variation was “diamond ball” .Pitcher would pitch a fluke, if it hit the chalk filled diamond and the batter didn’t swing, he was out. each batter only got one strike (except if it was hit foul) per out. played in the street, 3 base + home. Minimum of three players – pitcher, catcher and third baseman. anything over the infield on a fly was out, but going down third base line could net homer.
Original author: bayonne mike