Baseball Beer Pong Gameplay, Equipment, Setup, And Rules
Looking to get more players participating at your next event than the traditional game of beer pong allows? If so, you need to check out this post about Baseball Beer Pong Gameplay, Equipment, Setup, And Rules because most importantly it’s one hell of a drinking game and secondly twice as many players are required (8 players) to play and up to 9 players per team can play, for a total of 18 players.
Baseball Beer Pong is a fun turn-based drinking game where pure skill determines the winner by combining three crowd pleasing games, Baseball, Beer Pong, and Flip Cup.
Players throw a beer pong ball (ping pong ball) across the beer pong table in an attempt to hit a row of four cups. Like baseball each missed shot counts as a strike, 3 strikes your out and they is 3 outs per inning. The number of innings can vary from the big leagues 9 innings or little league with 6 innings.
Hit cups count as either singles, doubles, triples, or home runs. Once your on base you have the option to play flip cup in an attempt to steal extra bases against your opponents to score more runs. The total runs drove in are tallied over the course of the innings to determine the winning team.
Careful consideration should be given during the setup and placement area of the beer pong table because you’ll be required to move around the table as Baseball Beer Pong is played on all four sides. This will make it easier to play flip cup and clean up spills from the clutz on your team.
Once you have the table set up you’ll want to place 4 cups in a straight perpendicular line from the back of the table on the center line with gaps between the cups. Do the same for the opposite side of the table for the opposing team, the cups should mirror each other on each end of the table.
These are the at bat cups and are used for beer pong. The gaps between the cups are important as they represent the bases. From the vantage point of throwing to hit a cup fill the four cups with the following amount of beer:
Fill the closest cup (Single Cup) 1/4th full.
The next furthest cup or the second closest cup (Double Cup) 1/2 full.
The third cup (Triple Cup) is filled 3/4th full.
The cup furthest away closest to the edge of the table (Home Run Cup) is filled to the brim.
Then place an additional three cups, evenly spaced cups near the center and along the edge of the long side side of the table. Do the same for the opposite side of the table for the opposing team, the cups should mirror each other. Each of these three cups should be filled 1/3rd full with beer.
Important Note: These cups are spaced out evenly along the table as they represent the players on base and you will need room to play flip cup.
We’ve seen some variations where each of the cups are filled with different amounts of beer, we ignore this nonsense because with this variation the cups need to mirror one another in not only in placement but also the fill amount. We find it only leads to complicating the game having to empty and fill each cups with various amounts of beer.
Optional Setup: Fill 2 cups with water for the sole purpose of cleaning the ball. If your that worried about germs and dirty balls, your probably to old to be playing beer pong baseball. Grit and sand in your teeth only adds to the fun and character required to be a champ.
Once the game is set up, pick your teams. Two Baseball Beer Pong teams play at a time against each other and each team is made up of four (minimum) to nine (maximum) players. Get some friends together to challenge and put some freshmen in their place or have team captains draft the players for their teams.
Baseball Beer Pong: Gameplay & Rules
In Baseball beer pong an inning consists of each team either shooting at bat playing beer pong, or protecting the bases playing flip cup in a turn-based fashion alternating at the completion of each inning. Much like Baseball, each player gets 3 strikes they’ve missed hitting one of the opponents cups in three consecutive throws. Each inning at bat consists of 3 outs per team. Each game typically consists of 9 innings with some players choosing to play 6 innings during tournament play to speed things up.
At Bat (Shooting)
The shooting or at bat team can receive one of their three outs in the following three ways.
The shooter or at bat player gets 3 strikes by not hitting any of their opponents cups after their 3 shot attempts.
The shooter or at bat player flies out. A fly out occurs if the beer pong ball is caught by the opponents back catcher after it bounces off of one of their cups. The beer pong ball must be caught mid air after it bounces off one of their cups, bounces off the table surface do not count towards a fly out.
The shooter or at bat player who previously made it on base, which is now a base runner gets caught in an attempt to steal a base loses a game of flip cup.
The shooting or at bat team playing beer pong consists of players shooting one at a time, like baseball the other at bat teammates must wait their turn in the rotation to be able to shoot.
Like baseball each player on the fielding team not at bat is playing flip cup. Typically each player has an assigned position depending on their individual strengths.
Fielder #1: Back Catcher stands at the end of the table over the 4 cups the shooters or at bat playing are trying to his ready to catch a fly out.
Fielder #2: First Baseman stands on the side of the table over the designated 1st base cup, ready to play flip cup against an opponent on 1st base if they attempt to steal 2nd base.
Fielder #3: Second Baseman stands on the side of the table over the designated 2nd base cup, ready to play flip cup against an opponent on 2nd base if they attempt to steal 3rd base.
Fielder #4: Third Baseman stands on the side of the table over the designated 3rd base cup, ready to play flip cup against an opponent on 3rd base if they attempt to steal home.
The winning team is typically determined based on which team brought in the most runs after 9 or 6 innings. We’ve also played in games which ended once one team reached 10-runs. Known as the 10-run rule.
Baseball Beer Pong: Shooting or At Bat
The team at bat or shooting, the first player in the lineup or up next in the batting rotation throws the beer pong ball across the table attempting to hit one of their opponents 4 cups arranged in a straight line in front of the catcher. If a player hits one of their opponents cups the opposing team players must consume that cup (base) and all of the cups (bases) before it.
If a player hits one of their opponents cups the fielding players opposing team must consume that cup (base) and all of the cups (bases) before it. Hit the Home Run Cup the opposing team fielders drink all 4 cups, hit the Triple Cup they drink the 1st 3 cups, hit the Double Cup they’ll drink the 1st 2 cups, hit the Single Cup they’ll drink the 1st cup. For example, if the player hits the first cup (Single Cup), that player gets a single, moves to first base, the fielding team players must drink all the beer in that cup and refill it before the ncxt batter or shooter. If that player was to hit the second cup (Double Cup), that player gets a double, moves to second base, the fielding team players must drink all the beer in the Double Cup and Single Cup. Then refill both cups before the next batter or shooter.
If the shooting or at bat player hits one of the opposing team fielders cups, they’ll advance to the cups at the middle of the table that represents the base he is on. Once on base they’ll have the option to play flip cup against the fielding player corresponding to the base they’ve reached if they attempt to steal the base.
The hit cup(s) that are now drank are refilled with the required amount of beer before the next shooting or batter on the team is up to bat.
Like baseball each shooter or at bat player gets 3 attempts to hit any of their opponent cups. Each miss counts as a strike. If the shooter or at bat player doesn’t doesn’t hit any of their opponents cups in three attempts their out. 3 strikes your out!
Once the shooting or at bat player reaches 3 outs, the teams switch from shooting to fielding. The team which was shooting or at bat is not fielding. The team which was fielding is now at bat.
Baseball Beer Pong: Base Running
When the shooting or at bat player hits one of their opposing teams cup they’ll advance to the cups at the middle of the table representing the base their now on. This player is now considered on base, they’ll stand over the cup base their now on and have the option to attempt to steal the base by playing flip cup at anytime against the fielding team player standing behind the opposing cup on the opposite side of the table.
Important note: Like Baseball attempting to steal a base is always fully optional while playing Baseball Beer Pong Gameplay, Equipment, Setup, And Rules.
There are two ways for the base runner to advance and possibly score points for his team.
Like Baseball the base runner can advance once one of his teammates also hits one of their opponents cups in the same inning. If your teammate makes a cup, they’ll move to the corresponding base that represents the cup they hit. You’ll also advance that many cups bases as well. For example if you were on 1st base and your teammate hits a single (Single Cup) you’ll advance to 2nd base and he’ll advance to 1st base.
The other possibly way for the baserunner to advance is attempting to steal a base, while on base.
Baseball Beer Pong: Base Stealing
Stealing a base in Baseball Beer Pong is accomplished by first, being on base, and playing a sudden game of flip cup against the fielder who is constantly protecting the corresponding base across the table from you. The baserunner can attempt to steal the base at anytime, as long as their team is still at bat shooting and the fielder protecting the cup has a full cup of beer and isn’t in the process of drinking or refilling their cup. If you try to steal a base while the other team is refilling a cup then you will be sent back to the base you started at.
If the base runner beats the fielder, being the first to drink the beer and successfully flip the cup as required by flippy cup the base runner advances to the next base. The base runner will then have the option at anytime to play Flip Cup against the fielder protecting that next base if they wish to attempt to try and steal that base as well.
If the base runner loses to the fielder, it is called an out and a loss of the base runner, the base runner loses their place on the base and finds himself sitting in the dugout waiting for their turn in the batting rotation to be able to be shooting.
Important Note: Base Stealing is always OPTIONAL.
Base runners don’t have the obligation at anytime during the game to attempt to steal a base. It is will within the rules to stand at their base in hopes of their teammate successfully hitting a cup to hit them in and bring them home.
Flip Cup is only played and brought into effect when the base runner wants to and is attempting to steal a base.
Like Baseball each base can only by occupied by one base runner at a time. Meaning if a baserunner was on 3rd base the base runner on 2nd base would not able to attempt a steal because 3rd base is already occupied and if he wins there would then be two base runners on third base.
The baserunner can attempt to steal the base at anytime, as long as their team is still at bat shooting and the fielder protecting the cup isn’t in the process of drinking or refilling the cup.
Forget the rules and how to play Flip Cup? No worries, it’s super simple and explained here.
Baseball Beer Pong: Optional Rules
Here are optional rules you could introduce into your next Baseball Beer Pong Gameplay, Equipment, Setup, And Rules game.
If a player on the team shooting or at bat messes up their batting rotation and shoots out of rotation the shot doesn’t count and the player is counted out. This rule increases the amount of attention paid throughout the match.
If the base runner is about to attempt flip cup and the opposing fielder lifts his cup up off the table before the base runner, the base runner automatically advances to the next base. Just like in Baseball only the runner can initiate the steal.
A steal can’t take place until the other team has setup and refilled their cups
Have you ever played Baseball Beer Pong Gameplay, Equipment, Setup, And Rules? Let us know if you have and which rules you play by in the comments below.
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College Beer Pong Tables, Cups, Balls, and Rules: Overview
Benefits of these College Themed Beer Pong Tables:
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College Beer Pong Tables, Cups, And Balls
Air Force Falcons College Beer Pong Tables, Cups, Balls, And Rules
[full_width]Here is the Chuggie Official Beer Pong House Rules List![/full_width]
[full_width]#1 Beer Pong College House Rules[/full_width]
[full_width]With a game as widespread as beer pong, there’s bound to be as many variations on the rules as there are drunks at the end of the party. Still, that doesn’t mean you can’t figure out the basics of the game, and with our guidance, we’ll get you where you need to be. Beer Pong House Rules is Number #1 on our list of official beer pong rules because it’s by far the most important rule. Number #1 on our list of official beer pong rules is the “Beer Pong House Rules.” Yeah we’ve already told you that but listen up, this one is by far the most… Read more about the: Beer Pong House Rules [/full_width]
[full_width]#2 Naked Lap College Beer Pong Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]It should come as no surprise that when you are playing a super popular, fairly competitive drinking game with college students that there’s a rule involving the removal of clothing. The Skunk Lap / Naked Lap Beer Pong Rule is beer pong’s most disputed and controversial rule routinely upheld from host to host, party to party. The skunk, naked, or streaking lap is arguably the greatest punishment among house rules for the losing team. We’ve found the rules for triggering the naked lap commonly vary but always… Read more about the: Skunk Lap / Naked Lap Beer Pong Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]#3 Trolling College Beer Pong Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]The Beer Pong Trolling Rule or “The Troll Rule” is one of our favorite house rules and with good reason. We strongly encourage the enforcement of this standard guideline during all your beer pong games. If you’re a bit adventurous then you’re in luck. The Troll Rule adds an element of danger to any beer pong game and is especially fantastic when someone sucks so tremendously at beer pong that it has got to be remembered. The Troll Rule takes… Read more about the: Beer Pong Trolling Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]#4 Ring Of Fire College Beer Pong Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]Have you ever been at a party stuck waiting on a bunch of wanna be beer pong heroes, who if they’d played you would be trolling by now? You wait and wait for them to wrap up their game so you can finally play, but it’s like your frozen in some kind of hell, forced to watch mediocrity for eternity. Never fear, the Ring of Fire Beer Pong Rule gives the rightful victors an opportunity to quickly end the match leaving the dismal competition to choke dust. If executed perfectly, the rule is so quick that the opponents… Read more about the: Ring Of Fire Beer Pong Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]#5 Beer Pong Island College Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]The Beer Pong Island Rule goes by many different aliases from solo cup, iso cup, lonely cup, skill shot, but here at Chuggie, we like to call it The Beer Pong “island” rule. This guideline offers you a rare opportunity to force your opponent to drink a hit cup and a bonus cup while they’re at it. Here’s the set – up: To start, there must be one cup on your opponent’s end that is completely untouched by neighboring cups. The cup is on its own very Island of Sauron because… Read More About The: Beer Pong Island Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]#6 Death Cup College Beer Pong Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]The Death Cup Beer Pong Rule might just be the most popular of the standard guidelines. Throughout the vast sea of rules and their variations, Death Cup is nearly always enforced, perhaps because it is so rarely achieved. Regardless of its feasibility, it’s definitely one of the rules you need to watch out for during a long night of drinking. We’ve seen it numerous times during a long night of beer pong where the reigning champs have had their winning streak ended because they’ve forgotten to pull / drink a cup… Read more about the: Death Cup Beer Pong Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]#7 College Beer Pong Heating Up Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]The Beer Pong Heating Up/On Fire Rule or “NBA Jam Beer Pong Rule” for all of you die-hard NBA Jam fanatics is nearly always on the house rules list but is commonly forgotten. Remembering to declare this rule during your beer pong games is a priority; it’s a god-send for when you’re so dialed in you just can’t seem to miss, creating a massive momentum swing during your beer pong game. There’s likely no greater feeling than seeing that stunned look on your opponents face when you win your game with a 6 consecutive … Read more about the: Heating Up Beer Pong Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]#8 College Beer Pong Triangle Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]Sometimes you’ll find yourself losing a beer pong match to some total newbs employing zero strategy, who somehow happen to get lucky. It’s frustrating and aggravating, especially if you’ve spent the pre-gaming talking up your skills. To protect yourself from this humiliation consider putting the Beer Pong Triangle Rule (Bermuda Triangle Rule) into your house rules. This guideline offers you an opportunity to put these lucky bastards to the ultimate test. The Beer Pong Triangle Rule is enacted when only… Read more about the: Triangle Beer Pong Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]#9 College Beer Pong Sniper Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]The Beer Pong Sniper Rule is about to be one of your favorite house rules as long as you don’t mind a little rowdiness at your parties and especially if you like to add an element of danger to your beer pong games. Now, if you are planning on adding the Sniper Rule to your house rules, you’d better be paying attention with your head up at all times. This guideline involves head shots and gives you the possibility of forcing your opponent to drink an extra cup–if you are able to successfully snipe them… Read more about the: Beer Pong Sniper Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]#10 Eye To Eye College Beer Pong Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]Don’t start your party night off with arguing. When it’s the first game of the night or two new teams are just getting to the table, the decision for who gets to throw first is easily decided by the Eye To Eye Beer Pong Rule or “Eyes.” To start, one player from each team will shoot “eye to eye” while aiming for their opponents cups. Simply put, this means that without looking down at the cups, both team members shoot simultaneously at their opponents cups, hoping to sink the ball in a cup, all while… Read more about the: Eye To Eye Beer Pong Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]#11 Beaming College Beer Pong Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]The ol’ Beaming Beer Pong Rule has been responsible for the kickstart of more alcohol fueled fistacuffs than any other house rule. What’s this Beaming Rule all about? Well, instead of shooting a regular shot to make your opponents cup, you intentionally throw the ball as hard as you can at the cup in hopes of knocking it over. Due to the nature of the throw required to knock over your opponents cup, you really need to whip it (whip it good), many house rules refer to it as the “Randy Johnson Rule”… Read more about the: Beaming Beer Pong Rule.[/full_width]
[full_width]#12 Bitch Cup/Freshman Cup College Beer Pong Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]There are a ton of classic house rules for beer pong and we can argue which ones are best all day long. But, we like The Bitch Cup / Freshman Cup Beer Pong Rule (it’s commonly called “Freshman Cup” because it’s usually the only cup college freshman can hit) best due to the many intriguing variations surrounding this guideline. Here are 5 variations of our favorite rule. #1 If the first cup you hit in the game is the bitch (center cup), you will unfortunately, have to walk over to the other side of the table where your opponent… Read more about the: Bitch Cup Freshman Cup Beer Pong Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]#13 College Beer Pong Elbow Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]The Beer Pong Elbow Rule is usually an unspoken rule during beer pong matches, or at least it remains unspoken until someone breaks it. Determine whether this rule is law in your house as soon as possible. The Elbow Rule is heavily disputed and there are passionate supporters for both positions in this heavy-hitting debate. The “Elbow” rule states that the shooter’s elbow must not cross an imaginary plane extending upwards from the end/edge of the table. This rule is in effect at all times during the throwing motion… Read more about the: Beer Pong Elbow Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]#14 College Beer Pong Redemption/Rebuttal Shot Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]Are you clutch? If so, you’ll love the Beer Pong Redemption/Rebuttal Shot Rule. If your last cup (10th cup) is hit only once by that one total newb without an ounce of strategy, don’t worry. You’ll want this guideline on your house list so that you’ve still got a chance to save the game and redeem yourself. After all, you’ve got to make good on all your pre-game show-boating. So, how do you play with this rule? According to the Redemption/Rebuttal shot, those beer pong newbs can only… Read more about the: Beer Pong Redemption/Rebuttal Shot Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]#15 College Beer Pong Sudden Death Overtime Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]You’ve done it, locked in your game and successfully completed redemption, forcing the Beer Pong Sudden Death Overtime Rule into play. It’s definitely go-time, and now time to turn it on so you don’t spoil this miraculous comeback you’ve pulled out of your ass. The party crowd is fired up, the moment is growing tense, and an eager crowd has gathered around the table to witness this miracle. Sudden Death Overtime occurs after a team who was once on the brink of elimination has successfully… Read more about the: Beer Pong Sudden Death Overtime Rule [/full_width]
[full_width]#16 College Beer Pong Reracks Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]The Beer Pong Reracks Rule is an integral part of any beer pong game. The “rack” in beer pong is the reference to the formation or position of the cups sitting on the table in a game of beer pong. Most players agree that you can request your opponents to re-rack (reorganize) their cups you’re shooting at during the game. The most common dispute that arises is over how many re-racks your allowed to request per game, and which re-rack cup formations (shapes) are allowed… Read more about the: Beer Pong Reracks Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]#17 College Beer Pong Bounce Shot Rules[/full_width]
[full_width]We’ve witnessed some big macho tough guys declare that the Beer Pong Bounce Shot Rules or “bouncing” is for bitches, but we’d like to disagree. We love this rule and always have it on our house rule list, and we figure you should too as it keeps people on task. The “Bounce Shot,” or indirect shot is a unique rule where the ball can be bounced instead of thrown at any point during the game. This allows for one bonus cup each turn. The ball must bounce off the table before landing in a cup. If you bounce your shot off the… Read more about the: Beer Pong Bounce Shot Rules[/full_width]
[full_width]#18 College Beer Pong Celebrity Shot Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]We’ve all been there, it’s the middle of a beer pong match and your touch has gone cold. In the time it takes to flip a dime, you can’t make a shot, your team’s struggling, your pride hurts, and your teammate is becoming awfully nervous at the thought of soon trolling or, even worse, holding hands and completing the dreaded naked lap. At this point, the Beer Pong Celebrity Shot Rule might be the only thing that can save your friendship and the game on a rough night at the beer pong table… Read more about the: Beer Pong Celebrity Shot Rule [/full_width]
[full_width]#19 College Beer Pong Spilled Cup Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]When it comes to party fouls, college kids don’t play around. So, since beer pong was created by these crazily inventive group of people, it’s not shocking that they’ve got a punishment for one of the greatest party fouls, spilling your drink. The Beer Pong Spilled Cup Rule is exactly that, a rule that punishes you for purposely or accidentally knocking your own cup over in the middle of a chaotic game of beer pong or being stingy on the amount of beer you poured into your cup. Honestly, we all know… Read more about the: Beer Pong Spilled Cup Rule [/full_width]
[full_width]#20 Guys Finger, Girls Blow College Beer Pong Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]Guys Finger, Girls Blow Beer Pong Rule is a common rule featured on many beer pong house rule lists because it offers an opportunity for defense against your opponents and to distract them with such a blatant innuendo. Like any house rule, Guys Finger, Girls Blow must be declared before the start of the game. Once declared, the idea behind this rule is that if your cup is hit and the beer pong ball is spinning around the inner rim of one of your cups, you may reach in and try to pluck it out with… Read more about the: Guys Finger, Girls Blow Beer Pong Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]#21 Traveling College Beer Pong Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]The Traveling Beer Pong Rule is a unique rule on our Chuggie official beer pong rules list because it is the only rule we’ve included that we actually refuse to include on our own House Rules list. We still decided to include it because we’re positive your going to experience being stuck playing with this rule sooner or later. We often find total beer pong newbs who solely rely on shit ass luck to win their matches, who somehow do happen to get lucky often include this rule on their own house rule list. This is of course until… Read more about the Traveling Beer Pong Rule [/full_width]
[full_width]#22 College Beer Pong Trick Shot Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]You’ll be wishing you paid more attention back in high school while stuck in Calculus if you knew you could use it like this, because it turns out your teacher was right, you do actually use math in the real world. Using the general Calculus principles to determine the trajectory of the pong ball as it reaches terminal velocity and then plummets towards your opponents cup will surely help you successfully hit their cup when attempting the Beer Pong Trick… Read more about the Beer Pong Trick Shot Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]#23 College Beer Pong Fixing Cup Formation Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]The Beer Pong Fixing Cup Formation Rule is arguably the simplest rule on the Chuggie official beer pong rule list. Make sure you don’t let the simplicity of this rule overshadow the importance of having it on your house rule list. The “Fixing Cup Rule” can be requested at any time during your beer pong match. You may ask for the cups to be fixed to the original formation or your last requested re-rack formation. Throughout your game you may find the cups have slid due to slippery cups sliding… Read more about the: Beer Pong Fixing Cup Formation Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]#24 College Beer Pong Balls Back Rule[/full_width]
[full_width]We could not think of a better way to wrap up our Chuggie official beer pong house rule list, than with one of the most universal rules in Beer Pong. The Beer Pong Balls Back Rule. This rule is the reason we have those memories or hear those folk tales about the monstrous comebacks and momentum swings during beer pong games and tournaments. The Beer Pong Balls Back Rule states that when both you and your teammate make successful throws in two different cups in a single turn. Your opponents drink… Read more about the: Beer Pong Balls Back Rule [/full_width]