Catch-A-Flyer-Up--Any Brooklynites Out There???

Posted by Bruce Kahl on January 31, 2004

Coming of age in the late fifties in the NYC area of Brooklyn, we played a street game entitled "catch a flyer up".
Riding with some coworkers this week we could not agree on what the game was exactly or how it was played.
We all sorta think it was a variation of stoop ball wherein a Spalding (not one of those cheapo "pinkies" )was thrown against the sharp point of a stoop to score a single, double, triple or HR depending on the distance the ball traveled.