Summer is here unofficially, and it won’t be long before it’s official. That means beach, barbecue and–most of all–baseball. The Red Sox are obviously the main draw: big leagues, big names, big contracts. There is so much more though. High school players competing for the love of the game and college spots, college prospects playing to get looks at the next level.

There are minor league teams at every level and the amateurs on the Cape are tomorrow’s stars. Ask Chris Sale. Beyond the once and future pros, there are hundreds of amatuer teams from colleguate futures to freakishly-talented 40 somethings.

Time to get excited and get out to the ballpark.

 

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Want to follow top-tier amateur teams as they play their way around the region? Here are my top five “ambulant” amateur leagues.

  1. Boston Park League
  2. Intercity League
  3. Boston Amateur Baseball League
  4. Boston Men’s Baseball League
  5. Northeast Baseball

For a more complete, state-by-state listing, click here.

Are you interested in setting up your own home base and watching a variety of teams? Here are my top five multi-use fields in Greater Boston.

  1. Cleveland Circle: About 3 dozen Park League games scheduled and constant action beyond that.
  2. Stewart Diamond @ Fallon Field: Park league games most nights from late May to early August.
  3. Trum Field: Boston Amateur Baseball League games, Legion and more.
  4. Huskins Field @ Tufts University: Legion, showcases, tournaments and more.
  5. Catholic Memorial High School: 20 Park League games schedules and more amatuer action too.

Did I miss a ballpark or a club? What’s your favorite place to take in a ballgame? Leave your response in the comments below.

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