Harvey Soolman, Towne Club

A Long Ride: The Harvey Soolman Story

It was a long ride, and in some ways a very unexpected ride.

“Way back when,” Harvey Soolman laughed, “[Park League Hall of Famer] Avi Nelson and I used to discuss how we hoped we could still be playing baseball when we hit forty. Well, we made it to forty and then some. We certainly got our money’s worth.” Read more

Dana Dresser, Harvey Soolman and Erik Mayberg at the BoSox Luncheon honoring the Boston Park League

Park League Honored at 2016 BoSox Luncheon

The 2016 BoSox Club Man of the Year Award was presented to pitcher Rick Porcello. At the time of the luncheon, he held a record of 20-3, the first 20-game winner in the major leagues this year, and the first one on the Red Sox since Josh Beckett in 2007. Honored at the 2016 luncheon was BPL’s Towne Club. See photo of Dana Dresser, Harvey Soolman, & Erik Mayberg with their trophy.

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100 Innings of Baseball for ALS, 2016

13th Annual 100 Innings of Baseball

The 100 Innings of Baseball Spectacular was born in 2004 with the arrival of Curt Schilling to the Boston Red Sox as a fundraiser for Curt’s Pitch for ALS program to aid the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. Sign up today to play or make a donation. Read more

2017 Eastern Massachusetts Amateur Baseball Classic

5th Annual Eastern Massachusetts Amateur Baseball Classic

The 5th Annual Eastern Massachusetts Amateur Baseball Classic will be Saturday, July 9th at Morelli Field in Melrose, MA.   This event will feature All Star teams from each of the 4 amateur baseball leagues in the Boston area: Boston Park League, Cranberry League, Intercity League, Yawkey League. Read more

Casey Town Field

Light Tower Down at Town. Future Still Bright

A light tower at Dick Casey’s Dorchester Town Field fell over during high winds in February, 2016.

Thankfully it fell towards the field, damaging only the batting cage, and no homes or people. It happened at night and no one was hurt. Read more

Catching Up With ... Bobby Foote, Walpole High/Wheaton College baseball

Catching Up With … Bobby Foote

In making the decision to graduate from Wheaton College in three years, Bobby Foote made a financially savvy move. But the early exit also cost the Walpole High graduate his final year of college baseball. Read more

Franz Strassmann, Boston Park League Baseball

At 57, 100-plus baseball games and the midnight shift on Belmont police force

At 57, Franz Strassmann is the second-oldest active player in the Boston Park League in addition to playing for two teams in the Men’s Senior Baseball League and Boston Amateur Baseball League. Read more

2015 EMass All-Star Classic Baseball Tournament

4th Annual Eastern Massachusetts Amateur Baseball Classic

The 4th Annual Eastern Massachusetts Amateur Baseball Classic will be Sunday, July 12 at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton, MA, home of the Brockton Rox. This event will feature All-Star teams from the 4 premier amateur baseballs leagues in the Boston area: Boston Park League, Cranberry League, Intercity League, Yawkey League. Read more

Jim Collyer with BPL President Walter Bentson, former Mayor Ray Flynn, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry.

ADSL Field House named for longtime player, coach Jim Collyer

The All Dorchester Sports League (ADSL) dedicated a city-owned field house in Fields Corner to longtime coach and mentor Jim Collyer on Sat., Nov 9. Mayor Martin Walsh spoke at the event which was also attended by State Senators Linda Dorcena Forry and Sonia Chang Diaz as well as many of the city’s elected officials including city councillors Frank Baker and Ayanna Pressley. Former mayor of Boston Ray Flynn also attended the ceremony.  Read more

In Memory of Bernie Curley & Rev. Jim Keurulainen

In Memory of Bernie Curley & Rev. Jim Keurulainen

It is with regret to inform you of the passing of two Boston Park League friends: Bernie Curley, Hall of Fame 1986, and the Rev. Jim Keurulainen, father of Scott Keurulainen, 2013 Hall of Fame inductee.  Read more