Sports News Without Access, Favor, Or Discretion

The Best Ending To A National Kickball Tournament Match You'll Ever See

You're watching extra innings of a quarterfinals match at a national kickball tournament in Harrisburg, Pa., this past weekend. (Our sender-inner promises "it isn't as douchey as it sounds," and we'll agree. Kickball might be the sport of choice for children and hipsters, but it's still really, really fun.)

The beauty of kickball, of course, is the ability to peg the runner. Hit him with the ball while he's on the basepaths, and he's out. So as the winning run rounds third, the green team's cutoff man attempts a last-ditch peg—evaded Matrix-style by the runner, who flips and touches home just as the guy backing up the plate nails him in the head. Game over, New York Shower Hammers win. The Shower Hammers would go on to win the tournament.


Ballsy safe call by the umpire. I've watched the replay multiple times, and it might actually be a tie. The green team didn't think so; their fury at the call is the best part of this video. Kickball brings out the child who hates to lose in all of us.

Video by Phil Provencher

Share This Story

Get our newsletter