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Sky-Ball
Description <p>A game banned, along with cat-ball, in Norwich CT in 1832. A 1890 source describes Sky-Ball as a fungo game in which a player who can catch the hit ball qualifies to hit the next fungo.</p>
Game Eras 1800s  + , Post-1900  + , Predecessor  +
Game Family Fungo  +
Game Regions US  +
Location CT  +
Sources <p><em>Norwich Courier</em& <p><em>Norwich Courier</em><span>, Volume 11, issue 8 </span>(May 16, 1832)<span>, page 1.</span></p> <p><span><span>H. Philpott, “A Little Boys’ Game with a Ball,” </span><em>The Popular Science Monthly</em><span>, Volume 37, Number 5 (September 1890) page 654.</span></span></p> <p>Writing in volume 5, no. 4 (April 2012) of ''Originals,'' Tom Altherr notes that a 1900 source on schoolyard games noted "The game of Flip Up or Sky-Ball is still played by smaller children, and sometimes by large ones (especially girls). It is often played by as many as a dozen players and is here known as "Tip-Up," or "Tippy-Up." The 1900 source is D. C. Gibson, "Play Ball," ''Mind and Body: A Monthly Journal'',Volume 7, no 73 (March 1900), page 7. No rules for this game is given.</p> No rules for this game is given.</p>
Term Sky-Ball  +
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Categories Games  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 13 December 2018 15:32:32  +
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