Two high school students from Massachusetts and New York are breaking into the Major Leagues this summer, courtesy of Bentley University.
The two are winners in the “Break into the Business of Baseball” Challenge, sponsored by Bentley and MLB.com. They will spend a portion of their summer serving as interns with the Boston Red Sox and the official website of the New York Mets.
Bentley solicited 100-word essays from high school students nationwide — who explained why they should be chosen for one-month internships offered by two Major League Baseball teams or their online affiliate. After reviewing hundreds of entries, the two winners were chosen by Bentley and each Major League team.
Peter Barrett from Dobbs Ferry, NY, interned with the Mets.com
Mike Tomaino from Gloucester, Mass., interned with the Red Sox