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  • Summary: Stoopball is a nostalgic, fun, look back at a game kids used to play in the streets of New York City in the 50's.Stoopball is a neighborhood street game that is played on the stairs of a residential city dwelling. If you were lucky enough to grow up in a New York City neighborhood you know first hand how much fun Stoopball and many other street games were to play. The rules of Stoopball are based loosely on baseball. One player is the batter and the other players the fielders. The batter stands immediately in front of the stoop while the fielders stand behind the batter. The batter throws a pink rubber ball at the stoop from a line that the return needs to pass for the ball to be in play. The ball flies back towards the fielders, who are also facing the stoop. The objective is to hit the ball at such an angle and velocity so that it bounces back in the air as far as possible over the heads of the fielders. Even though Stoopball is one of the games played in city neighborhoods it can be played anywhere there are steps that lead up to a door. What is most amazing is that for the price of a rubber pink ball and chalk, children and adults can play a challenging game while exercising and playing outdoors. Expand
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