a form of baseball played in the streets, on playgrounds, etc., in which a rubber ball and a broomstick or the like are used in place of a baseball and bat.

1815–25, Americanism; (broom)stick + ball1

stickballer, noun Unabridged
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game played on a street or other restricted area, with a stick, such as a mop handle or broomstick, and a hard rubber ball. Stickball developed in the late 18th century from such English games as old cat, rounders, and town ball. Stickball also relates to a game played in southern England and colonial Boston in North America called stoolball. All of these games were played on a field with bases, a ball, and one or more sticks.

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He played stickball and freeze tag on safe, tree-lined streets.
It wasn't stickball or kick-the-can-acceptable losses, though nostalgia ran
When he finally does get to play stickball with the others, he does so badly
  that he thinks they'll never let him play again.
He is often asked by members of the community to help them understand myths,
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