Softball Game

The First Worldcon featured a softball game, held at "Flushing Flats" — a big athletic field opposite James V. Taurasi's home in Flushing. The teams were called the "Queens Cometeers" and the "PSFS Panthers" — though the membership wasn't exclusively from the Queens SFL or the PSFS.

More details at New Fandom #6 p8-9.

Queens Cometeers:

  1. Sam Moskowitz (ss and captain)
  2. Langley Searles (p-rf)
  3. A. Meyers (1b)
  4. Stan Backrack (2b)
  5. Pete Racic (cf)
  6. Jimmy Taurasi (3b)
  7. B. Mosher (rf)
  8. Julius Unger (c)
  9. John Giunta (lf-p)
  10. Erle Korshak (sf)

PSFS Panthers:

  1. John Baltidonis (3b-P and captain)
  2. Jack Newton (2b)
  3. Jack Agnew (3b)
  4. Bob Madle (1b)
  5. Ray Van Houten (lf)
  6. V. Kidwell (cf)
  7. Will Sykora (p-rf)
  8. Art Widner (rf-p)
  9. Ossie Train (c)
  10. Mark Reinsberg (sf)

Mr. Charles Sykora umpired, Mario Racic, Jr was water boy.

The score by innings was
Queens Cometeers 3 2 2 3 6 0 7 0 0 23
PSFS Panthers 0 0 0 1 2 4 0 3 1 11

Spectators included Jack Speer, Charles D. Hornig, Ross Rocklynne, Hymen Tiger, and Millie Taurasi.