NEWPORT, Ind. —
After dinner, they tried duckpin bowling in the Fountain Square Theatre Building. The game was born in Baltimore in 1900 and it was one of Babe Ruth’s favorite games. Ten-pin bowling used to strictly be a winter sport and most alleys closed during the summer except for a few that remained open to play odd bowling games using the smaller balls. Summer bowlers suggested it might be interesting to trim the standard pins down to match the size of the small ball. Because it was much harder to get strikes and spares, the rules were changed to allow three bowls on each turn but only counted as a score of 10 if all ten pins were knocked down with the third ball.
Overall, the teens had a great time while helping others.
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