Over-the-Line

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Game Over-the-Line
Game Family Baseball Baseball
Eras Derivative, Post-1900, Contemporary
Invented No
Description

This game[141] is described as a reduced form of softball with no running (ghost runners determine when runs score) and soft tossing by a team-mate as pitching. Fair ground is defines by an acute angle much smaller than 90 degrees, and a line is drawn about 20 yards from home. Three or four players make up a team. Balls hit past the line and not caught on the fly are counted as singles, unless they pass the deepest fielder. A bobbled grounder is counted as Reached on Error. The game is played as a beach game in the San Diego area[142].  Pitches are gentle lobs. Peter Morris writes that this game is an offshoot of softball.

Sources

http://www.baseballfit.com/otl.htm

http://www.ehow.com/how_2251292_play-over-line.html

Peter Morris, A Game of Inches (Ivan Dee, 2010 single-volume edition), page 499.



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