Brooklyn kids catch a new way to have summer fun

Some Brooklyn residents are swinging into action by by creating a stickball league for neighborhood children.

Organizers behind the Daily News youth stickball league say kids learn sportsmanship, hand-eye coordination and self-esteem. Organizers also say the league provides children a chance to stretch their muscles and not their eyes by running around outside rather than playing video games.

Stickball is similar to baseball but the materials used to play are less expensive. Instead of a wooden or metal bat and a Wilson baseball, competitors use a broom stick and a Spalding rubber ball.

The league is free and will be held at the corner of Bay 19th and Bath Avenue July 31 at 11:00 a.m.

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