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
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!