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El Barrio

Young Devils - Spanish Harlem 1940s/early 50s Click for bigger picture
Young Devils in Spanish Harlem during the late 1940s/early 50s
East Harlem, more commonly referred to as Spanish Harlem or El Barrio has long been one of the leading and most vibrant Hispanic communities in the United States. While well known for its cultural influence on Latin music and dance forms, El Barrio is also "Stickball territory," giving rise to some of New York's great players and teams.

El Barrio's stickball tradition dates from the 1930s but this year is special as the neighborhood will host both the annual the East 111th Street Old Timers Weekend and the World Series of Stickball. This month Streetplay focuses on some of El Barrio's most well known Stickball personalities.

  • Carlos Diaz - Once the youngest Old Timer, Carlos has become a major promoter of the game.
  • George Lolin - Even at 66, George Lolin can still put on a show.
  • Pete Velez - The leader of the Young Devils, one of Stickball's longest lasting and most influential teams.
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