"Sound" Baseball Played at Ohio School for the Blind
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|Date||Circa 1939 No later than 1939|
|Location||Columbus, OH, United States|
The blind boys call it “sound” baseball, and they play it with a softball that has a bell inside it which tinkles as it rolls along the ground.
Each team is composed of nine blind boys and 2 with partial vision. Those totally blind are fielders and the others catcher and pitcher. The pitcher rolls the ball along the ground to members of his own team when they are at bat. The fielders kneel behind the base lines.
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The batter uses a hockey stick rather than a bat and, although he can be retired on strikes, he cannot be given a base on balls. A baserunner can advance only one base at a time. The pitcher rolls the ball in "pitching" to the batter.
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