Melvina, Wisconsin (WXOW) – The game began in 1923 among churchgoing farmers and continues today. Darts and baseball He is called Dartball because he has two sports.
If you know how to play darts and understand the rules of baseball, you can play dartsball. Monte Dunham began performing as a teenager.
“In the early 70’s our church just outside of Westby was in the Brotherhood Dartsball League and my father was on that team. I did,” Monte said.
Teams of nine players throw darts at a large board painted to resemble a baseball diamond. If you throw a dart at the spot marked “Out”, you are out. Hitting the spots labeled ‘1’, ‘2’ or ‘3’ will hit a single, double or triple.
Players still throw underhand, but today the game isn’t just for churches, women are also invited.
Jill Lindner is one of the few female players in the league.
“My father was a master of darts, so I played in high school, but I stopped taking care of the kids and got busy. And I just started four or five years ago. But tonight it could be something completely different, I don’t know, but it’s a lot of fun,” Jill said.
For someone like Tim Mullin, it’s a family tradition.
“My great-grandfather passed away five years before I was born, but when I started playing in my great-grandmother’s basement, his darts ball setup was still in his basement, so I knew what I was doing. Before I knew it, I started throwing,” said Tim.
Steve Schmitz is a farmer by day and has been described as one of the best players in the league.
“There are just good nights and bad nights. Steve said.
Schmitz said he plans to play as long as he can keep the league together. He also wants more people to try it.
Dartballs are relatively cheap because you just throw the darts.
It’s also a good sport for people of all ages.
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