Getting A Kick Out Of A Childhood Sport

Craig Hanson is up. The red ball rolls across the dirt. Hanson, 31, a financial adviser in Minneapolis, Minn., runs forward, kicking the ball into the outfield where an adept fielder snags it. But the throw is too late to prevent base runner Anthony Aderhold, 26, an engineer, from crossing home plate and lifting his team, the Ball Whackers, to victory. Yes, the recess game of everyone's childhood is piquing the interest of adults. The World Adult Kickball Association has more than 300 teams in 10 cities catering to more than 10,000 players. And the Midwest Unconventional Sports Association has 230...

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