Porschek

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Game Porschek
Game Family Fungo Fungo
Location Slavic Areas
Eras 1800s
Invented No
Description

Porschek resembles trapball, but uses a four-inch wooden cat in place of a ball. A batter lofts the stick, and then hits it into the field of play. The fielding side can attain the batting side by catching the hit projectile or by picking up an uncaught ball and throwing it to hit the bat, which is dropped by the batter.

Batters are not described as runners.  We are unsure when this game was played, and if it persists today.

Sources

Franz Magnus Bohme, Deutches Kinderlied und Kinderspiel (Leipzig, 1897), page 612, as cited by Erwin Mehl, Baseball in the Stone Age, Western Folklore, volume7, number 2, April 1948 page 147.



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