The Stickball Classic was scheduled for Staten Island today. Last night’s barrage of rain made the game date questionable. This morning players and game assistants looked out to pouring rain, particularly in the Brooklyn/Queens region. Although the rain had stopped by game time, many of the teams and assistants scheduled to be at the event were not there. Stickball Commissioner Curtis Sliwa decided to call the game. The make up time will be shortly announced. The players were obviously disappointed. As the weather cleared and the sun peaked out, it became clear that games could have been held, however, the call had already been made and announced. Players and fans will have to wait to determine who will represent Staten Island in the 1999 Stickball Classic. It should be noted that one of the 3 teams that showed up were the Brookfield Bomber, a team that has already secured its place in the finals by taking the Brooklyn crown in the first week of competition. Even though the day would not be “official” fun was not to be denied. Players decided to take advantage of the day and play anyway. A good crew of players was on-hand when we left midway in the first game. Please post the results of the games so we know what happened. Hope to see you guys at the next one.
This was a great time for both me & my family. Thanks to Micky Greene, Curtis & his GA crew, the Daily News, Dodger Sym-Phony members, Spalding, NY’s Finest, and the people on 133 Ave in Ozone Park, et al for making it a super quality time day for me & my sons. If you can get out to the SI event this weekend you and your family won’t be disapponted. Warmest personal regards to all! Kevin McGrath Sr. (Father of the Lost Boys and proud winner of a two sewer pin.)
On Saturday Aug 7, some great Stickball was played at Ozone Park Queens. Usually Streetplay provides live coverage of the Event, but due to the fact that we were part of one of the teams, the coverage had to be a bit different. Look to the site mid-week to read some great stories about an awesome day.
This week the 1999 Stickball Classic took place in the boro of the Bronx. Streetplay was on-hand hoping to provide live coverage of the events. However, the Internet connection didn’t work, so we will got the pics and stories and will have to finish composing them off-line. Look to Monday 7/26 for the on-line copy.
Do they have any information about leagues in the stickball hall of fame?
There are several leagues out there, a couple from the Bronx. We’ll post this question next week when we talk with players there.
Weather is hot today. Well over 90 degreed. A large crowd turned out to participate in the stickball contest and Five teams registered. In the first 2 games the scores were Old Timers 4 Bad Boys 3 Washington Bombers 10 Harlem Heat 1 Winners were Washington Bombers and Old Timers. The Bombers then went on to play te Clean Machine. Old Timers played the Bad Boys in a classic stickball game. Looked as though old timers had I made, leading 3-1 going into the th and last inning. But the Bad Boys weren’t about to give up. With some good hitting and an error, the Bad Boys scored 2 runs and sent the game into extra innings. Bad Boys were able to recover and take the game in the 9th. Due to the heat, and the length of th games, the final matchup between today’s winners, to determine the Manhattan championship will be played at the end of August
Longball Competition Winners of the 2 sewer pin- Richard Mojica – 260 feet Ron Mercedes – 200 feet Joe Rodriguez – 320 feet Albert Santiago Jr.- 320 feet Michael Lentini Jr. – 230 Feet Carlos Santiago – 300 feet Louis Malofsky – 280 feet Eric Rodriquez – 320 feet Carmello Ramirez – 220 feet Carlos Calderon – 240 feet John Lipsett – 270 feet Russ Terlecki – 230 feet (1st time ever hit a stickball) Mike Lentini Sr. – – 260 feet (member of the Stickball Hall of fame Ernest Correa – 220 feet Jose Mandy Rodriguez – 320 feet Steve Plerqui – 250 feet Raymond Vasquez – 300 feet