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Hi Mark.
Being British I have no idea about baseball. I like the idea of your game but don't understand the cards. Here is what I think one has to do

Base hit single-move to 1st base
double-move to 2nd base
triple-move to 3rd base
Homerun- batter and all players on bases run home
Fastball -batter out
Curveball-batter out

These are the ones I don't understand:

Grouder- double play
Error-one base
Steal-one base.


Wed May 20, 2009 9:27 pm
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Malikariverbaby wrote:
Base hit single-move to 1st base
double-move to 2nd base
triple-move to 3rd base
Homerun- batter and all players on bases run home.

Right!

Malikariverbaby wrote:
Fastball -batter out
Curveball-batter out

These are the ones I don't understand:

Grouder- double play
Error-one base
Steal-one base.

Not so right :)

Fastball - is a strike card and if the batter gets 3 strikes they are out
Curveball - is a strike card and if the batter gets 3 strikes they are out

So, for both of these, the batter will have another go, but the pitcher changes (if you are playing with large groups.)



Grouder- double play
- this card means two players are out. You can choose to make this card two outs autommatically, or only make it 2 outs if there is a runner on one of the bases. If not, just one out. That's up to you, the teacher, but technically, a double play means the defense got 2 outs.

Error-one base
- This means the defense made an error and the batter (plus all other base runners) can move one base. So, the batter would move to first base.


Steal-one base
- this means all of the runners, or people on base, would advance one base, but the batter remains the batter. The pitcher would change. If no runner were on base then nothing happens.

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I an going to have to read this again in the morning! Its too much to take in at 11.00pm :?


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On the board I see 'ball', 'strike' and 'out'. What is 'ball'? And what is R H E?
Three strikes means the batter is out, right? And if the batting team has three 'outs', the other team starts batting. Correct? Sorry if I'm asking dumb questions, but I know very little about this game.


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Bart wrote:
On the board I see 'ball', 'strike' and 'out'. What is 'ball'?


a ball is a pitch that either wasn't a natural strike (not in the strike zone) or the batter didn't swing. For example the pitch is really high or too far outside, low, etc.

If the batter gets 4 balls, then the batter automatically advances to first. This makes sure pitchers have to throw pitches a batter can actually hit. They have to throw them in the strike zone.

The strike zone is the space over home plate, between the batter's knees and chest.


Bart wrote:
And what is R H E?

R= total runs
H= hits
E= errors

I made the board like that to look like a real scoreboard. You can just ignore that if you want.


Bart wrote:
Three strikes means the batter is out, right? And if the batting team has three 'outs', the other team starts batting. Correct? Sorry if I'm asking dumb questions, but I know very little about this game.

You are right. And no dumb questions :)

If you have any more questions about the game, please let me know.

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Thanks, Mark.


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