Wycliffe Stiffs Stickball League Opens New Season

Brooklyn Bums players Arnold Gould, Marshall Stern, Sid Tweety, Ron Sharp and Stan Ginsberg socialize during the game.

Toting broom handles, bright yellow bouncy balls and Bazooka bubblegum, the Wycliffe Stiffs Stickball League opened its 2019 season on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Village Park in Wellington. Four out of the five teams in the league stepped up to the faux manhole cover “plate,” ready to reminisce about their childhood days playing the street sport. While the day was not devoid of intense ambition, the true purpose behind the league is not competition, but camaraderie. PHOTOS BY MEREDITH BUROW