Here’s how we played spud. One kid threw a ball up and called out another kid’s name. That kid tried to catch the ball while everyone else skattered. When he caught it he yelled “Spud” and everyone froze. He then tried to hit someone with the ball. There was some kind of point system to win or be out.
Which reminds me, anyone remember the name of the stickball game where you threw the ball up and hit it with a stick and whoever caught it would role it toward the stick (which you placed on the ground) and you’d try to catch the ball as it popped up off the stick?