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Grade Level: 6-8

The full version of whacky baseball involves 8 bases instead of the usual 4. There are 8 fielding bases and 8 runner bases. An all-time pitcher will pitch the ball to the batter and then once the batter hits the ball, the fielders must get the ball to one of the three designated “stop spots”. Once the ball is at a stop spot, the runner must stop at the last base they touched, and the ball is returned to the pitcher. The innings switch after each runner gets a chance to bat. Each time a runner returns to home base, the team gets a point.

SHAPE Grade level Outcomes:


Exhibits personal responsibility by using appropriate etiquette, demonstrating respect for facilities and exhibiting safe behaviors. (S4.M1.6)


Strikes a pitched ball with an implement for power to open space in a variety of small-sided games. (S1.M20.8)


There are two regressions of this activity shown in the video linked. The first two do not involve striking, but focus on moving the runner and fielding.