Community Longball Game
Date: May 5, June 9, and July 14, 2012
Description: Often compared to a cross between baseball and dodgeball, longball is an ancient game of hitting and running using a leather ball and a long slender wooden bat.
Teams are drawn with equal numbers of players. A pitcher is chosen for each side as well as an impartial referee to keep score. The first team to score 21 points wins.
What complicates and excites such a simple game are the rules. For a full description, visit here.
Native American team sports such as longball emphasize the importance of strength of both body and mind and of leadership and responsibility to others. As the game involves a lot of running, participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and bring food and drinks.
Longball photo © copyright 2012 Kimberly Burkard.
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