9th Annual Winterball Baseball Game
December 5, 2009
Temperature – 42°
Team Rudolph 8, Team Santa 6
Boston English HS, Jamaica Plain, MA
For the 9th straight year, amateur baseball players throughout the Boston area took part in Winterball, a freeze-fest baseball game held to benefit Toys for Tots and the United States Marine Corp. Temperature was 42 degrees at game time with a steady mist. The field was muddy and the turf was a mess. But more than 50 athletes, two umpires, and about two dozen fans were in attendance to watch Team Rudolph defeat Team Santa, 8-6. Patrick Slattery of the Boston Fire Department was on hand to address the athletes, collect more than 50 toys, and delivery the Ceremonial First Pitch.