Old-timers’ 38th annual game

Baseball players aged 60 to 92 hit the field

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The old-timers held their 38th annual softball game this past Labor Day weekend at Roberto Clemente Turf Field in Rider Avenue Park. The old-timers are men, aged 60 to 92—many of whom play on the Brookhaven softball league. For the game, the men are split into three teams and compete for the win on a rotating basis.

A griller, flipping hamburgers, stood at the park’s entrance, while friends and family members cheered the players on from the bleachers.

“It’s good mentally and physically for my husband. It makes him so happy to play ball. I’m loving every minute of it,” said Phyllis Griesmer, whose husband, Rein Griesmer, plays in the Brookhaven softball league.

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