stickball game


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Noun1.stickball game - a form of baseball played in the streets with a rubber ball and broomstick handlestickball game - a form of baseball played in the streets with a rubber ball and broomstick handle
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
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The gray pall of the tenement streets contrasts with the bright lights of Coney Island, but it is on those mean streets that a family fortune is founded and a young boy's wildest dream fulfilled by a neighborhood stickball game.
One companero who laughed when Fidel struck out on three pitches in a stickball game paid for his falta de respeto with a dislocated shoulder.
The guys were on 106th, in the middle of a stickball game, five to a side.
In The Great Ball Game of the Birds and Animals, the animals gather for a stickball game.
On a sunny Havana street, a few yards away from the crashing waves of the Caribbean, a dozen youngsters play a stickball game called cuatras esquinas ("four corners").
There is film footage filmed at the Bronx's Orchard Beach where New York City's Latinos enjoy the weekend salsa concerts; the live music tapes of dancer/historian Ernie Ensley; the old timer's stickball game which is celebrated every second Sunday in July, and the typical Cuban sounds of one of four bands danced to at Melba Alvarado's yearly celebration of "El Mamoncillo" at an outdoor garden in Astoria, Oueens.
While offering many fascinating anecdotes - for example, that O'Hara "was one of the few in the art world of the 1950s who refused to choose between Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning when everybody else had chosen sides as if at a stickball game in the street" - Lehman finds it no easier to define the avant-garde in painting than in poetry.