Armed with a bat, ball, glove and friends. Choose who will go first. This person will hand-toss the ball to him or herself and hit the ball with the bat.
After batting the ball, lay the bat down horizontally across home-plate. The player in the field who catches the ball, then rolls the ball on the ground from where it was caught, trying to hit the bat.
Whoever catches the ball and hits the bat from that spot gets a turn to bat. We loved this game as kids and it's unbelievable how hard it can be to hit that bat!!