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Senior Citizen Softball Players in their 80’s and 90’s Compete in Annual Bristal All-Star Game

Written by Chris Boyle  |  21. July 2021

Senior Citizen Softball Players in their 80’s and 90’s Dedicate Annual Bristal All-Star Game in Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of Roger Maris Breaking Babe Ruth’s Single Season Homerun Record and Willie Mays’ 90th Birthday
 
The Bristal All-Stars, softball players in their 80’s and 90’s who play two doubleheaders a week in the New York Senior Softball Association (NYSSA)  played their annual  all- star game on Field “A” at Cantiague Park. The players commemorated the 60th anniversary of Roger Maris breaking Babe Ruth’s single season homerun record and Willie Mays’ 90th birthday. The New York Giants defeated the New York Yankees 8-4 in the commemorative game.
 
According to Jules Balistreri, the Commissioner of the league, The Bristal All-Stars honored their teammate, Bethpage resident Joe Rondinelli. Who survived a seven week COVID hospital stay and presented a plaque to their teammate Carmine DiStefano, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday.
 
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran  threw out the first pitch.

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