Posted by Matty from Flatbush
on Thursday, March 21st 2019:
In Reply to: Re: Who says you cant go home? posted by Nate Goldman on Wednesday, March 20th 2019:
Nate, you mentioned a few names that rings some bells. Harvey Kolonko was about 3 years older than me but was a schoolyard legend. In addition to hitting a softball, in stickball Harvey could hit a Spaldeen or Pensie pinkie farther than anyone. When we played fast pitching stickball with the chalk box on the wall of the small schoolyard, Harvey hit more balls over the roof and beyond of the six story 615 Westminster Road than anyone. Later on, in my early 20s, I often came to the schoolyard to play stickball and one time Harvey showed up wearing his gray probationary policeman's uniform. We played a game and he only beat me by something like 5-4. He wasn't the greatest pitcher and I was able to find some holes in his swing every now and then. Besides the Miami Heat, Lewis Schaffel, who lived on Rugby between Newkirk and Foster, also owned the Nets from 1984-86. Additionally he owned a number of horses, one of who was named Twoseventeen. Twoseventeen is retired now, but I used to post here to announce when he he was running. He won over $100,000 in purse money. Furillo, Bedford Arch and Sal the Barber were some of his other racehorses.
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