crosbys.

Nearly 40,000 twi baseball fans flocked to municipal ball parks last night for the opening round of five games in the 1940 Boston Park League pennant drives. One of the largest crowds recorded in twi baseball, 12,000 persons watched Johnny Wedemeyer on the Dick Casey Club. Read more

Benefit Game Today For Player Injured In Park League Tilt

A benefit game between the St. Catherine’s Club and an all-star team made up of players from other Boston Park League teams who are donating their services will be played this afternoon at Barry Playground in Charlsetown for John Regan, former third baseman of the St. Catherine’s Club, who broke his leg last week in a league game. 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

Caseys Champions Of Park Baseball

Conquer Jordan Marsh, 6-2, to Clinch Title.

Dick Casey’s Neponset team won the Boston Park League championship last night at the Dorchester Town Field before 7000 fans. defeating Jordan Marsh, 6-2, in the fifth game of the series. Casey had won the first three games of the series and the fourth ended in a tie. Read more

Park Loop Play-Offs Will Start Tonight

Jordan Marsh and Dick Casey’s Club to Mix.

Jordan Marsh and Dick Casey’s Club, finalists in the Boston Park League, will start their four-out-ofseven game series for the city baseball championship tonight at the Dorchester Town Field, the home grounds of the retailers. The teams will shift to Garvey Field. Read more

Hennigan Club Beaten By 9 To 3

Three Park League Games Go to a Decision.

Of the four Park League games scheduled for last night, three were finished, the fourth winding up in the fourth inning with the score tied. Read more

Boys Of 1936 Beat Old-Timers

Pitcher Jim Shea Night Proves a Success.

Jim Shea, who has been pitching baseball on the Greater Boston sandlots for the past 22 years. was honored last night at Fallon Field when his old and new mates on the diamond played a game before a turnout of 3000 fans. Read more