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|Description=<p>Gregory Christiano describes this as a non-running game in which a player threw a spaldeen against a curb so that it lofted into the field of play. A caught fly was and out, and otherwise the number of bounces determined base advancement, wilth four bounces counting as a home run.</p>
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|Description=<p>Gregory Christiano describes curb ballas a game he played in the Bronx in the mid-1950s:</p>
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<p>CURB BALL: Hit the 'spaldeen' against the sharp edge of the curb causing it to fly up as high as possible. The fielder must catch it on the fly to get an out...otherwise the number of bounces determines if it was a single, double, triple. Four bounces is a homer. There were no actual bases to run. The players would take turns when the inning was over. A regular nine-inning game was played.</p>
 
|Sources=<p><a href="http://www.myrecollection.com/christianog/games.html">http://www.myrecollection.com/christianog/games.html</a></p>
 
|Sources=<p><a href="http://www.myrecollection.com/christianog/games.html">http://www.myrecollection.com/christianog/games.html</a></p>
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Description

Gregory Christiano describes curb ballas a game he played in the Bronx in the mid-1950s:

CURB BALL: Hit the 'spaldeen' against the sharp edge of the curb causing it to fly up as high as possible. The fielder must catch it on the fly to get an out...otherwise the number of bounces determines if it was a single, double, triple. Four bounces is a homer. There were no actual bases to run. The players would take turns when the inning was over. A regular nine-inning game was played.

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