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Little League, year one, opening day

Marvin Bros. little league team, Burlington MA

The 1952 debut of Little League in Burlington. Ernie Marvin is the namesake of Marvin Field on South Bedford Street. Take the name spellings below with a grain of salt. Typesetting in 1952 wasn’t great:

  • Coaches: Ernie Marvin, Sumner Rupprecht, Joe Small
  • Middle row: Frank Sarno Jr., Harold Dulong, Paul O’Donnell, Jim Hurly
  • Front row: Donald Petersen, Frank Gregory, Paul Neilson, Dick Sheppard, Doug Hyde, Carl Carey, Harold Marvin

Marvin Field, Burlington MA

More early teams:

1952 Dom's Atlantic little league team, Burlington MA
Front: (Bat boy) Ron Ganley. Bottom row: Johnny Flynn, Bobby Given, Billy Harvey, Billy Queen, Jerry Ganley, Bobby Powysznski. Middle row: Billy Hormsby, Warren O’Leary, Jerry Page, Paul Meaney, Irving McNamara, Dicky Rosen. Adults: Warren Ganley, sponsor Dom Molinaro, George Ganley
Piper Boys little league team, early 1950s Burlington MA
Bottom row: ?, Paul Smith, Paul Bustead, Gerry Skelton, Fred Osborne, ?, Don Boyd. Second row: ?, ?, ?, Gerry Paige, Billy McDonald, John S., Don McIntire, Walter Desmond. Back: Coach Ganley, Tom Mohan

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