pimple ball

Bob Haas highbob at MINDSPRING.COM
Sun Jul 22 04:41:38 UTC 2001

Once again, from Streetplay.com:

> Halfball is like stickball, but the ball is cut in half. The ball is
> thrown with the same motion as skipping a rock across the water. The
> batter has either a broomstick or halfball bat when they are up. The
> batter gets one swing and a miss, if the catcher makes the catch in the
> air you are out. If the catcher drops the swing and a miss the batter
> remains batting. Batted balls off walls or sides of gyms or buildings
> caught before they hit the ground are outs. Balls that are not caught
> will be awarded bases accordingly: double, triple, home run, depending
> where the balls are hit.

Whoa!  Seems like it'd be a trick to hit it, but good fun to try.

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On Saturday, July 21, 2001, at 10:52 PM, Philip E. Cleary wrote:

> I would assume that "halfball" is the vox propria for a game that we used
> to
> play: stickball played with half a pimple ball.

"Wherever you go, there you are."

Bob Haas

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