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Minton's Playhouse Stickball Field

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Where jazz musicians held stickball games

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Borough : Manhattan
Neighborhood : Central Harlem
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NYC Stickball Hall of Fame website


John Francis Stephens

Jazz club Minton's Playhouse sponsored a stickball team in 1948, and I was the first white player to be chosen for that team--they called me the reverse Jackie Robinson. Minton's Stickball Team still plays regularly, with many of its original members.

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