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Publication numberUS2434195 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 6, 1948
Filing dateMar 20, 1945
Priority dateMar 20, 1945
Publication numberUS 2434195 A, US 2434195A, US-A-2434195, US2434195 A, US2434195A
InventorsCantor Samuel
Original AssigneeCantor Samuel
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Baseball game
US 2434195 A
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Jan. 6, 1948. s, CANTOR 2,434,195

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SAMUEL CANToR Jan. 6, 1948. s CANTQR 2,434,195

BAS EBALL GAME Filed March 20 1945 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 I I II III]; 'II/IIIIIIIIIIIII A'Il 'IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII'II Ill 22 20 21 28 29 'IIIIIIIIII/ ""III/117g INVENTOR. SAMUEL CANToR Patented Jan. 6, 1948 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE BASEBALL GAME Samuel Cantor, Brooklyn, N. Y.

Application March 20, 1945, Serial No. 583,714

Claims.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in a baseball game.

More particularly, the invention proposes a new and improved baseball game which is characterized by a square board having a checker starting bottom area from which checkers may be propelled to different points on the board, a pitcher area at the center of the board, a catchers area between said starting bottom area and said pitchers area, diagonal lines from said pitchers area to the corners of the board, and a plurality of various shaped areas representing various plays of the baseball game.

The invention contemplates setting forth rules for playing the game so that it may be played with various numbers of people, as with three to twenty seven, as desired. It is proposed that each side choose a set of players to begin the game. Each team must obtain a checker with a name on the checker, and they will be the team that the men represent.

The invention also proposes imprinting the plurality of various shaped areas representing various plays With the names of the plays.

A modified form is contemplated in which strips are eccentrically turnably mounted in passages in said board and extending along said diagonal lines and in certain turned positions flexing upwards said diagonal lines for forming obstacle lines over which the checkers must pass.

Another object of the invention is the construction of a game as mentioned which is simple and durable and which may be manufactured and sold at a reasonable cost.

For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure- Fig. 1 is a plan view of a baseball game constructed in accordance with this invention.

Fig. 2 is a fragmentar vertical sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary plan view of a baseball game constructed in accordance with a modified form of this invention.

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary enlarged sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3.

Fig. 5 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 3.

Fig. 6 is a fragmentary sectional view similar 2 to Fig, 6 but illustrated with one of the strips in a turned position.

Fig. '7 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on the line 1-1 of Fig. 6.

The baseball game, in accordance with this invention, includes a square board It] having a check starting bottom area H from which checkers may be propelled to different points upon the board. The board is also provided with a pitchers area [2 at the center, a catchers area is between said starting bottom area H and said pitchers area [2. It is also provided with diagonal lines it from the pitchers area 42 to the corners of the board. The board also is provided with a plurality of various shaped areas representing various plays of a baseball game. These various shaped areas are clearly illustrated in Fig. l. The plays which they represent are imprinted Within the areas. These areas may be recognized by noting the plays, for example 1 base hit, 4 balls 1 base, Out by pitcher, etc.

In Figs. 3-7, a modified form of the invention has been shown in which the board It is provided with strips 20 eccentrically turnabiy mounted in passages 2! extending along said diagonal lines 14. In certain turned positions these strips 20 will flex upwards said diagonal lines, as illustrated in Fig. 6, for forming obstacles over which the checkers must pass. Each strip 20 is turnably mounted with a short stem 22 formed on its near end and a shank 23 formed on its outer end. The main body of the strip 20 is eccentric relative to the bearing parts 22 k and 23, for example, see Fig. 7.

The shanks 23 extend from the corners of the board l0 and are provided with knobs 25 by which they may be turned. Each corner of the board 10 is reinforced with a metal clip 26, through which the shanks 23 pass. The board I0 is formed from several layers of material 28, secured together with adhesive 29 between the layers. The central layers are cut out to form the passages 2|. The top layer is somewhat flexible so that it Will be projected upwards when one or more of the strips 20 are extended upwards, and will assume a normally flat condition when the strips 20 are turned back to their original positions.

The general rules for playing the game are as follows, but it should be borne in miind that they may be readily modified.

When a checker falls on a line it is on Each player has to throw or propel the checker into a box to count. If it falls into a box it counts 3 for the play represented by the area. Where it says Foul ball it is counted out. Where it falls in a box marked Second base it means Man on second base. If it falls in the box marked Home run it is two runs if there is a man on second base.

From these suggestions the play of the game will be readily understood because it follows very closely he p ays of a standard baseball game. Each team is given three Outs in the usual way.

The new and improved baseball game is intended as an indoor as well as an outdoor game. It may be played in the home, street or park by young and old.

While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:

1. A baseball game, comprising a normally flat rigid square board adapted to form obstacles and having a flexible top surface having a checker starting bottom area from which checkers may be propelled to different points upon the board, a pitchers area at the center of the board, a catchers area between said starting bottom area and said pitchers area, diagonal means from said pitchers area to the corners of the board, and a plurality of various shaped areas representing various plays of a baseball game, and strips eccentrically turnably mounted in passages in said board and extending along said diagonal means and in certain turned positions rotating upwards said diagonal means for forming obstacles on said board over which the checkers must pass.

2. A baseball game, comprising a normally flat rigid square board adapted to form obstacles and having a flexible top surface having a checker starting bottom area from which checkers may be propelled to different points upon the board, a pitchers area at the center of the board, a catchers area between said starting bottom area and said pitchers area, diagonal means from said pitchers area to the corners of the board, and a plurality of various shaped areas representing various plays of a baseball game, and eccentric strips mounted in passages in said board and extending along said diagonal means and in certain turned positions rotating upwards said diagonal means for forming obstacles on said board over which the checkers must pass, said strips being provided with stem portions on their inner ends and shanks at their outer ends.

3. A baseball game, comprising a normally flat rigid square board adapted to form obstacles and having a flexible top surface having a checker starting bottom area from which checkers may be propelled to diiferent points upon the board, a pitchers area at the center of the board, a catchers area between said starting bottom area and said pitchers area, diagonal means from said pitchers area to the comers of the board, and a. plurality of various shaped areas representing various plays of a baseball game, and eccentric strips mounted in passages in said board and extending along said diagonal means and in certain turned positions rotating upwards said diagonal means for forming obstacles on said board over which the checkers must pass, said strips being provided with stem portions on their inner ends and shanks. at their outer ends, said shanks being provided with knobs by which they may be turned.

4. A baseball game, comprising a normally flat rigid square board adapted to form obstacles and having a flexible top surface having a checker starting bottom area from which checkers may be propelled to different points upon the board, a pitchers area at the center of the board, a catchers area between said starting bottom area an said pitchers area, diagonal means from said pitchers area to the corners of the board, and a plurality of Various shaped areas representing various plays of a baseball game, and eccentric strips mounted in passages in said board and extending along said diagonal means and in certain turned positions rotating upwards said diagonal means for forming obstacles on said board over which the checkers must pass, said strips being provided with stem portions on their inner ends and shanks at their outer ends, said board being made of several layers, and said passages being formed in the inner layers.

5. A baseball game, comprising a normally flat rigid square board adapted to form obstacles and having a flexible top surface having a checker starting bottom area from which checkers may be propelled to diiTerent points upon the board, a pitchers area at the center of the board, a catchers area between said starting bottom area and said pitchers area, diagonal means from said pitchers area to the corners of the board, and a plurality of various shaped areas representing various plays of a baseball game, and eccentric strips mounted in passages in said board and extending along said diagonal means, and in certain turned positions rotating upwards said diagonal means for forming obstacles on said board over which the checkers must pass, said strips being provided with stem portions on their inner ends and shanks at their outer ends, said board being made of several layers, and said passages being formed in the inner layers, the top outer layer being flexible.

SAMUEL CANTOR.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 930,164 Eberman Aug. 3, 1909 1,299,304 Cramer Apr. 1, 1919 1,422,383 Schumacher July 11, 1922 1,548,507 Brown Aug. 4, 1925 1,586,315 Luckenbill May 25, 1926

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US5129651 *Apr 16, 1990Jul 14, 1992Tobias Jr Tomas TBaseball board game and method of play
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Classifications
U.S. Classification273/108.3, 273/126.00R
International ClassificationA63F7/06
Cooperative ClassificationA63F7/0608
European ClassificationA63F7/06A1