Archive for February, 2014


Once upon a time, inquiring Alamedan’s rushed to get their news each morning from publisher Abe Koffman’s Alameda Times Star (10 cents worth more!). In the digital age, Alamedan’s in the know, still rush to the ol’ newspaper AND The Alamedan blog via their smart phones, tablets, and computers for the latest Island scoop.

Today’s edition of  The Alamedan alerted milenial masses about our new t-shirt baseball league and the First Pitch Benefit Party! Big shout out to blogger Michelle Ellison who’s been a big supporter of this effort from day one.

Visit The Alamedan today and read it for yourself!


Read Full Post »

From the blacktop of Edison Playground to the Big Show. A lively arm and determination to play the game at the highest level are what put Eric Schulstrom in a Minnesota Twins uniform to face the best batters the American League had to offer. Now, Erik will join his fellow Edison Indians and other former park rats at the First Pitch Benefit Party on March 20.

What about you?


Former Minnesota Twins reliever and Edison Indian ace, Erik Schullstrom will join the fun on March 20 at the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex.


Read Full Post »


While you’re trying to identify this popular figure from the golden age of the ARPD’s original t-shirt baseball league, make your plans to join hundreds of other former park rats on March 20 at the Alameda Theatre. On this night, you’ll have the chance to renew old friendships from your park days. Catch up with many of your favorite park directors. Meet former major leaguers who once played on the same fields you did while proudly wearing their park t-shirts. And, after some special recognitions, settle into a comfy seat to watch the story of the original ARPD t-shirt baseball league as told in the documentary “PlayBall! – Alameda’s Sandlot Saga.”

All this for just $10.00 – all of which goes direct to fund the new ARPD t-shirt baseball league. Visit the Alameda Theatre website today and order your tickets online.


Read Full Post »

The historic Alameda Theatre will be ground zero for park league celebrities.

The historic Alameda Theatre will be ground zero for park league celebrities.

  The regal red carpet at Alameda Theatre & Cineplex is getting a double shampoo in preparation for the T-Shirt League’s First Pitch Benefit Party! The fun begins on Thursday night at 6:00 PM with a VIP reception. Doors open at 7:00 PM for the main event. Tickets are priced at $10.00 for General Admission and $50.00 for the VIP event.

Please note that 100% of the ticket proceeds go to the T-Shirt Baseball League!

Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Alameda Theatre and Cineplex website. If you are planning on being a VIP, don’t wait as fewer than 25 tickets remain as of this printing.

Read Full Post »

Park Rat and Park Director

A Lincoln Lions player (1954-60) who moved up after Little Coast and Police League to the ranks of park director.

Tours of Duty: McKinley (1960-61)

Read Full Post »

Did you miss me? Silly question. OF COURSE YOU DID!

Well fellow park rats, even if you didn’t notice my absence here on PlayBall! Alameda’s Sandlot Blog, I know for certain you’ve all missed the legendary Alameda T-Shirt Baseball League. Guess what? Like this blogging pundit, the league is back!

Thanks to the PlayBall! Advisory Committee, chaired by Kevin Kennedy, and in conjunction with Alameda Recreation and Park Department, Friends of the Parks, Alameda Theatre & Cineplex, and the original t-shirt league sponsor, Alameda Elks Club, kids will once again take to the baseball diamonds of Alameda for FREE supervised league play in the park!

The Advisory Committee, consisting of Alameda legends like Lil’ Arnerich, Adrienne Alexander-Chaix, Kyle Conner, John Costello, Eric Cross, Kevin Kearney, Cindi LaCroix, some character named Robles, and Bill Sonneman, joined Kevin to lead the charge in making this happen. It’s been a true labor of love for this crew working with the ARPD, now under Amy Woolridge, and ARPD Supervisor, Pat Russi (Rittler Wildcat).

A gala First Pitch Benefit Party is slated for the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex on Thursday, March 20, 2014. You won’t want to miss it. Some Longfellow Tigers are already growling how they will be best represented that night. We’ll see about that!

Stay tuned park rats because once again it’s time to PlayBall!!!

The mighty Franklin Eagles have already hijacked the big screen at historic Alameda Theatre!

The mighty Franklin Eagles have already hijacked the big screen at historic Alameda Theatre!

Read Full Post »

ARPD Park Director

Tours of Duty: Franklin, Rittler

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »