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Stickball en el Bronx

MLB, Play Ball and the New York Yankees celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in the Bronx with an afternoon of stickball. #PonleAcento

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Local Stickball teams compete in streets of downtown San Diego

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we play stickball for warmup. 2x5 mins - 4 Backs (players) per backsteam( 3 in field, one flying exchanging) . Rules - don´t hit other players, don´t use the feed to move the ball, no gatekeeping, no long distance shots to the goal. Body checks are allowed.
In smaller halls it could be played similar to hacky sack ...

Baltimore Orioles sluggers play stickball at Camden Yards

Eutaw Street is transformed into a stickball playing field as four Orioles compete 2v2 style. A winner was crowned in walk-off fashion. What MLB stadium would you want to play stickball at?

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Cherokee Indianball/ Stickball Big Cove vs. Wolfetown 2019

Cherokee Indianball, the oldest sport in America played in October 2019 at the Cherokee Indian fair between the Wolfetown and Big Cove communities.

Stickball League Looks to Expand Beyond Being Just a New York Street Game | New York Post

The tradition of stickball is kept alive in the Bronx, where players gather every Sunday to play in the streets.

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There was a time when avenues were the playgrounds of choice for city kids, and their games were homegrown variations of popular national pastimes, or modern versions of childhood classics that have been around since the Roman Empire. It was the essence of an urban childhood.

Even stickball, the quintessential New York street game, is in danger of dying out, says Bronx-born Matt Levy.

The story of New York’s street games — and the shifting cultural patterns that have caused their demise — is the topic of Levy’s new documentary, “New York Street Games.”

Through archival footage of stoopball and stickball games, black-and-white photos of hopscotch, handball and tag, Levy resurrects a long-gone New York that nobody under age 35 is likely to remember — the halcyon days when games weren’t something that adults had to manage.

That kind of freewheeling playing is all but outlawed now. Fears of injuries, fights, or inappropriate touching have led some schools across the country to do away with rougher games, like Red Rover, and even tag. Since 1995, there’s even been a program, “Peaceful Playgrounds,” that some states have adopted to ensure play periods remain mild and sedate.

LEVY’s 76-minute documentary opens with the words: “Before cellphones, BlackBerries and Facebook . . . before a neighbor’s doorstep required an invitation . . . before ‘playdates,’ there was play.”

Back then — according to the star-studded cast of middle-aged New Yorkers who appear in Levy’s documentary — play could mean a wild game of Steal the Bacon (two teams competing to grab an object from a circle), a frantic bout of I Declare War (a primitive version of dodge-ball) or even a bruising round of Johnny-on-the-Pony (which in Brooklyn was known as Buck Buck).

Johnny-on-the-Pony has actually been around for millennia — it’s derived from a Roman pastime known as Mullhorse. It requires one team to line up in a row, bent over from the waist, while members of the other team jump on their backs one by one until the combined weight forces everyone to fall to the ground.

It was rough and raucous, but it had many fans — among them C. Everett Koop, former US surgeon general for Ronald Reagan, who grew up in Depression-era Brooklyn.

Not everybody in the city was a fan of stickball, which involved whacking a bouncy rubber orb — called a “spaldeen” in New York because the local accent corrupted the Spalding brand name — with a sawed off broom or mop handle.

Since the 1970s, the area outside the home that parents are comfortable letting children play unsupervised has shrunk by 90%, according to Richard Louv, author of “Last Child in the Woods,” a book exploring the growing disconnect between kids and nature.

Louv cites numerous studies that show “stranger-danger” is a major factor in parents’ refusal to allow children to roam — yet national statistics show that child abductions are no higher since 1970 than the decades before. Consistently, child abduction rates hover around 100 a year.

There’s been a corresponding decline in outdoor activities since the 1970s, Louv writes. Bike riding is down 31% since 1995, according to American Sports Data, a research firm. Only 6% of children ages nine to 13 play outside on their own, Louv writes. Kids, especially those in low-income communities, are spending 40 hours a week with electronic media, according to the Kaiser Foundation.

In fact, evidence shows that many of the games played by the likes of Levy and Whoopi Goldberg — who shows up in the documentary to share her childhood memories of playing stoopball in Chelsea — are the same or very similar to those painted by Pieter Bruegel in his 16th-century oil painting “Children’s Games.”

In The Bronx, along a stretch of road known as Stickball Boulevard, fungo stickball is played nearly every weekend in summertime.

The league has been around for 22 years, and flourished after former Mayor Ed Koch agreed to close Stickball Boulevard to traffic on weekends so teams could play.

One member, Richard Mojica, has branched out, teaching the art of street games to local kids through a program called Weeds and Seeds that gets federal funding.

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Stickball - Bihhi Ayasha Vs Lady Warriors 2008

Stickball - Bihhi Ayasha Vs Lady Warriors

What is Super Stickball?

TL;DW it's a sport we made up.

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Exhibition tournaments are open in spring, and pretty much anyone is invited. More info later on.

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Spanish Harlem Stickball Championship Final Video

East Harlem stickball championship with The Warriors and Sugar Hill. After having the game delayed from rain. They meet again to determine who's the champion.


The Major Stickball League (MSBL) is an organized league in the New York Tri-State area. The league is a fast pitch league that closely emulates the play of baseball. Currently, the MSBL has 3 seasons, a Spring Season begins in April, Summer Season begins in June and a Fall Season which begins in late August. Teams are made up of 3-7 players (a team must have min. 3 players to play a game). The MSBL has teams throughout the NY Tri-State area.

Tired of hitting a 10 MPH softball? Miss that pitcher-batter confrontation? Come see if you have what it takes to send an 80 MPH fastball over 300 feet. Check out the most competitive league in the Tri-State area---the MSBL!

Lundberg and Louie play stickball

Robin Lundberg and Louie Gold from the Kellerman and Kenny Show fail miserably at Major League Stickball. Plus, Lundberg takes one for the team.

2014 StickBall Swag Highlights

Awesome moments from this years season.

Stickball - Bihhi Ayasha Vs Tiak Hikia Ohoyo 2009

Stickball - Bihhi Ayasha Vs Tiak Hikia Ohoyo

Stickball at Grand Portage

Enjoy a lively game of stickball, the beautiful and ancient game at the heart of modern lacrosse. Watch historical reenactors play the game as they would have 200 years ago at Grand Portage National Monument with The Slice.

Sweet Spot: New York City Stickball

While pitchers and catchers have reconvened in Florida and Arizona, some players will be hitting the New York City streets for old-fashioned stickball. WCBS 880's Mike Sugerman reports in the Sweet Spot.


we love to play stickball .. and we hope to find other stickballers :) coz as you can see .. it ´s so much fun :)


Old Game. New Phenomenon.

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New York City Stickball

MLB on FOX All Star pre game show takes a look at the the history of Stickball in New York. Music by Boxer Rebellion

Choctaw Stickball: The Little Brother of War (Full)

The final product finished and ready for viewing. Made for my cinematography class. Done for educational and entertainment purposes. No copyright infringement intended.



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