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Garden Baseball Set
This American game of garden Baseball is a real favourite and is something for all the family to take part in and enjoy. So if you are looking for a fun game that's just so exciting and that involves friends and the whole family, then look no further than this brilliant garden baseball set. It will give many hours of fun, excitement and entertainment.
The 6 rubber bases which are included are used to mark out the 3 bases, the home plate, the pitchers plate, and finally to mark where the next batters should queue up.
All the parts supplied are conveniently packed and stored in a Nylon carrying bag (along with handles) making this easy to transport so that you may play literally anywhere including the garden, park or even on the beach. Just put in the car for hours of fun.
| Have fun enjoying those long summer days and evenings playing some great outdoors games with all the family and friends. From the younger member of the family to the older family member, everyone can have fun playing baseball with this inexpensive garden baseball set.|
Garden Baseball Set Includes:* 1x 32" Mango wood Baseball Bat with grip
* 1x 28" Mango wood Baseball Bat with grip
* 2 Leather Baseballs
* 6 White rubber mats
* Lightweight enough to carry around
* Packed in a Nylon Carrying Bag with carrying handles
Fun to play our garden baseball set is just part of our large range of Garden Games and Giant Garden Games that will give many hours of fun for all the family, so why not take a look and see what else you might like playing.
The Rules of Playing Baseball
Need to know the Rules for Playing Baseball?
The History of Baseball:
The earliest known mention of baseball in the United States was a 1791 Pittsfield, Massachusetts, ordinance banning the playing of the game within 80 yards (73m) of the town meeting house. In 1903, the British sportswriter Henry Chadwick published an article speculating that baseball derived from a British game called rounders, which Chadwick had played as a boy in England. But baseball executive Albert Spalding disagreed. Baseball, said Spalding, was fundamentally an American sport and began on American soil. To settle the matter, the two men appointed a commission, headed by Abraham Mills, the fourth president of the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs. The commission, which also included six other sports executives, labored for three years, after which it declared that Abner Doubleday invented the national pastime. This would have been a surprise to Doubleday. The late Civil War hero "never knew that he had invented baseball. <Actinic:Variable Name = 'But'/> 15 years [after his death], he was anointed as the father of the game," writes baseball historian John Thorn. The myth about Doubleday inventing the game of baseball actually came from a Colorado mining engineer. Another early reference reports that "base ball" was regularly played on Saturdays in 1823 on the outskirts of New York City in an area that today is Greenwich Village.
In 1828, an article published in a Hagerstown, Maryland, newspaper briefly describes a young girl who's drawn away from her daily chores to play a familiar game with her friends. In "A Village Sketch," author Miss Mitford wrote: "Then comes a sun-burnt gipsy of six, beginning to grow tall and thin and to find the cares of the world gathering about her; with a pitcher in one hand, a mop in the other, an old straw bonnet of ambiguous shape, half hiding her tangled hair; a tattered stuff petticoat once green, hanging below an equally tattered cotton frock, once purple; her longing eyes fixed on a game of baseball at the corner of the green till she reaches the cottage door, flings down the mop and pitcher and darts off to her companions quite regardless of the storm of scolding with which the mother follows her runaway steps.
The first team to play baseball under modern rules were the New York Knickerbockers. The club was founded on September 23, 1845, as a social club for the upper middle classes of New York City, and was strictly amateur until it disbanded. The club members, including Alexander Cartwright, formulated the "Knickerbocker Rules", which in large part dealt with organizational matters but which also laid out rules for playing the game. One of the significant rules prohibited "soaking" or "plugging" the runner; under older rules, a fielder could put a runner out by hitting the runner with the thrown ball, similar to the common schoolyard game of kickball. The Knickerbocker Rules required fielders to tag or force the runner, as is done today, and avoided a lot of the arguments and fistfights that resulted from the earlier practice.
Writing the rules didn't help the Knickerbockers in the first known competitive game between two clubs under the new rules, played at Elysian Fields in Hoboken, New Jersey on June 19, 1846. The self-styled "New York Nine" humbled the Knickerbockers by a score of 23 to 1. Nevertheless, the Knickerbocker Rules were rapidly adopted by teams in the New York area and their version of baseball became known as the "New York Game" (as opposed to the "Massachusetts Game", played by clubs in the Boston area).
As late as 1855, the New York press was still devoting more space to coverage of cricket than to baseball.
In 1857, sixteen New York area clubs, including the Knickerbockers, formed the National Association of Base Ball Players (NABBP). The NABBP was the first organization to govern the sport and to establish a championship. Aided by the Civil War, membership grew to almost 100 clubs by 1865 and to over 400 by 1867, including clubs from as far away as California. During the Civil war, soldiers from different parts of the United States played baseball together, leading to a more unified national version of the sport. Beginning in 1869, the NABBP permitted professional play, addressing a growing practice that had not been permitted under its rules to that point. The first and most prominent professional clubs of the NABBP era were the Cincinnati Red Stockings in Ohio, which lasted only two years. Businessman Iver Whitney Adams then courted manager Harry Wright and founded the "Boston Red Stockings" and the Boston Base Ball Club January 20, 1871.
Delivery of this product to UK Mainland England, Wales and most of Scotland (see below) is normally on a next working day service - subject to Carriers - (if ordered before 13.00) and is included in our price.
Additional carriage charges apply to delivery areas outside of these areas and can be found below along with the expected delivery service. Delivery to these other areas is normally between 2 - 5 working days but please allow up to 7 working days.
All Deliveries are made between Monday - Friday - 08:00 - 18:00
Next Working Day (Normal) service up to 20 kgs: Included in Price
Mainland England and Wales: All Postcodes
Scotland: EH, G, FK, DG, KY, ML, TD, KA,
2 - 5 day (Standard) service up to 20 kgs: £19.99
Scottish Highlands and Islands: AB, DD, HS, IV, KW, PA, PH and ZE
Northern Ireland: All BT Postcodes
Southern Ireland: Rep of Eire
Isle of Wight: PO30 - PO41 (IOW Only)
Scilly Isles: TR21 - TR25
Isle of Man: IM
Channel Islands: JE, GY