Steve had the same problem as a kid I had: there were very few children our age we could play hard with and not accidentally hurt. So, against each other, Steve and I could go full speed. And to be honest, I think Lew had the upper hand in accidental sports injuries. With no malice or anger at all, I can say I have a slightly bent left pinky and three to four lifetime scars thanks to Steve.
In retrospect, I suppose it is no accident my best friends growing up were, like me, also the biggest guys in school, Howie, Jeff and Big Lew.