Bob Banker, mgr. The Bronx 1947 Baseball is and was the National Pastime, but it had to be played on a grass field. Our sport was dedicated to the black surface of our streets or the cement surface of a nearby schoolyard. A pink Spalding, a softball, a baseball glove, a broomstick, a cracked surface of… Continue reading Bob Banker, Mgr.
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Street Games Tje Bronx 1930s No emerald green grass covering our field, no bleachers or grandstands, no roaring crowds. Seabury Place’s black, asphalt street was our stadium. In the 1930s, one of the few cars that had appeared on our street was Dr. Kulock’s Buick when he made a house call. If a rare intruder… Continue reading Street Games
Stickball, The Rational Pastime
Stickball, The Rational Pastime In the Bronx, The National Pastime evolved into The Rational Pastime – Stickball. The year was 1946. No sneaking onto the subway, no three quarters-of-an-hour walk to the Yankee Stadium, no charge of .55 cents for a seat in the bleachers, no coming home with a medium-rare sunburn. Stickball was the… Continue reading Stickball, The Rational Pastime