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Playing J-ball

 
A game unique to The Hill, “javelin ball” or j-ball is similar to baseball but is played with a tennis ball, tennis racquet, and modified rules. Only one player on the field may use a glove, fielders may peg a base runner with the tennis ball to get them out, and there are two outs per inning. J-ball season opens on the first Sunday of the final six-week long academic list of the spring and runs until the end of the year. While there is some debate as to when the game originated, recent research suggests it was in the late 1960s.

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