US MILITARY ALL-STARS BASEBALL TEAM COMING TO FALLON FIELD
The call to “Play Ball!” will have even more resonance on Wednesday, June 6, as the U.S. Military All-Stars, a team made up of members of all branches of the armed services, challenges Boston’s own Yawkey Baseball League to nine innings of world-class action on the first stop of their 2007 Red White and Blue Barnstorming Tour of the USA at Fallon Field in Roslindale at 7 p.m.
Twenty-five young men from the 18-team wood bat Yawkey Baseball League will be selected to play the U.S. Military All-Stars after nominations from managers. The selection process will be accomplished by the league’s All-Star Committee. Founded in 1990, the U.S. Military All-Stars have established over 30 military programs in all services around the globe and become the fastest growing, largest, most successful, and only joint armed forces baseball program in the world. Their historic Red, White and Blue Tour of America has earned a reputation as the most popular summer baseball exhibition in the world, attracting over 15 million people annually with over 350 appearances delivering highly competitive, exciting entertainment, and providing a once-in-a-lifetime experience to Armed Forces players with the talent to perform on a national stage.
The U.S. Military All-Stars participate during off-duty time while on leave, cover their own expenses and decline government funding to ensure that all available resources support our men and women overseas. Over 95 percent of the players selected each year have deployed in direct support of the war. They represent some of the most talented athletes in the armed forces selected from thousands of personnel worldwide. If selected, they earn a once in a lifetime opportunity to represent our nation at exciting events in 23 states. The program is distinguished by a 567-211 overall record of .758 against professional, semiprofessional, and collegiate teams.
Fallon Field, owned and maintained by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, is located at South and Robert Streets in Roslindale. The park’s history can be traced back to 1899.
Many thanks to Mary Hines - Boston Park Department for this Press Release!