ROBIN WRIGHT WRITES, AND RIGHTLY SO:
Hi Jim, It was Wednesday a warm day at Saltaire field. The year 1958. Dana Wallaces team from Ocean Beach had challenged us to a beer game. As usual the team was made up of mostly lifeguards. Two that I remember was Kenny and George Ryder. We had played Ocean Beach before, as well as Fair Harbour, Kismet Inn and POW before. Saltaire had the best team and the best field on Fire Island. Charlie Ludlow was pitching. Sid Greer was catching. Art Mol first base. Pete Banta second base. Joe Callahan at short. Robin Wright at third. Bruce Banta at center field. Pete Callahan left field. Dave Banta at right field. We did not have short fielder or woman at the time. The game was a blast. Balls flying everywhere. We won the game 8-6. Kenny Ryder however, hit the longest ball I have ever seen at softball. Batting right, he hit the ball completely over the roof of the church. It was still climbing as it past over the peak of the roof. It never hit the far side of the roof. We send a searching party looking for the ball, never found it. If Dick Starkey was at the game, he would have found it. Robin.