Today, the New York Senior Softball Association, a Nassau County softball league made up of 130 players 68 and older, gathered to play in its 13th Annual All-Star Game, the day after Major League Baseball showcased its best players. Sponsored by The Bristal, this year’s softball game commemorated the Yankees’ 1978 World Series win over the Dodgers. “It gives us a reason to get out of bed in the morning,” said player Nick Clarelli. Twice a week, his 15-man squad plays a four-inning doubleheader. Clarelli, 80, is one of the league standouts, ranging from 73 to 92 years old, that competed in today’s game. The league was honored to have Nassau County Executive Laura Curran throw out the first pitch. Clarelli’s team lost 14-5, but he came away with two singles and a Yankees cap. Thank you to the New York Senior Softball Association for allowing us to be a part of the fun again this year!
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