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Running Bases


Writing about games we played in the schoolyard, like Butt's Up and Handball, I remembered Running Bases.

Running Bases was a game I played often as a kid.  There would be two bases, and someone wearing a baseball glove and manning each base.  Everyone else would then run back and forth between the two bases while the fielders threw the ball ahead to try and tag the runner out.  Yes, Running Bases was exactly what it sounds like.  We'd run bases and try and beat the throw before we got tagged.

It was best to play Running Bases on grass because you could slide.  Every base you reached safely got you a point and when you were out you'd take over as fielder and someone else would run.

Running Bases was simple, but it was a lot of fun.

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