Sam Restivo

Sam Restivo
Sam Restivo
b. 1961

Category
Football
Year Inducted
2017

by Scott Kindberg

Westwood Drive in Jamestown was the place to be in the mid-to-late 1970s if you were a fan of sandlot sports.

At least that's the opinion of Chris Olsen, who grew up on that block on the city's westside.

"Every night was everything — from football, basketball, kickball, dodgeball, pretty much anything with a ball," Olsen recalled.

There was also one other constant:

"It didn't take long," Olsen recalled, "before everyone in the neighborhood knew which team they HAD to be on."

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