I know my father played “rounders” in Scotland in the 1920’s besides football (soccer). My grandfather played shinty in the Highlands in the 1880’s and 1890’s and then went to sea. At that time football (soccer) was almost unknown in the Highlands so he never played football in his life. But he did play baseball in the USA and Canada. He mentioned a shinty ball is similar to a baseball and one threw up and hit the ball as one does playing pepper.