Brooklyn Street Games

Stickball | Handball


Kristen Mantel
(The Ohio State University)

Everyone looks back on on their childhood and reminisces on the neighborhood games that passed the time in the summer and those nights after school that you could play before dinner was served.

The History of Stickball

Eric Welles
(The Ohio State University)

In the inner cities of New York, kids looked for ways to use their streets to the fullest. In New York's boroughs such as The Bronx, Queens, and especially Brooklyn, kids took the sport of baseball and twisted it around to a game called "stickball."

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