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How do you play the game baseball in darts?

Asked by Kburger (44points) February 24th, 2015

I want to start playing darts, someone told me I should start with baseball as it’s an easy one to learn. How does one play baseball in darts?

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AliceM's avatar

There are quite a few exciting and fun games which one can play in darts, I do prefer baseball and cricket myself. Baseball can be played with as many players as you want and it can be played on a standard dart board. The aim of the game is to score more points than your opponent, at the end of the game the one with the most points will win. Reference:

ucme's avatar

See, me, i’m old school, just play tournament 501 darts & “round the clock”

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

BASEBALL: Baseball is a very simple and fun game that may be played by as many players or teams as wish to play. There is a version of the game that must be played on a special dart board, but we will only be covering the version that is played on a standard English dart board.

The Object: The object is simple: score the most amount of runs each inning, the highest score at the end of the game wins.

The Scoring: The numbers 1 through 9 are written in ascending order on the left side of the scoreboard. All players names are written in batting order across the top (batting order may be determined any way, usually one dart each at bullseye with the closest throwing first and the furthest last). A grid may be drawn around the numbers and the names for easier reading.

The Play: Each player in order throws three darts at the number of the current inning. The target is 1’s in the first inning, 2’s in the second, etc. Each number only counts in the that actual inning. For example, if a 4 is hit in the first inning, it does not count. The thin outer “double” ring counts as two runs, the thin inner “triple” ring counts as three runs with the other sections of that number counting as one run. Therefore, the highest attainable score in any one inning is nine.

The number of runs scored is NOT multiplied by the inning number. For example, in the second inning, two single 2’s and a double 2 are scored; that players score would be four for that inning.

Usually a running total is kept with the current inning’s score being added to the current total. This way, players can see how far ahead or behind they are and saves alot of time not having to add all nine innings at the end of the game.

If there is a tie at the end of the ninth inning, extra innings are played with bullseyes as the target. Extra innings continue until after all players have thrown for that inning and no tie exists.

One interesting twist that I like to play is the “7th inning stretch”. This variation states that any player who does not score any runs in the seventh inning has their score cut in half. This puts a little more pressure on the seventh inning than any other and also gives a player who is far behind a chance to catch up.

Strategy: Try to score alot of runs.


Zaku's avatar

I play it by having the pitcher throw darts at the hitter, one at a time. To get a strike, the pitcher has to hit a board offset from the plate behind the hitter. If a pitch hits the hitter it’s a walk, even if the hitter elects to deliberately get hit by the pitch.

The hitter can either deflect the dart into the field with his (always wooden) bat, or have the dart stick in the bat. If the hitter gets the pitcher’s thrown dart stuck in his bat, he can pull it out and throw it at the team on the field, or anywhere in the field.

Play proceeds pretty much normally in Baseball, except you’ve got a dart in play instead of a ball, and you don’t tag players out with the dart – you just have to be holding the dart (or have it sticking in you) and can tag them out with your hand.

Players injured by darts get a time out for first aid and can elect either to continue playing, or to be replaced. If a team lacks healthy replacements to field a full team, they can invite volunteers from the audience, recall wounded players, continue playing without a full team, or call for a truce.

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