Playing stick ball in Brooklyn in the late 1940’s, most of us could hit the ball at least 3 sewer covers. Willie Mays probably did hit it over 4. Our street had covers about 75-100 feet apart. Too far to use one for home and the next one for second, so we used a piece of cardboard for home or second. First or third was usually a fire hydrant.
Original author: lou bach [e-mail]