[Ads-l] Corkball: the Saint Louis game

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 25 00:45:48 EST 2016

Those with long memories may recall my mention of _corkball_, a kind of
stickball peculiar to The Lou, some years ago. The game now has a page on


Should anyone bother to read the article, he/they may ignore the references
and external links. They're all dead.

Should anyone actually be interested in the lore of the game, then he/they
may consult

Charles Patrick Pierce
Sports Guy: In Search of Corkball...
Da Capo Press, 2001

The Lou and The City share a game-name: _wallball, but the two games are in
no way related, the StL game being a variety of stickball, whereas the City
game is a variety of handball.
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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