i played with a stickball bat i used to buy at “welcome” store on johnson avenue in riverdale circa 1960-61. used tennis ball also. i bought one years later on the “island”- i was married and my son was maybe 12-he’s now 27-and had it until a few years ago. i think some statinary stores may still sell them.
It has been a good ten or eleven years since I have held a stickball bat. Those were the days! I have since left the greatest city in the world, but will return in two years! I am interetsted in starting a stickball league or even just a few pickup games with my fellow classmates. Can get the tennis balls, but what about stickball bats? I don’t want to use broom handles. Where can I find some good-quality bats? Maybe on the internet? Let me know. It’s a great game!