Tuesday, August 26

Stickball


Willie Mays playing stickball in NYC
Wikipedia - "Stickball is a street game related to baseball, usually formed as a pick-up game played in large cities in the Northeastern United States, especially New York City and Philadelphia. The equipment consists of a broom handle and a rubber ball, typically a spaldeen, pensy pinky, high bouncer or tennis ball. The rules come from baseball and are modified to fit the situation, for example, a manhole cover may be used as a base, or buildings for foul lines. The game is a variation of stick and ball games dating back to at least the 1750s. This game was widely popular among youths growing up from the 20th century until the 1980s."
Wikipedia
World Series Stickball of Fame
Streetplay - Introduction, Streetplay
East Harlem storefront celebrates city's stickball history with shrine to spaldeens and three-sewer smashes
Stickball in New York is a vanishing game
YouTube: New Yorkers Prove Stickball Isn't a Dying Sport - New York Post, Stickball, Robinson Cano takes to the streets of NYC for stickball

2010 July: Stoop ball, 2013 May: Spalding.

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