The team from Local One of I.A.T.S.E, the Broadway stagehands union, won the 1997 Broadway Show League softball championship, beating the team from Actors' Equity Association in three games played Sept. 4 in New York's Central Park.
Local One also won the championship in 1995 and 1996. Equity last won in 1990. The competitions go back to 1955 when the team from the musical Silk Stockings won the pennant.
Scores courtesy of Don Koehler/Broadway Show League.
Results of the Sept. 4 Championship Series:
Game 1: AEA 13, Local One 9 Game 2: Local One 11, AEA 8
Game 3: Local One 11, AEA 8
MVP for the 1997 season: David DeSavino
The Broadway Show League, which pits the actors and staff of Broadway and Off-Broadway shows and theatre organizations against one another each Thursday in a summer-long softball championship on Central Park ballfields in New York. Games are played at Heckscher Fields, near West 63rd St. and Central Park West. Playbill On-Line has been posting the results weekly.
-- Compiled Robert Viagas