Water Baseball

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Game Water Baseball
Game Family Baseball Baseball
Regions US
Eras 1800s, Post-1900
Invented No
Description

The earliest known game of water baseball was played in 1879 on the [Hudson?] River.  Pitcher, catcher, and btter stood in waist-deep water and other players in deeper water. 

A variety devised in the 1930s involved teams of six, baselines of 45 yards, balls put in play by throws from a diving board, and runner-swimmers vulnerable to being put out by plugging with the [rubber] ball.

Sources

Peter Morris, A Game of Inches (Ivan Dee, 2010 sisngle-volume edition), page 502.



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