Howland Rounders

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Game Howland Rounders
Game Family Baseball Baseball
Location Ohio
Regions US
Eras Contemporary, Derivative
Invented yes
Description

Confected in 2009 at an unidentified school in Howland, Ohio, this game (“usually played from May to September”) melds baseball and rounders. Teams of six players populate an area with an infield in the form of an isosceles triangle [two sides are 83 feet long, and the base is 62 feet long, with home set at the angle at the right side of the base, and foul lines extending from home through the two running posts]. The counterparts to balls and strikes are influenced by whether a pitch lands in a net to the rear of the home square. Apparently, a batter cannot stay at a base, but must try to complete a round before the fielders can return the ball to the net.  A local league is reported to play the game.

Sources

http://howlandrounders.com. Unique among sports organizations, perhaps the Board for this game features a chair and two CEOs.



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