The chapters are a true baseball potpourri, beginning with childhood memories of stickball, stoopball
, and catch.
I was about 8 in the 1950s when I played stoopball
, boxball, hit the penny, kings, Chinese handball, punchball and stickball with my friends in a neighborhood now called Sunset Park in Brooklyn, N.
In the Bronx, a borough of New York City, it was called stoopball
When he came home from Yankee Stadium, my stoopball
associate, Fiskie Benjamin, and I waited to interrogate him.
In my youth, I and my companions were out on the streets of New York playing games of childhood's creation without adult supervision: ringalevio, kick-the-can, hide-and-seek, tag, Johnny-on-the-pony, stickball, stoopball
, handball, and boxball.
Kaiser first learned the value of cooperative effort playing stickball and stoopball
on the streets of New York City, where he was born and brought up.
In many cases neighborhood people, who feel their backs to the wall, are saving their stoopball
Masada from "them," the blacks and Hispanics.