1999 Stickball Classic: Brooklyn event
(BROOKLYN, 7/10/1999) Brooklyn was the first stop for the 1999 Stickball
Classic. The event opened up with a serious longball competition with about
40 people participating. The winner Andre "Sammy Sosa" Liberato of Sunset
Park whacked it 280 feet, just beating out Larry Salvato of Marine Park who
hit it 275 feet.
After the longball competition, the first game commenced, between the Brooklyn
based E 36th Street Fanatics and the Brookville Bombers from Staten Island.
It was a good close game, but the visiting team (Brookville Bombers) took the
win. After seeing the Brooklyn team fall, a neighborhood crew got together
representing Neil's Luncheonette, the corner store, to try and restore the
glory for Brooklyn. However, the team was clearly outclassed with the score
13-2. We were just happy no one got hurt cause some of these guys hadn't
played in 20 years!
Streetplay did live
coverage of the event and took lots of photos (see links on the side of
this page). Congratulations to the Brookville Bombers, E 36th St Fanatics,
Neil's Luncheonette and all the peoeple who came out to play or watch. It was
a good time for all.