See also:rung of a
See also:ladder, of a rounded
See also:bar connecting the legs of a
See also:chair, of the circuit of the
See also:watch under an officer which patrols the sentries in a fortress, fortified
See also:camp or other military station, and hence of the
See also:beat or customary course of a policeman, a postman, or a tradesman, and of the full course at such a
See also:game as
See also:golf . Similarly there were old dances called " rounds," in which the dancers stood in a circle or
See also:ring . They were popular in the 16th and 17th centuries . Later the name was also applied to
See also:country dances where the dancers stood in two lines . For the "
See also:round " in
See also:music see
See also:CANON . A complaint or remonstrance signed by a number of persons is commonly known as a " round
See also:robin "; properly such a document should have the signatures arranged in a circle, the idea being that thus the
See also:order in which the complainants signed should be unknown . In the 16th century " round robin " was a name of mockery given to the Eucharist . r ROUNDERS, an
See also:ball game, probably dating from the 18th century, but not attaining to any popularity before 1800 . It was the immediate ancestor of Baseball (q.v.) . Up to the
See also:year 1889 no
See also:code of rules existed, but the game was played on the
See also:green, the
See also:field being marked out in a
See also:regular pentagon by five bases about 15 or 20 yds. apart, called respectively home-
See also:base (at which the striker stood), 1st base, and base, 3rd base, and 4th base . The feeder, or bowler, stood in the
See also:middle of the pentagon and tossed the ball, which was softer than a cricket ball, to the striker, who with a round
See also:club, often a cricket stump, endeavoured to
See also:hit it as far out of the reach of the fielders as possible, a run being scored when the striker made the circuit of the bases without being put out .
Almost any number of players could
See also:form a side, and the batsman would be retired when a batted ball was caught on the fly or first bounce, or when he was struck by having the ball thrown at him while
See also:running between bases . Rounders in its
See also:primitive form was more of a romp than a regular game, but it experienced a revival in Scotland and the
See also:north of England about the year 1889, when two governing bodies were formed, the
See also:National Rounders Association of Liverpool and Vicinity and the Scottish Rounders Association . These, with the later
See also:Gloucester Rounders Association, drew up the rules now recognized . A hard ball similar to that used in baseball was adopted, and the
See also:rule by which a runner could be put out by hitting him with a thrown ball abandoned .. The
See also:bat must not exceed 32 in. in diameter nor 35 in. in length . The game is similar to baseball, but there are several important differences, the most
See also:radical being that the ball may be hit in any direction, as at cricket . The
See also:original pentagon has been discarded in favour of an elongated
See also:diamond, the home-base being at one end and 1st, and and 3rd bases at the other points, while the 4th base is situated on the
See also:line of 3rd base towards home and 17 yds. from the former, the sides of the diamond being 22 yds. in length . The bowler stands in a space marked off in the centre of the diamond and tosses the ball to the batsman, who must hit at every "
See also:good " ball, i.e. one that is straight over the home-base and between
See also:head and
See also:knee . Two
See also:bad balls score one for the batsman . If the latter hits the ball he must run to 1st base and then 2nd, and so on round to home again, resting at any base; but he may be put out if the batted ball be caught on the fly or first bounce or the backstop (wicket-keeper in cricket) catch a ball struck at but not hit, or the batsman be touched with a ball while running between bases . Ten players constitute a side and three innings a piece are played, every player batting once in each innings . Each base made
See also:counts one .
The backstop is placed directly behind the batsman, and behind the backstop are placed 1stcover (right), longstop (middle), and 4th cover (
See also:left) . The 1st, and and 3rd basemen are stationed at the bases, while behind them in the field are placed the and cover (right), centre cover and 3rd cover (left) . The bases are designated by
See also:light wooden posts . An
See also:umpire presides over the game . A variation of rounders is Fieldball, invented in 1888, a combination of rounders and cricket, a wicket being placed in front of the backstop, and the four bases arranged in a circle 25 yds. distant from each other . The bat and ball are similar to those used in baseball . Another variation is called Baseball Rounders, which was invented in 1889 and is practically the same as baseball .
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