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|Text=<p>"Stickball is a game played on a street or other restricted area, with a stick, such as a mop handle or broomstick, and a hard rubber ball. Stickball developed in the late 18<sup>th</sup> century from such English games as old cat, rounders, and town ball.  Stickball also relates to a game played in southern England and colonial Boston in North America called stoolball.  All of these games were played on a field with bases, a ball, and one or more sticks.  The modern game is played especially in New York City on the streets where such fixtures as a fire hydrant or an abandoned car serve as bases."</p>
 
|Text=<p>"Stickball is a game played on a street or other restricted area, with a stick, such as a mop handle or broomstick, and a hard rubber ball. Stickball developed in the late 18<sup>th</sup> century from such English games as old cat, rounders, and town ball.  Stickball also relates to a game played in southern England and colonial Boston in North America called stoolball.  All of these games were played on a field with bases, a ball, and one or more sticks.  The modern game is played especially in New York City on the streets where such fixtures as a fire hydrant or an abandoned car serve as bases."</p>
 
<p><u>Britannica</u> Online search conducted 5/25/2005.  <b>Note:</b> No sources are provided for this unique report of early stickball.  It also seems unusual to define town ball as an English game. <b>Caveat:</b>  We find no reference to the term "rounders" until 1828.  See #1828.1 below.</p>
 
<p><u>Britannica</u> Online search conducted 5/25/2005.  <b>Note:</b> No sources are provided for this unique report of early stickball.  It also seems unusual to define town ball as an English game. <b>Caveat:</b>  We find no reference to the term "rounders" until 1828.  See #1828.1 below.</p>
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"Stickball is a game played on a street or other restricted area, with a stick, such as a mop handle or broomstick, and a hard rubber ball. Stickball developed in the late 18th century from such English games as old cat, rounders, and town ball. Stickball also relates to a game played in southern England and colonial Boston in North America called stoolball. All of these games were played on a field with bases, a ball, and one or more sticks. The modern game is played especially in New York City on the streets where such fixtures as a fire hydrant or an abandoned car serve as bases."

Britannica Online search conducted 5/25/2005. Note: No sources are provided for this unique report of early stickball. It also seems unusual to define town ball as an English game. Caveat: We find no reference to the term "rounders" until 1828. See #1828.1 below.

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