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alley-Over

Played by children where two teams stand on opposite sides of a house. One team pitches the ball over the roof to the other side of the house shouting "alley over"; The other team catches the ball and yells "catch".

The team with the ball then has the option of returning the ball or doing a "chase" i.e. running around the house and tagging one of the opposite side with the ball putting that person out. At the end of the chase the teams exchange sides of the house and all play until a single person is left on the one team.

Source: circa. 1800's - onwards USA (S)