If you’ve got some affection for both our area and baseball then you might want to go give a listen to the segment from WAMU’s Metro Connection about DC’s baseball history. It’s a fun ten minute bit that roams through over a hundred years of history, but for my money the best part is about the time before baseball’s rules were standardized.
The “Washington game” included a rule variation that allowed the hitter to keep running the bases and racking up runs until the ball was found.
Guest Paul Dickson said “I imagine this was particularly effective at twilight.”
Give it a listen.