We Could Have Survived

It was Thursday night, and in New York, Marvin Miller and Ray Grebey were going to the mat once more in what seemed to be a hopeless effort to settle the baseball dispute. But at Town Field on Dorchester avenue in Boston, nobody gave a damn about Miller or Grebey or, for that matter, major league baseball.

This doesn’t mean a whole raft of folks cared much about what was going on at Town Field either, where the Craven Club was playing the Boston Typos in a Park League game.

There were 44 people in the stands when the game began, with perhaps another two dozen clustered around the backstop, where they could watch the pitcher’s breaking stuff, if he had any.

“I can remember games here,” said Dick Holmquist, manager of The Craven Club, “when there were so many fans we had to rope off the crowd. That was a long time ago, of course.” Read more

Grade A Baseball In Grade B Setting

She is Boston’s aging grande dame. Though a lot of people pay her lip service, nobody goes to visit her anymore. The Boston Park League struggles along, playing its games before a dwindling gathering of wives, girlfriends and elderly diehards, many of whom have been watching Park League contests for 40 years. 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

Collins And Fuchs Praise Park League

Eddie Collins, general manager of the Red Sox, appearing at the Roslindale-Jordans game at Fallon Field, Roslindale, had this to say about the twi leaguers. Read more

Presentation Gains In Park League Race

Whips Hennigans by 6-5 by Last-Round Rally.

The Presentation nine of Brighton advanced a step nearer the playoffs in the Boston Park League last night when it came through in the last inning to score two runs and beat the Hennigans of Roxbury, 6 to 5. Read more

St Alphonsus Has It On The Maddens

St Alphonsus of Roxbury bad a big fifth inning against the Madden Club last night in the Boston Park League, scoring seven runs, winning their fourth game in the circuit. This result was quite an upset as St Alphonsus has been losing regularly and was figured as easy for the Maddens. Read more

St Thomas H. N. S. Takes Senior Championship

Watson’s Timely Single in Ninth Defeats South End Athletics, 4-3, in Park Department Final For Baseball Crown.

In a game replete wih sensational plays, the St Thomas’ Holy Name Society baseball team from Jamaica Plain defeated the South End Athletics, 4 to 3, at Fenway Park yesterday afternoon in the final game for the senior championship of the Boston Park Department. Read more

First Semifinal Of Park League Tonight

The semifinals stage was reached in the Boston Park Department baseball league and the first game will be played at Fenway Park. Read more