The Artists and Writers Softball Game, which began back in 1948 as a summer picnic, was first played on the lawn of this home originally owned by Wilfrid Zogbaum’s. Participants of the first games included Franz Kline, William de Kooning, Philip Pavia, Jackson Pollack and Joan Mitchell. It wasn’t until the late 60’s and 70’s that writers joined in the fun and shortly thereafter politicians, actors, musicians, publishers, editors and television personalities batted and fielded the now famous annual Artist Writers Game played in Herrick Park, East Hampton
Some of the games notables over the years include Alan Alda, Ken Auletta, Alec Baldwin, Yogi Berra, Matthew Broderick, Chevy Chase, Bill Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, Peter Jennings, Mike Lupica, Regis Philbin, Paul Simon, Roy Scheider, Eli Wallach and Mort Zuckerman.
This home is nestled on 10+ harbor front acres which include a home, barn, waterside pool, and of course the sprawling lawn where history began with the softball game so many years ago. Represented by Town & Country Real Estate in East Hampton, this property is being offered for $4,990,000.