Traffic is a classic neighborhood softball team from the Riis Park area that evolved into a consistent top- fifteen team. They started playing in a Sunday league at Riis Park in 1986. In 2011, they took second in the Westchester Tournament of Champions and finished fifth in the Forest Park No Gloves Nationals in 2013, proof that twenty-seven years later, Traffic is still competitive.
Led by two different managers – Dean Pritt and Nick Gatta – Traffic has always had a strong core of dedicated and loyal players. Eight of the players on the 1992 team that won the televised 150-team Old Style Tournament grew-up within four blocks of each other. Throughout the years, players have come-and-gone, but the team has always competed at the top level while still maintaining that neighborhood feel.
In its twenty-seven year history, Traffic recorded many victories and made countless memories.
• Won over 900 games
• Won thirty league and tournament titles
• Rank second all-time in Classic League victories
• Played in twenty of the last twenty-one Forest Park Tournaments
• Played in seventeen ASA National Tournaments
• Won six USSSA / ASA Qualifier championships
• Won two ASA Metro championships
• Went 67-17 in neighborhood league and tournament competition in 1989
• Won the Old Style Classic in 1992 and took second in 1993
• Took second in the ASA State Tournament (2005) and third (2001)
• Won the ASA “A” Championship in 2009 and took second in 1999