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Board game:Home Team Baseball Game

Selchow & Righter Co.

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

Baseball simulation board games appeared soon after baseball itself became a popular sport in the United States. There are hundreds of examples, with varying degrees of success at emulating the game's play. Selchow & Righter of New York published an amazing variant in 1918, designed and copyrighted by a man, Ben Dickenson. This version makes use of three clever spinners to determine the outcome of every play. One for fielders, one for batters, and one "umpire" spinner, which determines whether a player is safe or out, and which "decides all arguments" just like a real umpire. The board also has a miniature playing field for players to mark their progress. The game is both simple and clever, and emulates the sport better than many other versions.

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  • Title: Board game:Home Team Baseball Game
  • Creator: Selchow & Righter Co.
  • Subject Keywords: baseball
  • Type: Board Games
  • Medium: printed cardstock, cardboard, paper
  • Designer: Ben Dickenson

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