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FOREWORD

This code of rules will govern the playing of Presidential Baseball. The code was proposed on August 21, 2002, and adopted on August 26, 2002 by Paul Manna and Jerry Goldman. The rules have been designed to help players develop their knowledge of the American presidency and baseball history.

1.00 OVERVIEW AND OBJECTIVES OF THE GAME

1.01

Presidential Baseball is a multiple choice quiz in which one or more players test their knowledge to identify the baseball personalities that best parallel the careers of the presidents of the United States of America.

1.02
The game contains one question for each person who has served as president.

1.03
Players attempt to answer each question correctly in order to put runners on base and score as many runs as possible.

1.04
Players scoring the most runs will be honored with a position on the Presidential Baseball high score list.

2.00 THREE STRIKES AND YOU'RE OUT

2.01

Players who correctly answer a question will be rewarded with a base hit (see section 4.00) and be offered another question.

2.02
For any given question, each incorrect answer chosen counts as a strike. Players who amass three strikes on any particular question will be called out and the game will end.

3.00 PITCH DIFFICULTY

3.01
The game's questions have been divided into three pitch (difficulty) levels: slow curve (easy), fastball (medium), and sinker (hard).

3.02
As each pitch arrives at the plate, batters will be prompted as to whether they are confronting a slow curve, fastball, or sinker.

3.03
Players will not be allowed to select the specific types of pitches they will face. Each pitch will be drawn at random.

4.00 BASE HITS AND BASERUNNING


4.01
A hit will be awarded when a question is answered correctly.

4.02
Hits will be awarded in the following way, based on pitch difficulty: slow curve = single; fastball = double; sinker = triple. Every time a question is answered correctly, regardless of the difficulty level, there will be a chance that the hit will be scored a homerun rather than one of the three designations noted here.

4.03
Players who answer a question correctly while having runners on base will have those runners advance the same number of bases as the batter. For example, with a runner on second base, if the batter earned a single, the hit would produce runners on first and third.

5.00 APPEALS

5.01
As creators of Presidential Baseball, Paul Manna and Jerry Goldman will entertain any questions or challenges to the on-field calls that transpire during the game. These challenges must be submitted in writing to the league office. Manna and Goldman will serve as judge and jury, and their rulings will be final.

5.02
Paul Manna can be reached at <pmanna@wm.edu>.
Jerry Goldman can be reached at <j-goldman@northwestern.edu>.