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1999 NYC Stickball Classic
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• Event rules

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Finals (10/3/99)

• Finals coverage
• Photo galleries: 1 | 2 | 3

Semi-finals (9/18/99)

• Semi-final coverage
• 4th Str. vs. Emperors
• Latinos vs. Bombers
• Knights vs. Old-Timers

Staten Island (9/11/99)

• Staten Island event overview

New Jersey (8/28/99)

• NJ event overview

Queens (8/7/99)

• Queens event coverage
• Essay: Caledonia Old-Timers
• Essay: Family values
• Essay: Positively Fourth Street
• Photo galleries: 1 | 2 | 3

Bronx (7/24/99)

• Bronx event coverage
• The Latinos, Bronx champions
• Longball contest
• Einstein's team
• The Emperors
• Curtis Sliwa speaks
• Photo galleries: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Manhattan (7/17/99)

• Manhattan event coverage
• Longball contest
• The Clean Machine
• The Bronx Old Timers
• Photo galleries: 1 | 2 | 3

Brooklyn (7/10/99)

• Brooklyn event coverage
• Photo galleries: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Event kickoff (6/29/99)

• Kickoff coverage
• Photo galleries: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

1999 Stickball Classic

Rules & How to Participate

There are 2 parts to each event, the Individual Long Distance Hitting contest and the Stickball Team Competition. Both contests are totally open.

Individual Long Distance Hitting Contest

Anyone can enter the contest. Each participant will get 6 swings. The indivifual's best shot will be the entry for the competition. The person who hits the furthest shot will go to semi-finals as the borough representative in the long distance contest. Players who hit the ball 200 feet or more earn a Daily News Two Sewer pin.

Team Competition

The event is open to teams of up to 10 players. You can field a team with 8 players and 2 substitutes. A team may be fielded with a minimum of 6 players. Games are 7 innings long 3 sides per out. Extra innings are played to break a tie.

It is a Round Robin Event. Winners play winners and the process of elimination determines the champs.

There is a $50 fee for a team to enter the competition. This registration fee, paid at the event may be made in cash, a check or money order. The money is used as a donation to the Police Athletic League (PAL) Street Games program. In return for their donation, each member of the team will receive tournament tee shirt and a new Spaldeen. Each team will also receive 2 official Spalding Stickball Bats.

This is a fungo competition - no pitching. Each hitter has 2 swings to put ball in play. Teams may use their own stickball bats as long as it meets the Curtis Sliwa "stickball bat criteria." As Curtis puts it "we don't want any clubs." Bats can be any length, but not particularly wide, must be totally made of wood, no metal or other substances (except for some tape around the handle). Curtis will be the final judge about whether a bat is "legal."

Players must wear the tournament tee-shirts while competing. Borough/county champions will meet in September to determine the 1999 citywide stickball champ. Home | What's New | Sitemap | About Us | Contact us
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