Do you guys remember bottle cap baseball? There was even a TV show (I think Sat. mornings) where they would have guys like Joe Black, Gil Hodges, & Don Newcombe playin’ it. One guy would have a set of soda caps like coke and the other guy would have caps like white rock or rhiengold. The batter would shoot his cap onto the field and the defense would shoot his cap with his thumb to hit the batters cap for an out. Do you remember the Roger Maris hitting tube? It layed on the ground & had a plastic ball in the end of it. You would stomp on the end of the flat tube and the ball would shoot up into the air and you would hit it. They had one for Mays too. I wish I still had it for my kids. Who else remembers playin in the streets with a real hardball? The cover was gone in no-time but you would wrap it with friction tape. The kids wouldn’t pitch in to buy a new ball but we would save up to buy a new roll of tape. You could go a long way with a roll of friction tape…OK last but not least, where can I find a Top. Micknpez said he scored some but where from? For the last couple of years I’ve been lookin’ but can’t find ’em. I would love to show my kids how to play. Eat hard, Sleep hard, and Grow Big…For we are the last of the Full Grown Men!
Original author: Chris Sullivan [e-mail]