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Local 802 softball team photo spread

Volume 119, No. 8September, 2019


The Local 802 softball team played its heart out this season. As usual, we competed in the Performing Arts Softball League, a 12-team league composed exclusively of Broadway unions and other entertainment professionals in New York City. As of this writing, the Local 802 team has won the regular season division championship and heads into the playoffs as the #1 seed. For information on playing next year, e-mail Clint Sharman at or Louis B. Crocco at Photos by Walter Karling.

TOP ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT): Tommy Baker, Joesph Maldonado, Roderick Hill. MIDDLE ROW: Eric Wu, Shawn Andrew, Louis B. Crocco (co-manager), Clint Sharman (co-manager). BOTTOM ROW: Alex Katz, Jeff Nelson, Bennett Beckenstein, Greg Stuhr. (Not pictured: Jason Yudoff, Reid Warner, Radichell Lopez, William Farnham, Tom Wicus, Dante Mazzetti, Joe Curnutte, Tim Barker, Dave Olsen, Omar Cepero, Kevin Batchelor, Michael Feinberg and Frank Usamanont.)

Bennett Beckenstein behind the plate

Shawn Andrew at third base

Jeff Nelson gets ready to turn two!

Co-managers Clint Sharman and Louis B. Crocco

Eric Wu is swinging away

Greg Stuhr stares down the pitcher

Alex Katz sliding into home