Wiffle Ball

Wiffle ball was invented in 1953 by David Mullaney who wanted a ball, that was really easy to curve, for his 12 year old son. It got its name because they would refer to a strikeout as a whiff.

I loved playing in my backyard with a friend. You can throw all sorts of exaggerated curves. I used to hit with my regular baseball bat, which was good practice for the real thing. The ball, on the left, is one I actually used as a kid (notice the repairs!) The Variety Store, in Alpharetta Georgia, always carried wiffle balls that came in boxes like the one above. From Wikipedia: The Wiffle Ball is about the same size as a regulation baseball, but is hollow, lightweight, of resilient plastic, and no more than 1/8 inch (3 mm) thick. One half is perforated with eight .75-inch (19 mm) oblong holes; the other half is non-perforated.

Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

Leave a Reply