I grew up on 4th place between courtand smith sts.red hook section. we played fist ball. what a great memory. this was in the 1930s. Iam now 80 years old and still think of those great games we had. the first sewer cover was home plate first base was half way down, second base was the next sewer cover. we were able to what we called cufing a ball by cupping our hand and the ball would curve from left to right. also you could hit the ball with your fist and hit it as far as you could. if you were good you could it two sewers covers. about 200feet. I could hit about 2 and a half sewers. PS I still would Like to find a pimple ball we used.
Original author: frank oropello [e-mail]