New York Senior Softball Association hosts annual all-star game – New York News

Marty Zipkin, 72, of Hewlett, runs to first base at the New York Senior Softball Association all-star game at Cantiague Park in Hicksville on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (Credit: Nancy Epstein)


Gene Thomas, 88, slugged the ball to left field, dropped his bat and returned to the dugout Wednesday at Cantiague Park in Hicksville.

“The swing’s a little slower, but the stroke’s still there,” a spectator said as he stopped to watch the softball game. “It’s amazing.”

But Thomas, of Valley Stream, can’t get around the bases like he used to, so he instead let pinch runner Al Bonfardino,…

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