OK, fast pitch stike ball….
OK, fast pitch stike ball. We played at several school yards around the Kings Highway Coney Island Ave area. PS 153 on East 12th st Between Ave S and Ave T had a small fast pitch field. We chaulked a strike box on a wall. We would us either a “Spaldeen” High Bouce or a tennis ball which we had rubbed all the covering just about off. What were our favority pitches. Fast ball, Curve ball and screw ball. The PS 153 field had a short fence about 30 feet high on the north behind the pitcher. On the other side of the fence was what appeared at that time to be a large house with a black iron short fence around it. I think the rules were: off the fence catch and out, ground past the pitcher, single; hit the lower part of the fence – double; hit the upper part of the fence- triple; hit over the fence home run. Hitting over the fence required that you carryfully sneak into the yard (Mrs. Hardish/) and try to recover you ball.