Park League Gets A Commissioner: Hal Kallenberg

For Hal Kallenberg of West Roxbury, there will be more responsibilities this summer than last, but otherwise his lifestyle will be about the same – he’ll be attending a Park League baseball game, or two, just about every night.

The difference is that Kallenberg – ex-player, ex-umpire, ardent fan – has been named “commissioner” of the Park League.

It’s the first time that the league, at age 54 the oldest sandlot league in the country, has established such an office. It is part of a continuing effort by current and former Park League participants to keep the league operative. Read more