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|Description=<p>per Culin. A batting game played with a six-inch, pointed wooden &ldquo;cat.&rdquo; The cat is pitched to a batter standing near a four-foot circle. The batter is out if he hits a caught fly or if the ball falls, unhit, into the circle. If put out, the batter goes to the end of the sequence of fielders, and the pitcher becomes the new batter. A batter can accrue points based on the distance from the circle to the where the hit ball lands. A version described by Newell[39] allows the batter to elevate and hit any cat that is pitched outside the circle.</p>
 
|Description=<p>per Culin. A batting game played with a six-inch, pointed wooden &ldquo;cat.&rdquo; The cat is pitched to a batter standing near a four-foot circle. The batter is out if he hits a caught fly or if the ball falls, unhit, into the circle. If put out, the batter goes to the end of the sequence of fielders, and the pitcher becomes the new batter. A batter can accrue points based on the distance from the circle to the where the hit ball lands. A version described by Newell[39] allows the batter to elevate and hit any cat that is pitched outside the circle.</p>
 
<p><strong>Note:&nbsp;</strong>A Dutch book printed in 1845 also describes "Kat:" &nbsp;See&nbsp;http://protoball.org/1845.29.</p>
 
<p><strong>Note:&nbsp;</strong>A Dutch book printed in 1845 also describes "Kat:" &nbsp;See&nbsp;http://protoball.org/1845.29.</p>
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<p>http://protoball.org/1845.29</p>
 
|Sources=<p><span>Stewart Culin, "Street Games of Boys in&nbsp;</span>Brooklyn,&nbsp;N.Y.<span>,"&nbsp;</span><em>Journal of American Folklore</em><span>&nbsp;4, no. 14&nbsp;</span>(1891)<span>. page 233.</span></p>
 
|Sources=<p><span>Stewart Culin, "Street Games of Boys in&nbsp;</span>Brooklyn,&nbsp;N.Y.<span>,"&nbsp;</span><em>Journal of American Folklore</em><span>&nbsp;4, no. 14&nbsp;</span>(1891)<span>. page 233.</span></p>
 
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per Culin. A batting game played with a six-inch, pointed wooden “cat.” The cat is pitched to a batter standing near a four-foot circle. The batter is out if he hits a caught fly or if the ball falls, unhit, into the circle. If put out, the batter goes to the end of the sequence of fielders, and the pitcher becomes the new batter. A batter can accrue points based on the distance from the circle to the where the hit ball lands. A version described by Newell[39] allows the batter to elevate and hit any cat that is pitched outside the circle.

Note: A Dutch book printed in 1845 also describes "Kat:"  See http://protoball.org/1845.29.

http://protoball.org/1845.29

Sources

Stewart Culin, "Street Games of Boys in Brooklyn, N.Y.," Journal of American Folklore 4, no. 14 (1891). page 233.

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