Line Ball

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Description

Apparently a form of Stickball played in Chicago area streets as early as the 1940s that uses 16-inch circumference softballs (the standard softball is about 12 inches), a slow-pitch delivery, small teams, and an unspecified bat. The type of hit achieved depended on where the ball fell among lines marked on the street (implying that baserunning was not part of this game.

Sources

F. G. Cassidy et al., Dictionary of American Regional English (Harvard University Press, 1996), page 365.

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