Category Archives: 1950s

Ron Kuboski Takes a Look Back

by Ron Kuboski South Plainfield in the 1950’s reflected small town America … our version of The Wonder Years. Walk or ride your bike anywhere. Get together with friends—stick ball, hide and seek at night, ice skating in winter. And, like much of America, sports were part of our daily activities, and during the summer […]

(video) 1956 Small Fry and Pony League action

Our next video up shows some Small Fry and Pony League action. I think this is 1956. It starts at Franklin Field with a game that looks to be between the Small Fry Yanks and Braves. Franklin Field, long gone and now resting comfortably under a housing development, was on the corner of Grant and […]

(video) Opening Day for Small Fry Baseball: 1956

This is our first stab at adding some video to our Small Fry Baseball website, so a little background is in order. Like a lot of families in the 50s and 60s, our parents took some home movies. When my brother Kevin decided to transfer these old reels to VHS back some years ago, it […]

A Side Note on Playing Fields…

Landowner Fred Trabilcy generously allowed the Recreation Commission and Small Fry Baseball use of the Franklin Ave Field for some years in the 1950s. For a town with almost no playground facilities, this was a huge help. After all, it was the lack of a ball field that scuttled the Rotary Club’s attempt a few […]