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Real name:
Bill Velto

Location:
Orangeburg, NY

Division:
Men's 55

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June 3, 2013
$Bill
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC dates

does anyone know if the dates for the January/February 2014 TOC have been set?
Aug. 10, 2012
$Bill
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: EASTERN NATIONAL'S 2012 Game Scores and Bracket Results

NY Motion won the 55 AAA
April 23, 2012
$Bill
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 1st State Spring Classic.

unfortunately the weather prohibited play on Sunday. It would have been nice if we played more games on Saturday since it was obvious that a weather front was comming on Sunday. When will you post the results.
Dec. 14, 2011
$Bill
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What sport consisted of your athletic career?

Webbie25, glad to hear you enjoyed similar games. How about Fly's are up? We played stick ball and baseball versions. Stick ball version was must popular (did not have many dirt fields in the Bronx) we played in the street with a stick ball bat (could be a sawed off broom stick)and a rubber ball. the batter would continue to hit one of his self tossed balls until he was replaced by a fielder who either ;
1.) caught one of his shots on a fly or,
2.) if the batter hit a shot that was not caught on a fly the batter would lay his stick ball bat on the ground (in the street in front of whatever was home plate, typically a sewer cover) and stand behind it. The fielder of the ball from the spot he caught it would roll the ball in an attempt to hit the bat. If the ball hit the bat, the batter would have to catch it in the air (after it hit the bat)or the fielder would now get to be the batter. If it missed the bat the batter would continue to hit. Ah! another great game with terrific memories.
Dec. 13, 2011
$Bill
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What sport consisted of your athletic career?

Stick8, stoop ball is a city game played with at least 2 players, a rubber ball and your front stoop (steps leading to a house)you throw the ball off the stoop (trying to hit it off the point of one of the steps for strongest shot)and depending on it's distance it is considered a 1b, 2b, 3b or HR. if the fielder (defense) catches the ball on fly or on the ground before a predetermined line (close to the stoop) it is considered an out. Foul lines and # of outs per 1/2 inning are predetermined by players. It is an ideal game when you do not have a bat or can not leave the sidewalk or have no place to play but have a stoop or even a street curve ( the step down to the street). Life was simple but great!
Dec. 12, 2011
$Bill
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What sport consisted of your athletic career?

Started playing stick-ball and stoop-ball in the streets of the Bronx every day morning till dark. Got into organized Baseball in LL when I was 8 (they thought I was my older brother) then HS I was the SS on team that won NYC HS Baseball championship 2 years. Went on to 4 yr baseball scholarship at St Johns but girls and "the good life" ended my baseball "professional" career. But Never stopped playing the game 40 years later still play on 3 -5 softball teams. ( thank goodness for an understanding wife). stay in shape in off season all these years playing Basketball. Thank goodness I keep finding smaller and smaller courts to play on ( now down to grammar school gym). while my knee is slowing me down, I have never lost my passion for the game. nothing like the feeling of;
- throwing someone out from deep in the whole,
- turning 2,
- making a quick swipe tag to tag out a runner.
- getting a key hit with 2 out.
- throwing someone out trying to take the extra base.
- Hitting a HR.
- and many, many others.
A great game, met many nice people of all ages. Always looking for a game and or a team to play with. Looking forward to next year. Best to all!
$Bill
Nov. 16, 2011
$Bill
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: PLAY OF THE TOURNAMENT (SSWC)

relatively new to the site but did want to thank you guys for passing on the information of what to do in the event it ever happens in my presence. nothing worse then not being able to help someone in a time of need especially if it is a love one. $Bill NYMotion
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