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Right dial (pitches) Strike, Foul, Ball, In Play, Balk, In play (in an opposite spout)

Left Dial (Ball In Play)

HR

1B

2B

3B

Bunt Hit

Bunt Sac

GROUNDER (GIDP if runners on)

GRONDER (Lead runner out)

POP OUT

POP OUT (Sac Fly)

Error (1 Base)

Steal (spin again and all runners take next available base after result)

I'd have to play it out to see how realistic. But really fun to think about...

Great find!

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Lee - my attempt at humor, I couldn't change the color for some reason so I italicized it.

OK, sorry. It's been an uncharacteristically stressful week for me and am probably not going to recognize humor. :classic:

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That is a really wonderful and nostalgic piece. Very nice. If you want to use the dice and incorporate the dials too, you could change the 1-1 dice roll to "Spin left dial" and have 12 less common outcomes like Error, Balk, Wild Pitch, Hit by Pitch, etc. and change the 6-6 dice roll to "Deep Fly, spin right dial" and have the outcomes be HR, HR, HR, HR, Triple, Caught on Warning Track. Something like that. You get the idea. Whatever you do, I'm sure you and your son will have a lot of fun. Good times.

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You could always take a few seasons of average stats (to be as realistic as possible), and gather as many % as possible for different outcomes and then divide them into 360 degrees.

So say you take last years tigers had 5563 AB's and got 1540 hits: 1040 singles, 297 doubles, 34 triples and 169 HR.

72% of the time an out

19% a single

5% a double

1% a triple

3% a homerun

If you just wanted to use those simple categories you could take that % off the 360 degree's so you could spin and land on things. Of course if you wanted a realistic avg you'd want to use the whole league, but you get the just of it. Sure with that way you've got a whole 3/4 degree's for triples to land, but that's pretty real.

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These are really great ideas and I thank you all for your input. Mason and I will have a great summer putting them to use.

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Taken three or four years ago at Safeco.

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Bert - you have inspired me. It is time to introduce the game to my ten year old this weekend (without changing one of the doubles to outs). :ponder:
We both have ten-year olds. Cool.

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Without internet and gaming consoles kids had to be inventive and creative to have thier fun. Thats something kids today could really use.

Thats a really awesome board your Dad made for ya Bert. Reminds me alot of the games I used to play as a boy. Well still play some, Im the bubble hockey champion ;).

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Bert what an awesome piece of family art that is. When I was about 11 I found a game in our basement that dated from the 1940's or so, it was a baseball field (green field in a red wooden frame) about the size of a table hockey game with a pull hook at each end - one for the pitcher to throw, and one to swing the bat. You just put an alley in front of the "pitcher", a wooden peg controlled by one lever, and the other guy swung. If you really nailed one you could actually put it out of the park because there was a bit of arc to the table. There were little wire v-shaped brackets at every defensive position and if you hit it into one of those you were out. If you hit it through them there were little slots along the outfield wall marked single, double, triple or home run. Two friends and I played all summer, and we kept score and individual stats. There were 3 teams - Yankees, Tigers (me) and Orioles. The scores were a bit high but that made it more fun.

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Bert what an awesome piece of family art that is. When I was about 11 I found a game in our basement that dated from the 1940's or so, it was a baseball field (green field in a red wooden frame) about the size of a table hockey game with a pull hook at each end - one for the pitcher to throw, and one to swing the bat. You just put an alley in front of the "pitcher", a wooden peg controlled by one lever, and the other guy swung. If you really nailed one you could actually put it out of the park because there was a bit of arc to the table. There were little wire v-shaped brackets at every defensive position and if you hit it into one of those you were out. If you hit it through them there were little slots along the outfield wall marked single, double, triple or home run. Two friends and I played all summer, and we kept score and individual stats. There were 3 teams - Yankees, Tigers (me) and Orioles. The scores were a bit high but that made it more fun.
Very very cool.

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I LOVE that old board Bert. When I was small (well I was never small), I spent hours on end playing APBA Baseball.

The ideas above may be simpler and cheaper for sure, but for APBA all you needed was a pair of dice, so each spinner

could easily be adapted for digits 1-6. And with your artistry I bet you will have the sweetest pair of spinners around! :classic:

Anyhow just an idea. APBA was one of the highlights of my childhood, out in the boonies of da Yoop.

EDIT: Or you could just use dice, and replace the spinners with little magnetic scoreboards? With the magic of color computer

printing, you could make little decopage numbers, etc. Sky's the limit, dang now I want to make one!

I did make a small board years back, using green felt for the grass. But then I decided it looked too much like Astroturf! :rambo:

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I LOVE that old board Bert. When I was small (well I was never small), I spent hours on end playing APBA Baseball.

The ideas above may be simpler and cheaper for sure, but for APBA all you needed was a pair of dice, so each spinner

could easily be adapted for digits 1-6. And with your artistry I bet you will have the sweetest pair of spinners around! :classic:

Anyhow just an idea. APBA was one of the highlights of my childhood, out in the boonies of da Yoop.

EDIT: Or you could just use dice, and replace the spinners with little magnetic scoreboards? With the magic of color computer

printing, you could make little decopage numbers, etc. Sky's the limit, dang now I want to make one!

I did make a small board years back, using green felt for the grass. But then I decided it looked too much like Astroturf! :rambo:

That's a brilliant idea Yoop--using the spinners as dice. I want to keep the game as it was as much as I can. I think that's certainly what I'll do, as well as take 49er's suggestion and maybe add some cards to add some more variety (instead of using the dial. Thanks for your comment too, Dawgs .

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Thanks! You could make the classic arrow spinners and do 1-6 on each. Or you could get two mini roulette wheels and re-do those?

With APBA you combine the two digits, generating 36 outcomes for each base situation (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1st and 2nd, 1st and third, etc) -

so 8 x 36 outcomes total, I think. APBA even had rainouts, ejections, injuries, and unassisted triple plays, to name a few.

11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36

...

61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66

And you always wanted to roll two sixes, because that was almost always a home run! :classic:

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Very cool Bert! A game my best friend and I played in middle school who still is my best friend to this day played.

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We spent the summers of 7th- 9th grade lives playing this game a hundred times. I think the dice are 6 sided rolling three. One of the best range you could land on was called "Wild Play!" on the pitchers card. like getting picked off because you were playing Tic Tac Toe with the 1B... Stats were pretty realistic and we updated our players stats following each game.

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I bought a set on Ebay while back, can't wait until my son now 4 will be old enough to play it.

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This is my game, that I invented with a simple piece of paper and a little foil ball. This is an updated version I made after seeing Bert's post. My childhood version was not that fancy.

Thanks for the inspiration, Bert !

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I also played with dice and depending on the baserunner the dice determined whether there was a double play, or somebody advnaced an extra base. Fast runners 2-5 would advance 1 and 6 were out. Slow runners 2-5 were out 1-6 advanced. ARA stands for Advance All Runners. I really didn't do stolen bases in my game. It was very primitive.

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Tigeraholic1 and Mark, those are great, cool games. The little guy and I are going to have some fun this summer when there is a little more time and no homework to get in the way.

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Use the dials to keep score and then roll two dice on the field to play the game. Here is a simple dice game I played thousands of times as a youth. You can use pennies as runners. I use to line baseball cards on the side as my line up and use those as runners sometimes also.

1-1 Triple

1-2 Double

1-3 Out

1-4 Walk

1-5 Out

1-6 Strike out

2-2 Single

2-3 Single

2-4 Out

2-5 Double, all runners score

2-6 Out

3-3 Out

3-4 Out

3-5 Single, runner move two bases

3-6 Out

4-4 Double play, trailing runner out (only one out if no runners)

4-5 Out

4-6 Out

5-5 Sacrifice

5-6 Strike out

6-6 Home run

I would do one thing just to make it a bit more fun (although unrealistic because it will happen more than you'd think). Change one of the outs to "Get as many outs as possible." This way, you'll have the occasional triple play. It will happen more than it ever should, but it's not like it's going to happen every game. There'd have to be two runners on and no out for it to even occur.

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I would do one thing just to make it a bit more fun (although unrealistic because it will happen more than you'd think). Change one of the outs to "Get as many outs as possible." This way, you'll have the occasional triple play. It will happen more than it ever should, but it's not like it's going to happen every game. There'd have to be two runners on and no out for it to even occur.

I like it!

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