We only had 4 or 5 kids at any one time in my neighborhood. We made up our own game using a batter, pitcher, 1st base and 1 or 2 fielders. Unless one of had a lawn to mow, we started about 8:30 in the morning, took short breaks to eat, and played until dark. Players changed all day as chores and errands took priority. The paperboy would stop and play for a while after his afternoon collections as did some of the dads (usually pitched) when they got home after work. Gosh, we had fun. Sometimes, after supper, with our parents permission we went to the one park in town with a lighted court and played basketball until the 10:00 town curfew. Yeah, we were hicks--we had dinner at noon and supper in the evening.
"Individual commitment to a group effort--that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."