Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Stickball and Stoopball 

In Triumph and Tragedy in Mudville, paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould discusses these two quintessential street games.

Stickball is the best known of the two. Major leaguers who played stickball include Willie Mays and Joe Pepitone. It's still played. The New York Emperors Stickball League has a website.

Stoopball is another game played with a spaldeen.

Here, a reporter recounts his days playing stickball. There's even been poetry written about the street sport.

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