Category Archives: history

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) 1960 Small Fry and Pony League action

1960 Small Fry “B” and Pony League action This snippet of film starts with a look at the B League Orioles and Reds. This is taken at the ball field behind Our Lady of Czestochowa Church. At the 1:25 mark we switch over to Pitt Field for a Pony League game between the Giants 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 […]

South Plainfield Ballfields Revisited

Rocky and I took a trip down memory lane in September 2013, and visited as many of the old Small Fry ballfields as we could find. Here are some photos: Early on the ballfields available for the Small Fry League were Franklin Field, Borough Park, Mildred St Playground and the Park Avenue Playground. Franklin Field […]

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 […]