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Red Sox U.S.-Japan Baseball Exchange

Red Sox U.S.-Japan Baseball Exchange Hosted by BPL

The annual Red Sox Foundation-run program brings young Bostonians to Japan or Japanese youths to Boston for a 10-day exchange of baseball and culture. The guests stay with local host families — an experience that literally transforms their view of the world and their place in it. The program features baseball clinics and scrimmages with local youth leagues along with visits to educational and cultural attractions. Harvey Soolman and the BPL hosted.

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Louie DiTullio, Park League HOF, 1997

In Memory of Louie DiTullio, BPL Hall of Famer

Louie DiTullio, BPL Hall of Fame pitcher 1997 passed away on April 28, 2014 in Florida.  Louie was an outstanding left handed pitcher for the Carlevale Braves and the Supreme Saints.  He also played for the Easton Huskies of the Cranberry League and later became the League Commissioner.

A memorial service will be held for BPL Hall of Famer Louie DiTullio at St. Joseph’s Church, Holbrook, Tuesday, May 13th at 9am. Read more

Dick Paster, Designated Hitter

America’s First DH in Amateur Baseball

In May of 1973, the Dick Conley Club of West Roxbury and the Supreme Saints faced off in the Boston Park League opener. But this was no opener to take sitting down.

On this particular Monday night at Roslindale’s Fallon Field, the Park League introduced the designated hitter to sandlot baseball. Dick Paster didn’t get to play the field this day. But his at bats were historic. Read more