Five Hundred

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Game Five Hundred
Game Family Fungo Fungo
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Fielders catch fungo hits, with a caught fly worth 100 points, a one-bouncer 75 points, etc. A player who accrues 500 points becomes the hitter. In some versions, muffed catches deduct points, and the Hit-the-Bat option for returned throws is employed. Land’s review of schoolyard games includes two references to 500. It is also evidently called Twenty-One in some localities.

Sources

G. Land, Growing Up with Baseball (UNebraska, 2004), pages 61 and 174.



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