The rules were simple, you’d stand about 10 – 15 feet in front of the stoop and throw the ball at it.
The ball would return and you had to catch it on one bounce or on a fly to score points.
If you didn’t catch it your turn was over. You’d get 5 points if you caught it on one bounce, 10 points if you caught it on a fly and 100 points if you caught a pointer. Catching pointers was usually how you’d win. pointer (so named because it meant the ball hit the point of the step),