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Source: Games For The Playground, Home, School And Gymnasium
Category: BALL GAMES

_10 to 60 players._

_Gas ball._


{_B_ = Bases. {(B) = Bases.
I. {_C_ = Captain. II. {(C) = Captain.
{_X_ = Guards. {(X) = Guards.

The class is divided into two teams, with a center captain and five
bases on each side. The remaining players of each company serve as
guards, and are placed on the opposite side from their captains and
bases to prevent opponents from catching the ball.

The teacher or umpire tosses the ball alternately to the guards, the
first time to team one, the second time to team two.

The guards, in turn, toss it to their bases, who try to get it to
their captains, the opposite guards opposing by guarding with the arms
and jumping to catch the ball. The game continues until one captain
catches the ball from a _straight throw_ (not a bound) from a base
(not a guard). The side catching the ball scores a point, and the
umpire then tosses the ball to the guards of the opposite team, etc.

The game is played in time limits, the side having the highest score
at the end of ten or fifteen minutes winning the game.

Fouls ar
Holding the ball longer than five seconds.
Snatching the ball.
Knocking the ball out of an opponent's hand.

In case of a foul the ball is given to the opposite team.

Any number may play the game, provided the sides are even.

This schoolroom adaptation of Captain Ball was made by Miss
Mabel L. Pray of Toledo, Ohio, and was submitted in a
competition for schoolroom games conducted by the Girls' Branch
of the Public Schools Athletic League of New York City in 1906.
This game was one that received honorable mention, and is here
published by the kind permission of the author, and of the
Girls' Branch and of Messrs. A. G. Spalding & Brothers, who
publish the handbook in which the game first appeared.

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