The answer is Wrestling
Sport Thrills Play Ball - 1938 was released on: USA: 27 April 1938
There are a lot of things you can do with a ball like playing catch. If the ball is small enough you could play tennis or if it is dense enough, basketball.
The sport baseball typically uses the phrase 'play ball'. The phrase 'play ball' is widely used in anything from little league baseball to major league baseball.
It is a game similar to racket ball. You play with a ''flat'' ball and a racket.
rugby or squash
The sport of football isn't easy to play first how you play is you get a ball and you kick it in the net of the opposite team
You get to hit people with a ball on purpose.
if it wasn't spherical it would not be a ball