Half-Pints from 7 to 8:15 p.m., and Wiffle ball
Classic from 7-8:15 p.m.
When no good shuttlecocks could be found, the kids hit a three-inch Wiffle ball
. But the ball was too big for the badminton rackets, so Mr.
And in a suburban backyard in Fairfield, Conn., a bunch of kids played the first game of Wiffle Ball
From a septuagenarian's perspective, a Wiffle ball
and bat seemed to offer a suitable and economical solution.
Brand maven Barry Silverstein shares "Boomer Brand Cameos" of over fifty of the brands Boomers grew up with including: Disney, Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, Good Humor, Howard Johnson, Hush Puppies, MAD, Ovaltine, Twinkies, WIFFLE Ball
and many more.
Silverstein's jocular, conversational prose is further enlivened with his own fond remembrances of favorite candies, dining at Howard Johnson's restaurants, and playing wiffle ball
. He engagingly punctuates each chapter with a question back to readers about their own brand preferences.
The Summerville Miracle League and Leadership Dorchester are also set to host a Wiffle Ball
Tournament and Fundrasier from 6 to 8 p.m.
That certainly was the case with the invention of the Wiffle ball
, which was named for a strikeout, but has become one of the biggest hits in toy history.<br />Sixty-five summers ago, a Connecticut man came home from work to find his 12-year-old son and the neighborhood kids playing baseball in his backyard using a small plastic golf ball and a broomstick handle for a bat.
The testosterone-fueled clan played Wiffle Ball
at a nearby greenbelt, drove neighbors batty by staging ping-pong tournaments until one in the morning, and annoyed their parents by dunking each other in the backyard pool.
The team at Discover Courage likens heavy and light bullets to baseballs and Wiffle balls
. It's easy to achieve high initial velocity when hitting a Wiffle ball
because it is so light, but the effects of wind and friction are much more pronounced because of the Wiffle ball
's lower mass.
As my sons reached Wiffle ball
age, our neighbors here in Eugene were amazingly kind about returning foul balls and home runs.