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Game Fuzz-Ball
Game Family Fungo Fungo
Regions US
Eras Derivative, Post-1900
Invented No

Fuzz-Ball evidently takes many local variant forms, but all employ a tennis ball (often with its surface fuzz burned off and a slim bat. The number of strikes per out and outs per inning, among other parameters, vary from place to place.  It is placed in the "fungo" category here, but in some areas real baserunning is seen, making it close to baseball.  Teams are often small.

In St. Louis, some players use the term Corkball for Fuzz-ball.






A nice introduction to local Fuzz-Ball variants is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzULVIftxuQ. 

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