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Sports Illustrated Kids Weekly

Sports Around the World

January 27, 1999

Scotland

Scotland's national sport is Shinty [shin-TEE]. The game is played like field hockey. Each team has 12 players and tries to hit a ball into the

other team's goal. Kids in Scotland start playing shinty at age 5!

Wacky Sports Inventions

Invention: The Double Glove

Who invented it: Inventor James Bennett

When: 1905

Why: Early baseball gloves had no pocket or webbing. A player caught the ball in the palm of his glove.

How it worked: James attached two gloves using a piece of leather. The player wore one glove on each hand. He caught the ball by clapping his hands.

Why it failed: Fielders couldn't run with their hands connected. Also, throwing the ball was nearly impossible!

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