They don’t make spaldeens like they used to. Too many balls were breaking left and right.
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
A good sized crowd has turned out for the Manhattan competition. We’re opening up with the longball competition – 1st batter Richard Mojica knocked one 260 feet.
Today’s event is at 109th St between 2nd and 3rd Ave