Fun Baseball Activities
Backyard Ball Field
The Game of 500
"1st Base" (3-5
"2 Bases" (6-8
The Game of "TWO BASES"
This is a game that 6 to 10 people can play. You split up
into 2 teams of from 3 to 5 on each team. There is a batting
team and a fielding team. On the fielding team, one person
pitches, one plays first base, one plays second (or outfield if only 3
are on the team), and the remaining fielding players play outfield.
The hitting team goes up to bat the same way a hitting team would in a
regular baseball field. The field consists of 2 bases as shown
Note that in this field the two bases define a narrower fair zone.
Placement of bases is arbitrary. First and second bases can be
moved closer or farther to accommodate age and skill level of the
- The pitcher pitches balls and the
batter tries to make hits. In this game you count balls and strikes
like a regular game. If 4 balls are thrown, the batter gets a
- A catcher is not used but rather a
pitchback net or backstop. If needed the pitcher is to play
the catcher position to make a play at home plate.
- There is no stealing of bases.
- All other rules are the same as a
regular baseball game.
- The batter should wear a helmet.
- An extra player, older player, or
adult may serve as "all time pitcher".
- A catcher may be used but protective
gear must be used. I have seen many catchers and umpires get
hit in the face mask by foul tipped pitches!
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