Lowell Hill was a Central Park softball Legend. A short stop for Jim Jensen’s CBS All-Stars and Cafe Central, he received the Most Valuable Player award in the Playoffs during the 1981 Central Park Softball League season. In this video, League Commissioner Marty Mann presents the trophy to Lowell who in turn offers it to his younger brother. (Asst. Commissioner Joe Bennardello is in the background). Cafe Central beat Power Drives for the 1981 Championship title.
Known as “The Godfather” and “The Mayor” of Heckscher Fields, Morty Gilbert is a Legend of Central Park softball. Since 1945, he has been playing softball on the Heckscher Fields every spring, summer, and fall. Now 79 years old, he still holds the permit for Diamond 2 on Sundays from 11 – 2pm and oversees the longest running pick-up game in Central Park history. The men who play with him range in age from 18 – 85 and are known at The Regulars.