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.
Original author: Boib C