Originally Posted by XplodingScorbord
We called that "Line Ball". Pitcher and batter only. Strike zone on the wall, fenced in school playground. Ground balls not fielded were singles. On the fly past a playground line was a double, off the fence a triple, over the fence a HR. Outs were recorded by strikeouts, fielded grounders, and flyouts. Hours and hours and hours of fun.
Yea, that's the same game. Interesting that it had different names. I guess kids from different neighborhoods had their own name but the basic rules were the same.
My theory is that this game evolved in neighborhoods without access to diamonds, parks, and big, open spaces. Was this true in your case?