stoopball


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stoop·ball

 (sto͞op′bôl′)
n.
A game patterned on baseball in which a player throws a ball against a stoop or wall and the number of bounces indicates the bases reached.
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stoopball

(ˈstuːpˌbɔːl)
n
an American street game similar to baseball in which a ball is thrown against a wall or stoop
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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.Y.
Another variation we played was called "baseball against the stairs." In the Bronx, a borough of New York City, it was called stoopball. Our stadium of choice was the stoop of my parents house, where the steps were made of concrete with rounded edges.
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.