ABE developed many versions of the chicken that played
baseball. In one version, the chicken hit (pecked) a light-weight baseball
that floated atop a column of air. In another version, the chicken hit the
baseball, but the chicken did not run (see left). In the Home Run
Chicken, the chicken swung the bat (by pulling a loop), which hit a ball.
The chicken then ran all the bases and even touched home plate.