Brookline Little League Association
The Annual "Moms" Game - 1974

Back in the 1960s and 1970s the annual "Moms" game was a much anticipated part of the season. The Senior League Moms played the Little League Moms in a softball game that was more entertaining than competitive. Each team brought along their own assorted bag of tricks, and practical jokes were the theme of the day.

These games brought hundreds of spectators to the Community Center fields, many of whom were the kids, who got quite a laugh watching their moms running about acting foolish. The umpires were usually local dignitaries who came prepared for the silly shenanigans of our temporarily possessed mothers, and brought along a few tricks of their own.

Below are team photos from the 1974 Moms games, featuring Judy "Machine Gun" Beveridge and the Little League "Untouchables" versus the Senior League "Fanny Farmers." The second game in the double-header featured Babe Anderson's Minor League Moms, the "Pirate Treasure Chests" versus the Minor League coaches.

Suffice to say that it was a great day at the ballfield for young and old alike, and a tradition that ended too soon. It's been a long time since the "moms" have suited up, put on the leather gloves and limbered up in the on-deck circle. Here are some pictures to remind us of those simpler times before the advent of the "Corporate Mom."

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* The Little League Moms *

Picture of 1974 Little League Moms

Standing: Umpire Pat Buskirk, Mary Ann Gallagher, Judy Beveridge, Mrs. Toskey, Rene Walsh, Mrs. Graham, Toxie Healy, Pat Burton, Barb Schumacher, Mary Lou Miller, Mrs. O'Rourke, Kay Wheeler, Ellie Lamonde.
Kneeling: UNKNOWN, UNKNOWN, Kathy Reid, UNKNOWN, UNKNOWN, Sally Clark, Pat Bradley.
Mascot: Mark "Little Knobby" Walsh on motorcycle. Gentleman in rear not known.

* The Senior League Moms *

Picture of 1974 Senior League Moms

Standing: Umpire Pat Buskirk, Umpire "Babe" Anderson, the remaining twelve are not known.
Kneeling: Helen Kinzel, UNKNOWN, UNKNOWN (behind still), Bonnie Saunders, Mrs. Ferreri.

* The Minor League Moms *

Picture of 1974 Minor League Moms

Standing: Mrs. Anderson, UNKNOWN, Mrs. Tommarillo, UNKNOWN, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Seiler.
Kneeling: Mrs. Gielas, Mrs. Barth, Mrs. Ferreri, Mrs. DeBald, Mrs. Raimondi.

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* Photos provided by Clint Burton, George Kinzel and Gregg Gielas *

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