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Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Sat Mar 17 02:27:23 UTC 2012

>> We played kickball at Chevy Chase elementary in Toonerville
>> (Atwater district, Los Angeles) in the late 1940s -- rules similar
>> to softball, as modified by circumstances,
> In all the versions of kickball I remember playing (early-mid 1950s,
> NYC), you can retire a runner by hitting them with the ball (between
> bases).  Such throws are frowned upon in softball.


When you played pickup games of kickball, soft/baseball, and other games with base runner, and you didn't have enough people, did you use "ghost runners"?

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