Pickle - Baseball Rundown Game

June 2, 2008 - 8:33pm — GettingOutside

Pickle is one of our most cherished baseball games. There are no parents pressuring you, and it’s great exercise.

Pickle is just like a baseball rundown and is a great game for learning base running and ball handling skills for baseball. It's sort of a variation on monkey in the middle but much more fun.

The Rules: There’s two bases, maybe 30 feet apart, depending on the age of the players. Two players man the bases, while the third is a runner. The runner starts in the middle and the basemen try to tag him out. The runner tries to get to base safely. If he makes it, then the person manning that base is in the pickle.


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This is Great!


Pickle is a great game, good for your physique also and it helps you battle those stress you get from school or work. Thank you so much for posting this, it truly is a useful site if you want to know more about this game.


Pickle drills were always a


Pickle drills were always a big part of our team practice sessions, and for every player as well, not just the basemen. Our coach said it was as good for teaching mechanics as pitching training drills.

Another cool rundown video

Does this kid get tagged or does he escape? Check it out!


Here's a cool rundown video

This kid gets caught in a well executed rundown.


This sounds like a great game

This sounds like a great game for vacation fun. We had a similar game when young, but we named it "rounders". A tennis ball was used and a baseball or cricket bat was used. The numbers plays was only limited by the available and willing participants. Great fun that often went well into the night when on our vacation camps. Here are some cricket fielding drills.


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This is the first time that I

This is the first time that I heard about this game, everytime I read or heard the name Pickle what comes out on my mind is food of course..hahaha.!!I would love to try it some time.

Learning about this game


Learning about this game is simply amazing. I believe playing a game is all about enjoying the game. There so many fun games in the world . It will be great to learn about those games too.Keep writing about such games. 

Top post. I look forward to


Top post. I look forward to reading more. Cheers

Run Down Drills for Baseball / Softball

For the coaches out there, here are some rundown drills you an use to help your players be better base runners.