A childhood sans backyard Wiffle Ball action just isn't proper. The Wiffle Ball makes the classic plastic Wiffle ball and bat. Founded in the 1950s by David N. Mullany (who got the idea from watching his son and a friend play a game using a perforated plastic golf ball and a broomstick handle), the company is still run by grandsons David J. and Stephen A. Mullany. Other Wiffle Ball products include Wiffle softballs, golf balls, the Saucers and Scalers (flying discs and rings), and Wiffle "stuff" (caps and other promotional merchandise). Items are sold through distributors nationwide.