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  • n  a form of baseball played in the streets with a rubber ball and broomstick handle

  • Street stickball was a welcome interruption.
  • But despite the camouflage, if he were taken prisoner by the Daily News, his cover would be blown when he couldn't recite the rules of stickball.
  • The Ronettes playing stickball on Manhattan's Mott Street.

  • Chipper Jones in USA Today
    It was just an in-between hop,Jones said. "I've played stickball in parking lots softer than that field. You have to hold your ground right there. Unfortunately, it hit my chest. Anything to my right, I can step on third, anything to my...
  • Linda Sanchez in San Diego Union Tribune
    The trajectory many teenagers follow takes them from "stickball to Xbox," Sanchez said.
  • Whitey Ford in New York Times
    The name rings a bell, but we are talking about more than 60 years ago,Ford said. "He and I were no different than most of the kids in Astoria back then. We played baseball, stickball and roller hockey. We stayed busy."

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