Base Game: Standard 7-Card Stud
Wild cards: Yes
Created by: Unknown
Submitted by: Brian O'Neill
Typically, Baseball is played in its primary variation, Night Baseball, but its origin appears to be a 7-Card Stud game.
The hand is dealt and played as standard 7-Card Stud.
3's and 9's are wild at all times.
If a 4 is dealt face up, then the player has the option of buying an extra down card (given immediately by the dealer) for a "fee".
Sometimes also referred to as "Midnight Baseball".
Instead of dealing as a 7-Card Stud game, each player is dealt 7 cards down, blind to the player (they may NOT look at them). A player which views their cards must pay a penalty (typically the "pot" to that point, and must fold).
3's and 9's are still wild, and 4's when turned up allow the player to but an additional card (given face down immediately) for a fee.
The dealer turns the top card of the deck as a "starting point". The player to the left of the dealer then begins turning over cards until they beat the starting point. They are then given the option to bet or pass. Play then continues with the next player turning over cards until they can beat the previous player's hand, then betting, etc. Turning over too many cards generally involves a penalty. If a player cannot beat the previous hand, they are out.
A player can turn over cards in any order they wish.
Betting in this game has several variations. Typically, once a player beats the previous hand, they are allowed to bet, and everyone must match, raise, or fold. If they choose not to bet, then either play continues, OR the ability to bet passes to the previous person on down until it reaches the current high hand again.