Brookline Little League Association
Little League In-house All-Stars 1959

Picture of
 1959 Brookline In-house Little League All-Star Team

Front Row: Rich Kisich, Ralph Petri, Tom Samarco, Lou Martorella, Rich Schmidt, Pat Fagan, Jack Weinheimer, Fisher, Phil Dattisman, Lenny Conway.
Middle Row: Fred Trueschel, Franconero, Rennie Rossa, Lou Blefere, Glenn Nylander, Dave Hamill, Bill Timmons, Minick, Barry Patterson, Frank Carcione, Bill Baumiller, Jackie Flavin, Jackie Daurora.
Rear: Manager Leonard Zankel, Alex Favero (player agent), Manager Connors.

During the late 1950s the Brookline Chamber of Commerce sponsored a festival called Old Fashioned Bargain Days, where residents could find retro-pricing at many boulevard shops. The festival was not only a celebration of low pricing, but also included a parade, period costumes, antique cars and trucks, a carnival and an Independence Day celebration at Moore Park.

One of the highlights of the big day at Moore was an all-star baseball exhibition featuring the best players from the Brookline Chamber of Commerce Little League Association. On July 4, 1959, the Brookline Little Leaguers pictured above thrilled the festival crowd as they battled to a 5-5 tie.

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* Photo provided by Mary Baumiller *

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