That’s pretty much the way we played stickball. Because there were cars parked in the street the court was narrow, consequently we had two infielders in tandum and the rest played beyond second. Bouncing the ball to hit was ok but the street was cobble stone in the early fifties and the ball may not bounce straight so most guys hit it on the fly. If you caught the ball out of a tree it was an out. Great fun thinking you had it as you watched it make its way down only to loose it at the last second.
Original author: Peter