HEY BATTER, BATTER…SWING!

Willie-Mays-playing-stickball-in-NYC

It’s ready to go down.

They’re choosin’ up sides. I know, kids today are clueless at that concept.

Love the theme: “End the summer of 2014 with a big hit!”

Holy Name’s Family BBQ. Stickball Game/Reunion.

One of these days Alice…I’m going to get back to the neighborhood for a reunion.

Proceeds support Holy Name (Hooley told me that…)

Sponsored by Farrell’s. Greatest bar in the history of mankind.

Saturday September 20, 2014

10:00 AM

Entrance to Prospect Park. Right by what Denis Hamill calls the Totem Poles. We called it, “Monument.”

You know, across from Sanders. I mean The Pavilion. Or, across from Lefrak. By the circle.

BBQ at 1:00 over in the yard at Holy Name.

After the game head across the avenue to the yard.

Donations: Adults $25. Ages 6-16 $10. Under 6 – free

Sign up at Farrell’s, Holy Name Rectory or St. Joseph Catholic Academy (Damn that was hard to type…)

Chips on the ball…

Respectfully,

Red

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15 Responses to HEY BATTER, BATTER…SWING!

  1. George Farrell says:

    Remember…”no fair fluking”!

  2. George Farrell says:

    Photo of the “say-hey kid” going for three sewers!

  3. Joe Solimeno says:

    Who’s going to Sport Prospect for the “Spaldeens”?

  4. Jim Casey says:

    Good to see my classmate, Denis Hamill, get a shout out
    Holy Name, ’59

  5. Jim Casey says:

    Correction: I got my Hamill brothers confused.
    I graduated with Brian, not Denis

  6. Pat Fenton says:

    . A stickball game in the old neighborhood.There’s something wonderful Steve about coming from a Brooklyn neighborhood that still calls you home again.And how few people get an invite to come back to the schoolyard they once lined up in neat rows when they were kids ? I remember the church bazaars they used to have there each year. I’ll be there.

    • hoopscoach says:

      Pat,

      Why don’t you write something for the blog on your visit…

      Steve

      • Pat Fenton says:

        I will, Steve. Glad to. I been kicking around the idea of maybe reading something in the school yard; maybe a short scene from my play on our neighborhood “Stoopdreamer.”

      • hoopscoach says:

        The schoolyard would be your best bet…

        Much more room.

        People can bring their own chairs.

        They can have a donations bucket at the gate. Proceeds go to the school.

        Get on it ASAP.

        -Steve

  7. jimmyvac says:

    There will be no roofing..

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