The popularity of Mulligans in the sport of Golf has proven to be infectious. The golf do-over actually originated in the Bronx in the 1950's in the sport of box ball. Street kids delivered a high bouncing Spaldeen against a building wall on a single bounce. The field was marked by the concrete boxes on the sidewalk. "Babies", "Giants" and "Curveballs" were used by the three players titled Ace, King, Queen with a fourth on deck, the Jack. When a ball was too close to call on a line or at the wall, players would agree it was a Hindoo, or a do-over.
Mulligans in baseball will be used for called third strikes and fourth balls. Each team will have three in a regulation nine inning game with one more in extra-innings. Football's do-overs will be used for missed field goals, fumbles, interceptions and felonies.
The NBA is still debating whether to implement the Mulligan on missed free throws, errant passes and rape charges.