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Book looks back at Long Island sports in pictures

Finally got around to checking out Chris Vaccaro's book, "Long Island High School Sports," which came out last fall.

It is full of images from more than 100 years of LI sports, including some particularly cool stuff from Friends Academy, whose 1895 football team, 1896 baseball team and 1897 girls basketball team are pictured.

Numerous future pro stars turn up in assorted photos. One that stood out given that he died two weeks ago was former Knick Carl Braun, shown with his 1944-45 Garden City teammates.

Another funky photo: 8-year-old bat boy Carl Yastrzemski posing with an East End potato farm team called the White Eagles in 1947.

Here is the Amazon.com listing.

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