Stickball is a GREAT game! It is sure better to have the kids playing stickball, than sitting around the house playing video games. I am trying to help revive the game. I purchased a large quantity of the original SPALDEENS, or “Pinkys.” I also carry the “official stickball bats” made by Spalding. As you may know, these are VERY hard to find!! If anyone is interested, you may contact me at mlbbaseballs [at] aol [dot] com for more information. Keep on playing everyone!! …
Where did stickball come from?
How do I find out when the annual stickball games are? I’d like to come down to watch. I’m not from East Harlem but it sounds like a great day w/ a “real family flare.” A simple e-mail advisory would be a great set-up to notify people who sign-up to receive the notifications.
Another great day for the former boy’s of East Harlem. Sept 8 2002 we all gather on 117th Street with our families and friends to play a couple of games of stickball. Mike Lentini a hall of famer for the great game was the organizer and did a great job giving out the T-Shirts and laying out the delious sandwiches. To everyone’s surprize Channel 13 was there interviewing a couple of men who in turn reflected on that great game of stickball. Needless to say that when we talk about stickball our childhood days in East Harlem go hand in hand. You cannot talk about one without the other. Great stories were told that day and we all returned back to our youth. Mike was interviewed the most as his memory is unbelieable. The documentary will be shown some time next year so look for it on channel 13. All about stickball and the good times growing up in East Harlem during the 40’s and 50’s