What is Winterball Baseball?

WinterballWinterball is a 9-inning baseball game fundraiser played the first weekend of December each year. This is the 11th straight year of the game, and the 8th straight year this freeze-fest will be held to benefit Toys for Tots and the United States Marine Corps. The Boston Amateur Baseball Network is hosting. Upwards of 100 adult amateur baseball players from several local baseball leagues are expected to attend.

Winterball participants are required to make a toy donation to Toys for Tots to get onto a roster. Since inception, the average game temperature has been 39 degrees.

Date/Time:  Saturday, December 3, 2011

10:00AM – Batting Practice
10:30AM – United States Marines arrive to collect toys
11:00AM – First Pitch

Location:  Maplewood Park, 99 Crystal Street, Malden, MA

This year, those aged 18+ will battle those aged 30+ to see if age is truly eternal, as the Young Bucks take on the Aging Stallions.

About Toys for Tots:

The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

Photos and game info from past years is at: www.bostonbaseball.com/winterball.php

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