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Lou Russo, member of the Cavaliers
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Lou Russo of the Cavaliers is also a member of both the Softball and Stickball Hall of Fames.
Cavaliers Win Manhattan Competition
August 19

The Cavaliers took the Manhattan title
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The Cavaliers with roots in Pleasant Ave Manhattan, will represent the borough in this year's Stickball Classic Competitions.
This week's Stickball Classic was far from pretty. At times spectators had to decide which was more difficult to bear, the sounds of the Brooklyn Dodger Sym-phony Band or the play on the field. Until the last game, it was a tough decision.

The Bad Boys were the victors in the most lopsided game of the day clobbering the Bronx Bombers 23-1. However, as the old saying goes "what goes up, must come down." The Bad Boys fell hard as they were routed by the Cavaliers in their next game 15-1. Taking advantage of the pinch runner rules, the Cavaliers also set a Stickball Classic record with 3 slides into home during the same inning, by the same person (true the slides might not have been necessary, but they looked cool).

The Cavaliers, last week's surprise entry in the Bronx finals showed that they are not only an excellent softball team, but will be a force to be reckoned with on the stickball circuit too. After crushing the Bad Boys the Cavaliers went on to defeat the Bronx Knights in a tight 2-0 match. Unfortunately for the Knights, a couple of fielding miscues in the first inning gave their opponents all the runs they needed for their victory.

The best game of the day probably was the first, when the Bronx Knights defeated Sugar Hill 8-7 in a tight see-saw match. Another highlight was the second appearance of the East Bronx Bombers, the youngest team ever to enter the Stickball Classic Competitions. Coach Edgar Guerra is planning to take the team to as many of the events as possible to help his players gain some experience. Home | What's New | Sitemap | About Us | Contact us
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