All you need is a wiffle ball and a bat, and you’re good to go! Another great thing about wiffle ball is that it’s relatively inexpensive – even the best bats don’t cost more than $30. Although the present invention has been described in considerable detail with reference to certain preferred versions thereof, other versions are possible by converting the aforementioned construction. Therefore, the invention is not to be limited to minor details of the illustrated invention shown in the figures and that variations in such minor details will be apparent to one skilled in the art. While the description above contains many specifications, these should not be construed as limiting the scope of the invention, but merely providing illustrations of some of the presently preferred embodiments of this invention. The dimensions of the Wiffle ball vary depending on the ages of the people playing.

Additionally, the portable and collapsible nature of this invention offers easy set-up for use and disassembly for storage with its coilable steel-wire frame. The collapsible and portable strikezone and backstop is designed exclusively for use with WIFFLE® and other plastic-baseball balls. Batters stand a short distance in front of the present invention, facing the pitcher, and bat pitches thrown at the backstop. This invention may also be used without a batter, such as for purposes of practicing pitching WIFFLE® and other plastic-baseball balls. This invention, entitled “Collapsible and Portable Strikezone & Backstop for WIFFLE® Ball Games,” is a lightweight, portable strikezone and backstop for use in WIFFLE ball games.

Someone aptly described the Wiffle ball as the simplified or miniature version of baseball. People who enjoy baseball love Wiffle ball because they are so similar. The Wiffle ball bat weighs a little under 1 pound; it is ideal because it is not so heavy that it pitchers pocket flies at very high speed, which will prove dangerous. The home plate should be 42 feet from the pitcher’s mound. Leave the paint to dry for a while, depending on the type of paint. 30 minutes to an hour should be enough for the paint to be completely dried.

Strikes and balls are called by the home-plate umpire after every pitch has passed the batter, unless the batter makes contact with the baseball . In order to get a strike call, part of the ball must cross over part of home plate while in the aforementioned area. A fabric strap 4 is stitched or attached along the contour of the backstop is reinforce the collapsible and coilable frame member 5 in its place. The Wiffle ball strike zone is an essential component of the game without which the game cannot be played. The good news is that you can buy a unit online or from sports equipment shops, but you can also make the strike zone yourself and save some cash. • What colors does the Wiffle ball strike zone tee come in?

However, the invention is not intended to be limited to the specific terms so selected, and it is to be understood that each specific term includes all technical equivalents which operate in a similar manner to accomplish a similar purpose. When WiffleNet is collapsed, the coilable member forms overlapping loops over itself to minimize its shape for portability purposes. The coilable member has two ends to form a closed loop , which is enclosed in a cylindrical shell containing the coilable member which permits it to axially rotate. The frame is preferably formed with a single 360-degree twist, particularly when it is formed from a flat stock. The coilable member can form overlapping loops by a slight manual enforcement thereon when the support means is detached for disassembly of the WiffleNet.

If a player leaves the game without a replacement, for whatever reason, it will be considered an out every time it is that person’s turn to bat. The objective of the game is to score runs by hitting the ball and running around the bases. The team with the most runs at the end of the game wins. SACRIFICE FLY – batter has option of tagging – must say “sacrifice fly” while ball is in air. The defender who catches the ball must throw it through the hole in backstop on the fly from where he caught it. If he does, it’s a double play, if not, then the run scores.

Each succeeding inning, the pitcher shall be allowed 5 warm-up pitches. ROSTER – Teams shall carry a minimum of two and no more than 6 players on their roster. PROTESTING GAMES – In an protested games, the decision of the Association President or Tournament Director is final. SUSPENDED GAME – If the game is called, it is a SUSPENDED GAME if five innings have been completed and neither team has the lead. REGULATION GAME – If the game is called it is a REGULATION GAME if five innings have been completed and either team has the lead. The BACKSTOP shall be located 3 ft. directly behind home plate.

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