"stoop" ball (1909)

Barnhart barnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Sun May 16 14:17:26 UTC 2004

MW11=1941, as stoop-ball, but:

The boy, whose father, James Monmouth Purdy, is a  process server in the
Jefferson Market Court, got home  from Public School 93, at Ninety-third
Street and Amsterdam Avenue, early in the afternoon, and, with some ten or
a dozen other boys is the block, began to play “stoop” ball in the street.
 Walter stood in the gutter, just off Columbus Avenue, in fron of 101 West
Ninety-fourth Street, throwing the ball against the stoop steps, and
catching it when it rebounded.  “Boy Killed By Automobile,” The New York
Times, May 12, 1909, p 1

This is an interesting article in its own right.  In another article in
this paper, there's a description of a woman falling and being run over by
a subway train, too.


barnhart at highlands.com

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