Building .400 Hitter
It’s tough to hit .400. Just ask Mike Ganley, founder of 400Hitter, a baseball statistics application used by amateur baseball leagues across the country.
National Pastime in Afghanistan
Amateur baseball players keep the game alive while serving as Army specialist in Middle East. Kevin Bell (center) recruited fellow New Englanders and members of his 530th Engineer Detachment, including (from left) Joey Blais, Rusty Chesanek, Chris Elliott and Mike Bellizzi, to play ball.
Friendly Neighborhood Umpire
Alberto Collado is a baseball umpire in Greater Boston who earns respect with strong on-field relationships. Even when his calls are wrong, it’s alright.
Created by Steve Buckley, for 18 years, the Oldtime Baseball Game has been a charity game that showcases local talent — and old time uniforms. Vintage baseball is hardly new. This summer, the Oldtime Baseball Game continues to honor the national pastime.
For Love of the Game — and His Son
Dave Joseph didn’t begin playing baseball until he was 39 years old. Now he’s 54, and pitching for the Brockton A’s with his son, Steven Joseph. They’re living the dream.
Pahking the Cah at Fenway Pahk
If you can’t find a place to park at Fenway, then you haven’t met Paul Anderson. This guy parks the cars at Boston Red Sox home games, right in the Player Lot. He knows all the Red Sox players, and can parallel park better than anybody. That’s why he is the self-proclaimed Sox Cah Pahka.