The First And The Last - 1981
Gregg Gielas Hits Two Milestone Homeruns
Eleven-year old Gregg Gielas of BYMC gained the distinction of hitting the first homerun in the new Sam Bryen baseball complex on June 21, 1981 versus American Legion. Coincidentally, this honor was earned in addition to being the last batter to hit a homerun out of the old Little League field, in a game the previous night, June 20, versus Resurrection.
Today, over 20 years later, Gregg still has both of those balls, which were returned to him after his two milestone shots. He keeps them close to his heart as reminders of the good times in Brookline Little League baseball!
Summary Of First Game At Sam Bryen Field
JUNE 21 - Legion 4, BYMC 2: Mike Forster pitched a fine three-hitter to pick up the 4-2 victory for Legion in the inaugural game on Sam Bryen Field. Billy Johnson had two singles, Chuck McCormick had two doubles and John Boris helped out with a triple. For BYMC, Gregg Gielas and Chris Sestilli smacked homeruns, Dom Panucci hit a double, and Billy Lonero chipped in a single.
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