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Welsh Baseball
Description <p> </p> <p>Author Marti <p> </p> <p>Author Martin Johns describes Welsh baseball as having evolved from rounders, and having been re-named baseball in 1892. It has been largely confined to Cardiff and Newport, and further to the working-class sections of those towns. Sixty neighborhood clubs were playing in 1921, and five Cardiff schools formed a baseball league in 1922.</p> <p>In 2015, the Welsh Baseball website at http://www.welshbaseball.co.uk/ lists eight clubs in a Premier League, several of them evidently providing summer sport for local soccer clubs. </p> <p>This game uses a smaller ball than is found in US baseball, and features a flattened bat, underhand pitching, eleven-player teams, no foul ground, an all-out-side-out rule, and two-inning games.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em>Note:</em></span> in 1927, the rules for Welch baseball and Liverpool baseball were evidently combined.  See "British Baseball" at http://protoball.org/British_Baseball and at http://protoball.org/British_Baseball_(Welsh_Baseball). </p> tish_Baseball_(Welsh_Baseball). </p>
Game Eras Derivative  +
Game Family Baseball  +
Game Regions Britain  +
Has Supplemental Text false  +
Invented Game false  +
Location Wales, UK  +
Sources <p><span>For a history of Wels <p><span>For a history of Welsh baseball, see http://www.welshbaseball.co.uk/history/history/journal/. Included is Martin Johnes, "'Poor man's Cricket': Baseball, Class and Community in South Wales, c.1880 - 1950." <span style="text-decoration: underline;">International Journal of the History of Sport</span>' volume 17, number 4 (December 2000). </span></p> <p>George Vecsey, "Playing Baseball in Wales," <em>New York</em><em> Times</em>, August 11 1986.</p> <p><span>Kevin O'Brien - www.welshbaseball.co.uk</span></p> welshbaseball.co.uk</span></p>
Term Welsh Baseball  +
Categories Games  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 13 December 2018 15:32:45  +
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