Morty Gilbert Trading Card

Central Park Softball Card Series

Card #2

Morty Gilbert, The “Mayor” of Central Park, began playing on what is now known as Heckscher Fields in 1941 at the age of ten. In the 1940s and 50s, he played pickup games against the legendary Rats, and eventually formed his team The Squirrels. He has played in almost every league in the park, acting as Assistant Commissioner of the Central Park Softball League from 1983 – 1990 and Commisioner during the 1995-1996 season. He began a pickup game on Heckscher Fields in the 1970s, and continues to run it every Sunday morning from 11:00 – 2:00 on Heckscher Fields, Diamond 2.  Today marks the beginning of Morty’s 70th season, and we mark it by releasing the #1 card in our Central Park Trading Card series. Our hats are off to you, Morty!



Morty Gilbert - front

Morty Gilbert - back

All Trading Card Artwork by Jim Doran

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