Tag Archives: New Jersey

Batting Second: Eleanor Farrell

Along with my brother Rocky, I grew up on baseball. Our Dad and his three brothers all played semi-pro and followed their favorite major league teams (as did our Mom’s brothers). I didn’t play any organized ball myself as a kid (it being the ’50s and all), but my childhood summers, when I wasn’t at […]

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 […]