A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from September 09, 2019
Hindoo or Hindu (a do-over)

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Wikipedia: Chinese handball
Chinese handball (known in its 3-or-more-player forms as Ace-King-Queen, King(s), Down the River or Slugs), is a form of American handball popular on the streets of New York City, Philadelphia, and Bridgewater, New Jersey during the 1950s, ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s and is still played today, mostly in New York City, Philadelphia, and San Diego.
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Hindu: A call that could be made on an opponent’s shot which was thought to have hit a pebble, the joint on a brick wall, or some other object, which caused the ball to make an erratic bounce and made it unplayable. If there was an erratic bounce it would normally result in a do over."Hindu" name dispute.

Newspapers.com
26 April 1967, Daily News (New York, NY), “When You and I Were Young, Kiddo!” by Bill Gallo, pg. 38, col. 2:
HINDU:—When a ball hit something that wasn’t supposed to be on the field, you claimed and the play was a “do-over.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Monday, September 09, 2019 • Permalink