_ Andrew kindly writes in with a great photo of an old
“baseball” playfield _
_ That “paint job” is clearly a Baseball Field _ Green Turf
and Chalk Outline w/Hole #24 Home Base _
_ Notice the side-springs, mini-posts, and other missing
playfield pieces! _
Time: Today at 1:20 AM
I refer to these bingo machines as Baseball machines but
didn't know why.
Your photos have jogged my memory and I do remember the
bats on machines in Fitzroy around 1976.
I played more later in Carnegie in 1978 but no bats on them.
Recently I purchased a Hawaii bingo and that came with a
very rundown Cypress Gardens. The playfield had been Baseballised although
no bat remains.
The Cypress Gardens stamp can be seen where the bat was
See attached photo.
Great site and good that people send in stuff like Mike did
as it is interesting and informative.
Andrew wrote me a back a couple of months ago, to make sure
that everyone knew this was actually the playfield of the Cyprus Garden he
is restoring _ He was worried I was confused _ laugh _ Well, he was
Really enjoy your site.
Last year I sent a photo of my baseballised Cypress Gardens.
You have it displayed as "Another Baseball Bingo"
Hopefully I didn't mislead you, I removed some playfield
parts for cleaning, it wasn't done years ago.
The serial Nos are for the head C2518, the playfield and
cabinet are both C3582.
I am now restoring the machine, a very big task.
I have a thread on Aussiepinball and a guys father was the
man who converted many to Baseball games. See thread.
On the 3rd posting he shows a bit of a find. Bingos now seem
rare over here.
Hope you get a chance to check them out.
_ Now check out the new links he provided below _ Awesome _
I will post them in the entirety _