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Rounders - Britain
Comment <p>A relatively complete description of "roundstakes", or "rounders,"  as played in Eastern Massachusetts in about 1870, is found at [[roundstakes]].  The account is shown below in "Supplemental Text."</p>
Description <p>Rounders was first described in t <p>Rounders was first described in the late 1820s.  Current researchers believe that the game was similar to English base ball, which had been described almost 80 years earlier, but it is clearer that rounders employed a bat than that English ball did.</p> <p>Rounders in the 19th Century generally resembled the game that Mass game; it used overhand throwing, plugging, etc. </p> <p>In describing rounders in 1898, Gomme notes a one-out-side-out rule applied for caught (fly?) balls.  Batters who missed three pitches were compelled to run on the third swing as if they had struck the ball.</p> <p>Rounders is now played in British schools, often by young women.</p> h schools, often by young women.</p>
Game Eras Predecessor  + , 1800s  + , Post-1900  + , Contemporary  +
Game Family Baseball  +
Game Regions Britain  +
Has Supplemental Text true  +
Invented Game false  +
Sources <p>The earliest reference to English <p>The earliest reference to English rounders is in <span style="font-size: 10pt;">Clarke, W., <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Boy’s Own Book</span> (London, Vizetelly Branston, 1828, second edition.</span></p> <p> </p> <p>Alice Bertha Gomme, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland</span> (New York; Dover, 1964 – reprinted from two volumes printed in 1894 and 1898), pages 145-146.</p> <p>See also [[Feeder_and_Rounders,_1841]], contributed by Bill Hicklin.</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"> </span></p> t-size: 10pt;"> </span></p>
Term Rounders - Britain  +
Categories Games  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 27 February 2018 19:19:37  +
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