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One or Two Old Cat, Striking Out, or Feeder.

This is town-ball modified to suit the occasion when only three or four boys play the game. Of course a giver, a catcher, and a batter are necessary, but there is usually only one corner for the batter to run. Generally the run is from home to the pitcher's stand and back again. If the game is played with a small ball the runner must be "stung" with the ball; if played with a baseball, be must be touched with the ball while in the hand of the pitcher or catcher. In other particulars the rules of the previous game govern this. When the striker is on his corner the catcher and giver, or pitcher, pass the ball back and forward, between them, while he tries to run home.

When there is only one striker, the game is One Old Cat; when there are two strikers, it is called Two Old Cat, the game being named according to the number of strikers.

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