Reflections on a Lifelong Love of Baseball

News Staff's picture
Article Image Alt Text
Article Image Alt Text
Article Image Alt Text
Article Image Alt Text
Article Image Alt Text

Bill “Doc” Pollak is a Livingston resident for more than 50 years, a retired dentist, and, at 83 years young, a dedicated baseball player. He regularly bounds into the Tribune office with the latest Livingston Dodgers news; they won their 12th consecutive game on August 5. But it was time, the staff felt, for a story just about him and his love of baseball and the people who play the game.

Ball Playing in the ‘Hood

“In grammar school,” Pollak said, “we moved to a neighborhood in Newark where all we did, all day long, was play stoop ball, stick ball, box ball, basketball. It was all we talked about. I guess it’s my second nature.” He said there were lights hanging out of windows, between the houses, and the kids played at night.

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/West%20Essex%20TribuneID480/

Rate this article: 
No votes yet