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Posted by JOE COOL on Monday, June 17th 2019:

In Reply to: Re: d day posted by dave f on Sunday, June 16th 2019:

brooklyn barbra...
born in 1942 she began her life living in a 6 story apartment house on the corner of maple street and schenectady ave. it was right across from the old boys high athletic field. she then also lived at 365 pulaski st. , and 3102 newkirk ave.

gil hodges...
his wife joan lombardi came from pigtown. early in their marriage they briefly lived in a house owned by joans parents on hawthorne st off troy ave.

new york yankees...
born in 1953 my earliest baseball memory was the 1960 ,yankee - pirates world series. the good sisters of saint joseph would allow us to listen on low volume on a transistor radio in class and update the class on any scoring. we would then race home to the television and listen to mel allen call the game. day games were great for school kids.

in 1960 the yankees were the only team in town and so there was really no choice for me what team to support. i grew up 8 blocks south of ebbets field and my only memory is sitting on my front stoop and suddenly hearing the roar of a crowd. i asked my grandfather, whats that, he said thats the dodgers. some boys on the block a couple of years old then me continued to be dodger fans after they left brooklyn. if i remember correctly they would listen to dodger games on the radio that came on late in new york time.

in the mid 1960s a pigtown neighbor from east new york ave frank tepedino played for the yankees. he would walk to the subway on sterling and nostrand to take the subway to the stadium. we would sometimes go to sunday games to watch him play, but with those yankee teams he didnt get all that much playing time.

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