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

CBS To Film Park Opener

The Park League will introduce the designated hitter to sandlot baseball this season, a milestone that will bring a CBS TV crew from New York to record the histrionics. Read more

Saints Defending Title As Park Loop Opens

The Supreme Saints, with a new manager and many changes in playing personnel, will start chasing their third straight Park League baseball crown Monday night when the oldest twilight league in the country opens its 35th season. Read more