As a kid growing up in the 60’s in Bay Ridge, Bklyn. (68st between 3rd and 4th aves.), stickball was the most popular game. We played all day long. Homeplate and second base were the sewer caps, first base was the fire hydrant and third base was car doorhandle of the car that was parked there that day. Remember getting the bamboo pole to retrive the spaldeens that landed on the 2nd story fire escape. Mrs. Maloney would sit on her 2nd story porch every nite after supper just when we started playin after we ate. She was an old hag always tellin us to quiet down or “Why dont you go up the block and play ball”. Never foget the time Mike McCormick lost his grip on the bat and it flew up and hit her in the head. She called the cops on us to no avail. Had many good times playin stickball and the memories will last forever.
Original author: jimbo7101