Kickball Day is held on April 17. This event in the second decade of the month April is annual. Help us
Kickball is a fun for all ages variation on the game of baseball. In fact, it was originally named “Kick Baseball” and was invented as early as 1917 by Nicholas C Seuss, Supervisor of Cincinnati Park Playgrounds of Cincinnati, Ohio. Around 1920–1921, “kick ball” was used by physical education teachers in public schools to teach young boys and girls the basics of baseball.
Opposing teams face off on a diamond-shaped playing field with three bases plus a home plate. The fielding team’s pitcher throws an inflated rubber ball to the kicking team’s players, who try to kick the ball then advance around the bases. A fielder can get a runner out by reaching a base first with the ball in hand, or by throwing the ball directly at the runner and hitting him with it. The runner may not catch or touch the ball. Just as in baseball, a pitch may be a strike or a ball; a kick may be fair or foul; three strikes make an out; and three outs mean the kicking team must take to the field on defense.
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