The Stickball Originals series will focus on how the game was originally played before The New York Emperors Stickball League was born in 1985. Few of us realize the level of competition needed to keep Stickball alive to this day and that these highly intense match ups were played mostly in the South Bronx, Spanish Harlem and Little Italy. Kenneth (Kenny) Lowman will introduce us to Push-Push (Papo in Spanish Harlem) whom he considers "the best Stickball hitter" he ever knew.
I wish I had that picture when I was playing. I would have been a better hitter. – Kenneth Lowman