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Boston Park League
The 3 Strathmore Circle
Braintree , Massachusetts 02184
United States


Employment History

  • President
    Park League
  • President
    Massachusetts Independent Baseball League

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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Bias Case Settled In Park League; Team Now Will Be Allowed To Compete | Boston Park League, 17 June 2015 [cached]
Umpire Walter Bentson
Jim Collyer with BPL President Walter Bentson, former Mayor Ray Flynn, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry.
About SSUA | South Shore Umpires Association, 3 Nov 2014 [cached]
Walter Bentson
Umpire's Resource Center - Boston Herald Article / Walter Bentson, 18 May 2006 [cached]
Boston Herald Article / Walter Bentson
Walter Bentson is a man with a mission. One of the state's top umpires and President of the Boston Park League, Bentson is battling a debilitating muscle disease. But before it slows him down much further, he wants to make sure there's help for those who came before him.
Bentson has primary lateral sclerosis (PLS), a neurological disease in the same family as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, the disease that claimed baseball Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig. There are no assurances what the future holds for him, but the fate of friends claimed by ALS - and their families - rests near the top of his mind.
For 15 years, Walter has umpired all over New England. From Boston's local amateur leagues to the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League, Bentson has truly loved the game of baseball and has carried himself with class and respect every step of the way. Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald wrote a stirring piece on Bentson back in June of 2005 entitled "True Blue."
Even as his disease has slowed him down, Walter has been determined to keep doing what he loves over the last few years. Just last season, Bentson umpired over 100 ballgames. Entering 2006, Bentson has finally come to the hard decision that it's probably time to retire from his on-field umpiring duties. That is - after he umpires one last game…a game truly like none other.
Walter is currently training at Be Well Tanger Center, part of the Shapiro Clinic at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital for a different sort of marathon - the 100 Innings of Baseball Spectacular to benefit Curt's Pitch for ALS.
Bentson will be behind the plate for the first pitch at Worcester's Fitton Field, (the home field of the College of Holy Cross and the Worcester Tornadoes), and plans to be in the very same spot when the game concludes, some 30+ hours later. Bentson sees this as a challenge to himself and to those familiar with his story to step to the plate and support the ongoing battle against ALS.
Bentson will be raising funds to start a scholarship program through the ALS Association MA Chapter - money to help the children of past and future friends get a college education despite the staggering costs associated with living with ALS.
Despite his setbacks, Bentson continues his hard work off the field throughout the Massachusetts baseball circuit. In addition to being Boston Park League president, he is currently Umpire-n-Chief for City of Boston High Schools, RBI program, Yawkey League, in his second term as a Director for both the College Baseball Umpires Association (CBUA) and the South Shore Umpires Association (SSUA).
Boston Amateur Baseball Network - 2010 In Review [cached]
Walter Bentson umpired an inning at exactly midnight, as has been his custom in the 100 inning game.
The article includes interviews with Park League president, Walter Bentson, Massachusetts Independent Baseball League president, Frank Alexopolis, and Boston Amateur Baseballers' Union president Dan Weldon.
Amongst the guests were the leadership of many amateur baseball leagues, including Kyle Provost of the Royal-Rooters Baseball League who oversaw the event raffle, Walter Bentson, president of the Boston Park League, Dan Weldon, commissioner of the Boston Amateur Baseballers' Union, Frank Alexopolis, new president of the Massachusetts Independent League, Vinny Bertrand of the Boston Amateur Baseball League and Matt Englander of the Boston Men's Baseball League.
30,000 Fans Jam Hub Ballyards to Watch Park Teams in Flag Bid | Boston Park League, 17 June 2015 [cached]
Jim Collyer with BPL President Walter Bentson, former Mayor Ray Flynn, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry.
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