Wednesday, January 23, 2013

eBay: Red Barber's Big League Baseball Game


Wow!  Take a look at this vintage Baseball board game sponsored by Brooklyn Dodger announcer Red Barber.  He declares that it has "All the Thrills, Excitement, and Suspense of Real Baseball."  Even better is that it showcases 6 Major Leaguers who have endorsed the game on the cover:  Stan Musial, Tom Heinrich, Pee Wee Reese, Casey Stengel, Roy Campanella and Carl Erskine.

Below is a pic of the contents of the game in the auction.  Based upon some research I did, this game appears to be missing some key parts.  It was produced by G & R Anthony Inc. in 1950.  I have no idea how the game is played, but would love to learn.
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Here is a closer look at the ballplayers featured on the bottom row of the board game.
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3 comments:

  1. I think I can help with how you play. Fielders are placed on numbered positions of your choice. Batter is placed on the plate. Three die are rolled, one at a time. The ball (or a button) is placed on the square with the three digits. Fielders, batter, runners and ball move one space per turn. The instructions are on the board as well as a separate sheet in the box.

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  2. The anonymous rules are accurate, as I recall. Except I believe a thrown ball moves two spaces at one time. Would be interested in acquiring a copy of the game.

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