US 1668818 A
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May 8, 1928. 1 6 1 v S. NEALE, JR., ET AL DICE GAME Filed Sept. 50. 1927 2 SH 1- H'R' WALK 1 OUT DLIT DLIT FD 1 1 OUT 3' WALK SH 2 HR 7 (9 /0 7/ /2 21 5 ATTORNEYS -l?atented May 8, 1928.
entree stares Ltttfitt FATENT @FFEQE.
samnnr. NEALE, in, or new YORK, nn JOSEPH e. WESTEMEYER, an, on marine vnnnon, NEW YORK.
Application filed September This invention is an improvement in games, and more )art1cularly 1n a game in .which by means of dice possibilities occur- I A.B. R. tH. 2 3. S.O.;B.B. D.O.
Accepting this table as a fair average,
there are nine possibilities, one of which, namely; out occurs much more often than any of the others. In ordcrto provlde for an interesting game, wherein the casts of the 'dice Wlll give the results following fairly close the results of the usual game, the'possibilities should be arranged on the dice in accordance with their relative importance in the table. i
A. pair of dice are necessary, in order to determine the results by matching of the faces of the dice appearing in the casts or throws, and since the results are determined by the matching, it is obvious that the data on the die faces should be the same, with, however, a different arrangement on each dieto provide for variety.
One of the primary objects of the present invention is the provision of a pair of dice having upon their faces indications of possibilities or hazards pertaining to a game of baseball, so arranged that casts of the dice will give results in accordance with the law of averages in baseball games.
In the drawings forming a part hereof z- Fig.1 is a perspective view of one of the dice.
Fig. 2 is a similar view of the other die.
Fig. 3 is a plane view showing the arrangement of the hazards on the die of Fig. 1.
Fig. lis a similar view showing the hazards of Fig. 2.
In the present embodiment of the invention the dice indicated generally at A and B respectively carry each the indications for twelve possibilities or hazards. The haz- Serial No. 223,051.
ards are arranged transversely of the faces, and so that all read in the same direction, that is horizontally from left to right when the dice are on a horizontal surface.
Ono face 1 of the die A carries the word Out and the numeral 2, another face 2 the word Out and the letters S. Hf, meaning Sacrifice hit. A third face 2-3 carries the word Out and the numeral 1. A fourth face carries the word Out and the letters H. R. indicating Home run.- The fifth face 5 carries the letters F. O. meaning Fly out, and the word i allt,
while the sixth face 6 carries the numerals 3 and 1. Thus it will be seen that four of the hazards on the die 1 indicate Out, and four indicate bases.
One face 7 of the die B carries two Words Out, another face 8 carries the word Out and the numeral 3, and another face 9 the words Out and lValk. he fourth face 10 carries the letters FL 0. and S. 1-1., indicating respectively Fly out and Sacri- :[ice hit. The fifth face 11 carries the numerals l and 2, and the sixth face 12 the numeral 1 and the letters H. 1%.,
indicating Home run. Thus there are four hazards Out on the die 2, and four characters indicating bases.
That is, the same hazards are repeated on'thc two dice, but they are differently arranged, so that when the dice are thrown two similar faces can never appear, that is two faces bearing the same indications.
The improved game is played by innings, the players alternating with the dice. The first player for instance, is the first at the bat, and he throws the dice until there are three outs, after which he surrenders the dice to his opponent, and the game is continued for nine innings, or longer in case of a tie.
in playing the game, the first player at bat throws the dice. If there no matching of hazards on the upper faces of the dice, a. strike is indicated, and the player throws again. Nhenever there is no matching of hazards, a strike is always indicated and with the occurrence of three no-matchings, the result is an out, and another man'comes to bat. Should, however, there be matching, as for instance faces 1 and 7 of the dice A and B, the batter is out, and this is true also when any face 1, 2, 3 or 4 of die A matches with a face 7, 8 or 9 of die B, so
that there are twelve possibilities of match in the words Out of the two dies.
ihould any face 1, 2, 3 or 4, of die A match with the face 7 of die B, a double outis counted, provided that there is a man at this time in position such that a double out is possible. Otherwise, the throw is counted a single out. 111 other words, the double out counts only when there is a man .on first base. Should there be a man on second or third, or a man on each base second and third, each man advances one base. In a double out throw only the batter and the man on first base are counted out.
in case the face 2 of die A should match the tace 10 of die :1), the throw is counted as a sacrifice hit, provided that there a man in such position that a hit of this character is possible. In the event that there is no man .inposition to profit by a sacrifice hit, the throw is counted as an outf Should the face 4; of die A match the face 12 of die B, the throw is counted as a home run. 'Io lessen the number of home runs, and therefore make the relative proportion of home runs and other possibilities as nearly as possible like the areal game, such a throw, that is face a oi die A matching face 12 of die B, .is counted a .home .run only when the man at bat has at least onestrike counted against him at the time, otherwise the play is counted as a base hit.
tihould the face 1 of die A match the face ill of die B in a throw, it is counted as a two base hit, and when the face 6 oil die A matches with face 11 or 12 01' die B the throw is counted .as a one base hit. Likewise, when the far-e 6 of die A matches -lace 8 of die 13, a three base hit is counted for the player handling the dice.
Should the face 5 otdie A match .the lace t) of die B, the throw is counted asa walk, that is the man at bat takes his base on balls. When the face :5 of die A matches with the face 10 of die 13, the throw is counted as a fiyout, that is the batter is out on a fly.
It will be evident 10111 the description that by means of the dice, arranged as shown, a very interesting game or contest is possible, in which the results of the throws and the possibilities or hazards occur as in a baseball game, and in which such results follow fairly close the actual con rse 0:1? a game.
Each player-holds the dice until three outs are recorded against him, after which he surrenders them :to :his opponent who ,plays in a like manner until threeouts are recorded against him. Thus, .in alternation the playinnings of the game- In case of a tie, the munber of runs only determining the winner or loser, the game may be continued until a preponderance of runs by one or the other player is obtained.
ll t will be understood that the data upon the faces of the dice may be varied, as may also the arrangeinent,oi the data. The feature oi. importance is that while the data is the same on both dice, the arrangement of the data upon the several dice is different. The rules as regards playing, such for instan i as the occurrence of the double out with players on second or third, or on second and third, with none on first, may be varied. For instance, instead oil advancing the players on second and third, they may be let't in position. Neither is the data upon the lace ot' the dice limited to baseball terms,
as it is obvious that data relating to other sports may be substituted. Provision may also be made for other hazards in baseball, as for instance stolen bases.
hat is claimed as new is 1. A baseball game, including a pair of dice, each die having two indications upon each face of possible occurrences or hazards in a baseball game, the indicationslbeing the same on the two dice, but differently arranged on each, to enable determination of the result of a throw by matching or non matching 011 the indication, the relative frequency occurrence of the indicationson the two dice being in accordance with the law of averages .in baseball games.
2A baseball game, including a pair of dice, each having data upon each face indicating two possible occurrences in the baseball game, the data upon the dice being the same, but differently arranged on the two dice, whereby the occurrence or nonoccurrence of possibilities or hazards may be determined .b the matching or the nonmatching of the indications, the data of the two dice being arranged in accordance with the law of averages in baseball games.
3. In a game of the character specified, a pair otdicc each taco thereof divided into a plurality of independent fields and data in each field. 01f. *ach face, the data ,npon the fields being the same on the two dice, but differently arranged whereby matclgnng and .H()lt-il'ltl'iClilIlg oil? the hazards on the thrown SAMUEL NEALn R.
JOSEPH e. WES'LEMEYER, JR