NEIGHBORHOOD ATHLETES

We can all agree that our neighborhood produced many outstanding, multiple sport athletes.

As a former athlete who spent many hours in the yard, streets and park playing all sports (except hockey and soccer) I’m going to list my “FAVORITE” athletes from the neighborhood.

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1-Charlie Alberti

2-Charlie Kawas

3-Willie Lanzisera

4-Danny Piselli

5-Bill Kahaly

Respectfully,

Red

Hoops135@hotmail.com

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22 Responses to NEIGHBORHOOD ATHLETES

  1. Glenn Thomas says:

    I’m going with…
    1) Gerard Trapp
    2) Charlie Alberti
    3) Bobby Trapp
    4) Jimmy Routhier
    5) Dennis Walsh

  2. tony fasano says:

    I’m adding my Nephew, Frank Maldonado to the list.

  3. tony fasano says:

    He lives in Jersey, he owns a dental Practice there. Married with 4 kids.
    He’s doing very well for himself.

  4. Andrew Purdy says:

    Here is my list for best all around athletes not including those already listed:
    1) Louie Mastrandrea
    2) Kevin Maloney
    3) Eddie Cush
    4) Joe Santos
    5) Jimmy Maloney

  5. gerard trapp says:

    multiple sport list
    1.jimmy riches
    2.charlie albertie
    3.charlie kawas
    4.charlie Cummings
    5. willie lanzsiera

    not sure if these guys played two or more sports but if they did they’d be on the list
    jim Maloney jr
    jim O’Brien
    john Vesey
    vinny massella

    danny margellio -BaseBall & FB (balt orioles world series team early 80’s) moved from neighborhood early on, think after HN graduation

    list open to debate just as long as you don’t try and put mike marino on your list!!

    • hoopscoach says:

      Great list Gerard…As for Marino, he made Honorable mention.

      I totally missed Jimmy Riches; great choice.

      You are right about the list being open for debate.

      Hope all is well

      -Red

    • jim casey says:

      Gerard
      john vesey’s # 1 sport, which he played for power and the cadets was baseball
      pretty good at hoops too

  6. Glenn Thomas says:

    I forgot Jimmy Riches too in my list. Billy Anton was also a big miss.

  7. gerard trapp says:

    GT, I don’t remember billy anton, b4 my time , jim casey tells me he was excellent player

    Red, not even honorable mention

    • hoopscoach says:

      Yeah, who is Billy Anton?

      Gerard, did you play against Kevin Fallon (Fordham, John Jay HS). He’s the cousin of Jimmy Fallon.

      • jim casey says:

        as i recall (may be in error) billy anton , John vesey and danny mills all played on the 1956-57 grammar team, the first team I followed–they were very good
        diocesan champs ?

      • hoopscoach says:

        Thanks Jim…

  8. G Trapp says:

    Red, Never played against or even saw KF play

  9. Mudge says:

    I AM SURPRISED KNOWING HOW MUCH YOU LOVE BASKETBALL THAT YOU NEVER MENTIONED Fr. JOHN VESEY. THE BEST ALL AROUND ATHLETE WAS YOUR FREINDS FARTHER FRANKIE PARKER. CHARLIE CUMMINGS FOR BASEBLL .JOE TUFANO AND SAMMY GENTILE ALL AROUND. THESE ARE MY PICKS.

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