A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 25, 2004
Stick Ball
The New York City game. Here's "stick ball" and "stickball."



3 September 1922, New York Times, pg. E1:
Games of tag, prisoner's base, relay racing, leapfrog races, association and soccer football, basketball, catch and pull, tug of war, apparatus work, handball, stick ball, whip tag, hand wrestling, snow bombardment, snow dodgeball, hopping relay races, potato races, endurance tests, field hockey and other games will be carried on daily.


6 July 1932, New York Times, pg. 42:
The activities provided will include tournaments in volley ball, paddle tennis, shuffleboard, boxball, stickball and punchball.






Posted by Barry Popik
Sports/Games • (0) Comments • Sunday, July 25, 2004 • Permalink


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