May kids around the country spent their summer days swinging a thin yellow bat while trying to hit a white plastic ball with holes in it. That game they were playing is called wiffle ball.
Wiffle Ball is one of those classic games that is still popular today ( well not as popular we really don't think kids play outside anymore). The Wiffle Ball was invented by David N. Mullany from Fairfield, Connecticut in 1953 when he designed a ball that curved easily for his 12-year-old son. It was named when his son and his friends would refer to a strikeoutas a "whiff".
Box art of a wiffle ball
The ball was designed to curve or slide deepening on how you hold the ball during the throw, This White plastic ball would be the same size as a regulation size baseball and would weigh nearly nothing do to it being wholly and filled with holes
The trademark Yellow bats where are made of a hard plastic that was hollow so the bat would not be to heavy to swing.
Despite being a game played by many for years In April 2011, the government of the State of New York proclaimed that wiffle ball, as well as kickball, freeze tag and dodgeball were "unsafe" and a "significant risk of injury" for children, and declared that any summer camp program that included two or more of such activities would be subject to government regulation. After many people told the state how crazy this sounded they changed their minds and allowed Wiffle ball to played again at camps.
Wiffle Ball started out as a idea for a father to help his son throw a curve ball then turned into a game so popular it now played all over world... I think it is time for us at wonder weird to think of a game like this....