Occassionally, the Times Star’s original PlayBall! supplement would feature photos of players without identifying the park they were associated with. This is understandable as the staff was often busy tracking the island’s social whirl or an upcoming fall fashion line to be unveiled at Alburt’s Menswear or Goldmans. The photo below is one such example.
This shot, captured by the Amazing Acamar, features exciting action from the 1973 Junior Girls All-Star softball game. We see Carol Tkotch stirring up her home Krusi Park infield as Leila Lugdasmer stretches to snare the ball for an out. Unfortunately, we have precious little information beyond this. So park rats, help us out.
What park did Leila play for? And, was she on the victorious North squad that tallied ten runs, or the South nine who failed to push across anyone across the plate in this summer classic? The City Desk editors at PlayBall! – Alameda’s Sandlot Blog anxiously await your input.