18th Annual Winterball Baseball Game
December 1, 2018

Temperature – 50°
Balls of Holly 6, Tinsel Toes 5
Maplewood Park, Malden, MA

Balls of Holly were trailing 5-1 going into the bottom of the 9th, score 6, and out-dance the Tinsel Toes, 6-5. At the request of the losing pitcher, I am not naming his name (**eh hem, Johnny Robbles, eh hem**).

And the walkoff run scores!

In a terrible twist of fate, Master Gunnery Sergeant William McCorkle, who had been present for many Winterball game, passed away less than a week before this year’s game. His sons, Jim and Jack McCorkle, were on hand to throw out ceremonial first pitches, joined by Sgt. Tyler Longe McCann and SSgt. Zachary Pineau.

U.S. Marines and the Averill Brothers
Jim & Jack McCorkle with U.S. Marines
Winterball 2018 photo 1
Players before game with toys
Winterball 2018 photo 2
Festive batter prepares