Growing up, what was your favorite backyard/sandlot sport?

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    Growing up, what was your favorite backyard/sandlot sport?

    When you & your friends got together to play a sport in your neighborhood or at someone's house, what was your favorite sport to play?

    Mine was tennis ball. Basically it was baseball with a tennis ball and aluminum bat. I can't imagine how much we played that back in the day.

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    "Pitch up" tackle football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    "Pitch up" tackle football.
    What does "pitch up" mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Parker View Post
    What does "pitch up" mean?
    Basically once you got tackled, you'd toss the ball up in the air and whoever was brave enough to pick it up, would scoop it up and try to score.

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    Actually, it was many sports. It was whatever allowed me to spend time with and compete with my friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Basically once you got tackled, you'd toss the ball up in the air and whoever was brave enough to pick it up, would scoop it up and try to score.
    Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    "Pitch up" tackle football.
    We called that "kill the man with the ball". FUN stuff. Lots of good nose bleeds, haha.

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    Strike out, king of the hill, kill the man with the ball.

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    Whiffle ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    We called that "kill the man with the ball". FUN stuff. Lots of good nose bleeds, haha.
    We called it something else, that looking back, wasn’t so politically correct.

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    We played forms of baseball (wiffle ball, pickle, pepper etc), football, and basketball (usually 21 or as we called it “hustle”).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    We called that "kill the man with the ball". FUN stuff. Lots of good nose bleeds, haha.
    We called it "kill the man with the ball" or usually "smear."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjs4470 View Post
    We called it something else, that looking back, wasn’t so politically correct.
    I know exactly what you mean, we called it the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Run To State View Post
    Strike out, king of the hill, kill the man with the ball.
    King of the Hill was a good one too. We actually had a big yard in the neighborhood that was perfect for it.

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    Many...whiffle ball, strike out, basketball, baseball, tackle football, as well as many other invented games such as kick nerf ball in small backyard that played out much like baseball. In Covington with small back yards and narrow side yards we had to be creative so many versions of baseball were played out with even such things as a ping pong ball and bat.

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