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1999 NYC Stickball Classic
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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

Fourth Street Bows to NY Emperors

Final score
NY Emperors 11
Fourth Street Boys 6
(MANHATTAN, 9/18/1999) The Fourth Street Boys, are a great team of guys who've maintained friendships even after moving out of the old neighborhood by regularly getting together to play stickball through the years. They had heart and spirit, but not enough experience in competitive play to defeat one of the City's great Stickball Teams, the NY Emperors.
The Fourth Street Boys
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The Fourth Street Boys
The Fourth Street Boys heard about the Stickball Classic through an ad in the Daily News, but were too late to compete in the Manhattan event. Therefore, they came out to Queens to compete and took the Queens championship in a tough fought final game. The Emperors, still powered up after their recent championship win in the Bronx Emperors Stickball League, are a veteran team. They had lost in the Bronx Stickball Classic competition back in July, but knowing about the Classic's Open Registration, had then gone to Staten Island and taken that borough's championship.

The Fourth Street Boys took an early lead and looked tough, but the Emperor's experience prevailed. They began smashing mighty drives against the high arching walls surrounding the thin field of play on Vanderbilt Ave.

The New York Emperors
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The New York Emperors
Balls ricocheted off the building bouncing fair and proving difficult to field. The Fourth Street Boys were confused in the field and failed to cover home adequately on several critical occassions.

Although they lost, it was a great entry by the Fourth Street Boys into NY's Stickball competition. See you next year. For the NY Emperors, the Bronx Knights should prove to be a tougher challenge.
Semi-final coverage

Fourth Street Boys bow to Emperors
Latinos Crush Brookfield Bombers
Knights edge Old-Timers in battle of classic teams
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