Brannboll (Brennball)

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Game Brannboll (Brennball)
Game Family Baseball Baseball
Location Sweden
Regions Europe, US
Eras Post-1900, Derivative
Description

A Swedish game, also played in Germany and Denmark. A batting and running game with four bases, this game involved fungo-style hitting to start a play. As in some forms of longball, a base can be occupied by more than one runner. A caught fly ball gives a point to the out team, but the runner is not thereby retired. Innings are timed. A home run is six points. A 90-degree fair territory is employed. This game may relate to Swedeball, a game reportedly played in the US upper midwest. It has been reported that that Brannboll is played in Minnesota, but no such references are known.

Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brannboll.  See also http://www.brennball.de/english/davidcurle.htm.  [Accessed 10/09/09.]



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