Day League Baseball - 1970
In 1956, the Brookline Day League was
formed for kids 8-12 years of age and supervised by Jim Wertz, Elmer Miller
and John Voelker. The Day League played its games at the Community Center Field
on weekday afternoons, with eight teams named after Major League Clubs. As the
years went on and funding decreased, the program dwindled to a Saturday afternoon
The final program director was Jack
Lombardi, who was in charge from the late-1960s until 1972. The following year,
Lombardi managed to convince the Brookline Little League Association to start a
Minor League program, which eventually lasted for over forty years.
The photos above and below show Day League
action from 1970. Shown in the photo above are instructors Danny McGibbeny and
Phil Sciulli with their team. The final two photos show Clint Burton at age eight
in 1970, showing off his new Day League jersey.
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