McKinley Park’s Doreen Curillo is the 1,999th former park rat identified by the tireless PlayBall! staff. Congratulations to Doreen who is shown below connecting on a pitch from Longfellow pitcher Connie Garnett. Both teams entered the game undefeated in this August, 1975 battle between the two Tiny Mite League heavyweights. Despite this effort, the Bears (6-1) would not be partying that day as the Tigers (7-0) would prevail 9-6.
However, PlayBall! – Alameda’s Sandlot Blog IS getting ready to pop the cork when ARPD Park Rat #2000 is identified. That should occur sometime this week as many of our dedicated readers continue to contribute names and faces from the golden age of ARPD baseball. Who will it be? Perhaps one of the many missing Estuary Rams? A Pirate? Lions, Tigers, or Bears? Surely there must be another Pamiroyan out there somewhere that we’ve yet to discover.