Welcome to Charlie’s World!

Featured Section:
Charlie's Big Baseball Parks Page

Other Features:

Beliefs and Sermons
Charlie’s U.S. State/County Server
Photos from “The Gates”, 2005
My 500 Favorite Hit Records
101 Favorite Murphy’s Laws
Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?
Shoeless Joe Jackson
N.J. Road Logs: State Highways | Bergen | Passaic
Casey at the Bat
The Sign Wave

Don’t ask me how you got here, but you reached the home page of Charlie O’Reilly, a Netizen from the real-world quadrant known as New Jersey.

You can check out some vital statistics if you think it will help you. There's also a picture of me on top of Old Smoky (not all covered with snow).

AOLers knew me as “CharlieZeb”. It's short for “Charlie the Zebra”. Find out how this zebra got his stripes.

Every day, I go to work in Hoboken, N.J., at a site less than a thousand feet from where a couple of New York athletic clubs played the first baseball game 21-Oct-1845. (That date comes from research by DiClerico and Pavelec in their book The Jersey Game; New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1991.) A plaque at 11th and Washington streets in Hoboken commemorates a game on the same site 19-Jun-1846, in which the “New York Nine” defeated the Knickerbocker A.C., 23-1.

The location is appropriate because I’m a baseball nut. I’ve been to plenty of professional stadiums, most of them since 1990, and my baseball chasing has led me to discover America as well. Oklahoma became my 48th state visited 17-Aug-1995, when I saw the Oklahoma City 89ers lose to Buffalo.

And while you’re at it, check out my state server. It’s a listing by state of every U.S. county I’ve ever visited, and it will eventually include links to many of the tourist sites I mention.

Visit the Rutherford Little League home page

The Streak: 2970 (as of 10-Jun-2017)

My Favorite Letter of 1995

A fellow Rutherford resident grumbles about the sudden appearance of portable toilets at Memorial Park. I could tell you what I think he’s full of, but ... this is a family show!

My Favorite Letter of 1998

An e-mail correspondent lashes out at the entire Internet community for not taking the time to write real letters when composing e-mail, reverting instead to chat-room shorthand. To which I say: Amen.

Blogger, State Your Name (November 2007)

Other Favorite People, Places, Links:

Searches / Directories / Data Servers

Alta Vista
Switchboard (phone listings)
U.S. Postal Service ZIP Code Lookups


John Skilton’s Baseball Links
Sportsline USA
American Hockey League


Billboard (music charts - parts available free)
The Todd Rundgren Connection
Dean Friedman (still going after all these years)
Scott E. Moore (Hoboken, N.J.)


New York Roads (Steve Anderson)
New Jersey Highways (Steve Alpert)
Route 66 (compiled by someone from Belgium!)
Will Rogers - Route 66’s Most Famous Personage


Cyndi’s List
FamilySearch (The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

Local Stuff

New Jersey Online
The Record (Hackensack, N.J.)
New York Radio Guide
WABC Musicradio 77 (1954-82)


The Weather Channel (U.S. weather)
The Weather Network (Canadian weather)
AWS WeatherNet
The Old Farmer’s Almanac (since 1792)


Canoe: The Canadian Network
PythOnline (Eric Idle's Monty Python site)
h2g2: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Earth edition
Wikipedia (open-content encyclopedia); my work

Places I Belong

Rutherford (N.J.) Little League
Society for American Baseball Research
Central Unitarian Church (Paramus, N.J.)

Mail to CharlieZ at verizon dot net
Last updated 9-Aug-2017