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UCL 25, 1938. J, M FUSCQ 2,134,461
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RUNS HITS ERRORS |NN|NG o o o LOCALS A LS C TS v /s/R SES B l? T39 3@ 37 43 44 42 T iQ-2 .29 ffy-f 46 ATTORNEYS Patented Oct. 25,` 1938 'f Applieation Magura 1937,1Seria1 N0-.132428- I ICIQmXCIQWzS-MZ) The invention relates to agame fapparatus and more especially to a baseball game device.
The primary object of the invention isfthe provisionof an apparatus or device'o'f thischaracter, wherein the acts simulating those ofthe offensive and defensive teams in the playing of a real national 'game of baseball will be indicated for the counting against both the batting and n iielding activities of opponents in'this game. Another object' of the invention is the provision of an apparatus or device 'of Vthis character, wherein the entertainment," excitement and amusement incident''to theplaying of the real national game of baseball will be present and in this manner lending attractiveness to the participants operating such apparatus or device.
A further object of the invention is the provision of an apparatus or device of this character, wherein the playing of the real national game of baseball can be reproduced in all of its refinements, technique and skill incident thereto through the use of such apparatus or device, the scoring and the activities of the playing elements being readily registered and the winning of the said game discerned.
A still further object of the invention is the provision of anA apparatus or device of this character, wherein executed plays by opponents throughout the innings of the game of baseball can be registered and the winning score obtainable.
A still further object of the invention is the provision of an apparatus or device of this character, which is simple in its construction, thoroughly reliable and effective in operation, novel in its make-up, neat and attractive in appearance, affording pleasure and amusement to the users thereof and inexpensive to manufacture.
With these and other objects in View, the invention consists in the features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing, which discloses the preferred embodiment of the invention and pointed out in the claim hereunto appended.
In the accompanying drawing:
Figure 1 is a plan view of the apparatus or device constructed in accordance with the invention. v
Figure 2 is a fragmentary enlarged sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a perspective view of one of the scoring or registering elements employed with the apparatus or device.
Figure 4 is a perspective view of one of the playingl `pieces used with the apparatus or device.
Similar reference characters indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views in n thev drawing. Y Y
'-Referringv to the drawing in detail, A designates generallya body structure formed with an upper playing bed I which is elevated with respect to a base or bottom II, the bed on its outer or exposed surface has provided thereon a playing field involving a diamondv I2 including a pitchers zone I3, a catchers Zone I4, iirst base I5, second-base I6, third base I1, short stop I8, center field I9 and right and left fields 20 and 2|, respectively, as well as a batting station 22. These zones I3 to 2l are formed with circular openings 23 through which are exposed freely turnable spherical members 24, they being slightly protruded through the openings 23 and each contacts with a turn table 25 fitted upon a turning staff or stem 26 perpendicularlyV arranged and rotatably journaled at 2l and 28, respectively, in said body, the staff or stem being protruded above the bed Il] and at the upper end has formed therewith a hand knob 29. When the staff or stemv26 is rotated manually at the knob 29 through manual spinning activity, the spherical members 24 will be caused to rotate. These members 24 carry indicia at 30 indicative of each and all of executed plays by those players of offensive and defensive teams in the playing of the real national game of baseball and thus such executed play or plays will be indicated at the Zones in the playing field.
The batting station 22 has provided in the bed I 0 a window or opening 3| for exposing a dial 32 therethrough, this dial being rotatably supported upon a stal or stem 33 perpendicularly journaled similarly to each staff or stem 26 and terminating at its upper end in a hand knob 34 for manual turning of said dial. The dial 32 at its upper face exposible through the window 3I carries suitable indicia at 35 indicative of hits, strikes, balls and outs for scoring by a batting team.
The bed I0 adjacent to the catchers Zone I4 has provided thereon a scoring panel 36 formed with a central space 31 and divided outer spaces 38 and 39, respectively. The spaces 3'8 have arranged therein sockets 40, each forvaccommodating a counting pin or plug 4I. Similarly the spaces 39 have the sockets 42, each for a counting pin 4I. Rotatably fitting the space 31 and suitably journaled in the bed I0 are counting disks or registering dials 43, each provided with numerals ranging consecutively and of the required digits as at 44 for coaction with indicator marks 45 for identifying strikes, balls and outs, the scoring of a batter. The spaces 38 are subdivided into two groups, one for visitors and the other for local teams and carry indicia, respectively, Runs, Hits .and Errors so that by the use of pins or plugs scorings similar thereto can be registered while the spaces 39 bear title Innings whereby there can be registered the innings played in the game of baseball in the use of the apparatus or device.
By the members 24 and the dial 32, the acts of the respective players on each batting and elding team will be indicated and scoring of these made by the pins Vor plugs 4I and the disks or dials 43 thus enabling the playing by innings of an imitative game of the real national game of baseball with its technic, entertainment and amusement incident thereto. The runsl scored by each team', the safeties, errors, strikes, balls and outs occurring being discernible and scoring of each team and the winner of the game obtainable.
The disks or dials 43 are provided with hand knobs 46 for convenience in the turning thereof for scoring or registering purposes in theirY coaction with the indicators 45.
The zones I4, I5, I6 and I'l have provided therein sockets 41 for accommodating the marking pins or plugs 4I. Each spherical member 24 is properly marked corresponding to executed plays of a game involving oiensive and defensive teams, for example, the national game of American baseball, and for an instance in this game the pitcher on the mound throws the ball to the batter and the dial 32 after operation thereof indicates that the ball thrown isi a strike, a foul or a hit ball, While the spherical member 24 at the pitchers mound identities the activity on the part of this player and such dial will disclose the directional course of the ball, that is to say, whether it has been carried to infield or outelds. Assuming that the indication is that the ball has been hit to the right eld. Now the member 24 within the zone of the right eld when actuated will indicate Whether the hit ball is good for two bases, home run or three bases or may be indicative of a fly-out at right eld and in this manner the plays and activities of both teams in the playing of the game will be identied by both the members 24 and dial 32, respectively, for scores by both teams and the winning of the game by either from the beginning to the end of the game.
- What is claimed is:
In a game apparatus, a support having playing field indicia thereon and provided with an opening, a spherical member exposed through said opening and having indicia indicative of playing activity, a turntable arranged at the opening and supporting the spherical member for rotation thereof, and means for imparting rotation to said turntable.
JOHN MICHAEL FUSCO.