An urban game that is similar to baseball or cricket that was popular among African Americans in Virginia's (Jackson Ward/Gilpin Court)area during the 60's and 70's. It is considered a baseball/stickball game played on the streets or in vacant lots. The game consisted of a pitcher, hitter and a back catcher and a lot of outfielders(as many as you can handle).Under hand pitching was allowed. After a succesful hit, the outfielder must retrieve the ball and advance toward the hitter at home plate. As soon as the bat touches the ground, the outfielder had to throw or roll the ball towards the bat. The ball must make contact with the bat/stick. If the ball is caught by the outfielder with out touching the ground then it is automatically your choice of hitting, pitching or back catching. The pitcher and the backcatcher often rotate if the pitcher strikes out the bat.
I was playing roly poly all day yesterday.
av Keith Winston 7 juni 2007