A Whall-To-Wall Encounter; From Park League To Fenway Park, Big Green To Green Monster

The Jolly Green Giant will meet the Green Monster today. It’s not a Godzilla movie, just a 6-foot-6, .576 hitter from Dartmouth debuting in Fenway Park.

“I’ve always had a dream of playing in Fenway,” said Tim Whall, 23, of Roslindale. “Dreams of sliding in the dirt, of touching the Monster.”

Whall is a part-time lifeguard, a one-time high school math teacher, a full-time job-seeker and a spare-time first baseman in the Park League.

He picked the right time to hit .576, because his Park League All- Stars will play the US Olympic team tonight at 5. Read more