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  Baseball - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Baseball is played between two teams of nine players each on a baseball field, usually under the authority of one or more officials, called umpires.
Although baseball is considered a non-contact sport; a runner may be allowed to make potentially dangerous contact with a fielder as part of an attempt to reach a base, unless that fielder is fielding a batted ball.
Baseball is thought to be a direct descendant of cricket, rounders, and town ball (which was much like rounders), though the game's true origins are uncertain.
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  Baseball - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Baseball is a team sport, in which a fist-sized ball is thrown by a player called a pitcher and hit with a bat.
Baseball is played between two teams of nine players each on a baseball field, usually under the authority of one or more officials, called umpires.
Baseball history is full of heroes and goats—men who in the heat of the moment distinguished themselves with a timely hit or catch, or an untimely strikeout or error.
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 Encyclopedia: Baseball positions
A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a...
The position of the third baseman A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in the sport of baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base, the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in a counterclockwise succession in order to score a run.
The position of the shortstop A shortstop moves to his left, toward the center of the field, to play a ground ball Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and third base.
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 Baseball positions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Each position has an associated number (from 1 to 9) which is used to score putouts.
A double play where the second baseman fields, throws to the shortstop at second base, who throws to the first baseman is recorded as a 4-6-3 double play.
The first baseman's job, in addition to fielding balls hit in his direction, is primarily to catch throws from the other infielders (2B, 3B and SS) in order to retire the batter and prevent him from getting on base.
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 Baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Baseball is a team sport, in which a fist-sized ball is thrown by a defensive player called a pitcher and hit by an offensive player called a batter with a round, smooth stick called a bat.
Baseball is unique in that the manager and coaches all wear numbered uniforms similar to those of the players.
Baseball is fundamentally a team sport—even two or three Hall of Fame-caliber players are no guarantee of a pennant—yet it places individual players under great pressure and scrutiny.
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 Baseball positions -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
If the third baseman fields a ball and throws it to first, it is recorded as a 5-3 ((baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball) out.
The first baseman's job, in addition to fielding balls hit in his direction, is primarily to catch throws from the other ((baseball) a person who plays a position in the infield) infielders (2B, 3B and SS) in order to retire the batter and prevent him from getting on base.
SS: (The fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between 2nd and 3rd base) Shortstop (6).
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 Baseball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In its usual form, the game of baseball is played between two teams of nine players at a time on a playing field consisting of four bases, arranged in a diagonal square ("the diamond") and a large outfield extending from two adjacent sides of the diamond.
Most baseball fields are enclosed with a fence that marks the outer edge of the outfield.
In an enclosed field, a fair ball hit over the fence is normally an automatic home run, which entitles the batter and all runners to touch all the bases and score.
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 Bambooweb: Baseball
In an enclosed field, a fair ball hit over the fence is normally an automatic home run, which entitles the batter and all runners to touch all the bases and score.
Baseball is thought to be a direct descendant of cricket, rounders, and town ball, though the game's origins are uncertain.
A series of strikes and lockouts began in baseball, affecting portions of the 1972 and 1981 seasons and culminating in the infamous strike of 1994 that led to the cancellation of the World Series.
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 First baseman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a base runner in order to score a run for that player's team.
Also, first base is often referred to as "the other hot corner"—the "hot corner" being third base—and he must have reflexes to field the hardest hit balls down the foul line, mainly by left-handed batters.
Players who throw left-handed are preferred at this position because after catching a batted ball, or a ball thrown by the catcher or pitcher, they do not have to turn before throwing the ball to another base.
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 Bunt - TheBestLinks.com - Baseball, Baseball fielding positions, 1960s, 2000, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The primary goal in bunting is to ground the ball into fair territory, as far from the fielders as possible, generally while staying within the infield.
This requires not only physical dexterity and concentration, but also a knowledge of the fielders' positions, their relation to the baserunner or baserunners, and knowledge of the pitcher's most likely pitches.
The bunt has enjoyed periodic waves of acceptance and use throughout baseball history, coinciding with the periodic shifts of dominance between pitching and hitting over the decades.
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 Barton's Youth Baseball: Fielding
In youth baseball a major problem with players in the field is that they are not ready for the ball that is hit to them.
Constantly repeating this to your players in the field will help to prevent indecision by your players when the ball is hit their way.
The object of each team is to throw to the next player in their line until the ball goes all the way down to the end of the line and back.
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 Baseball at AllExperts
A series of strikes and lockouts began in baseball, affecting portions of the 1972 and 1981 seasons and culminating in the infamous 1994 baseball strike that led to the cancellation of the World Series and carried over into 1995 before it was finally settled.
Baseball is most popular in East Asia and the Americas, although in South America its popularity is mainly limited to the northern portion of the continent.
While baseball is perhaps the most popular sport in the United States and is certainly one of the two most popular along with football, it is difficult to determine which is more popular because of the wide discrepancy in number of games per season.
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 Baseball - BaseballWiki
Baseball on both the professional and amateur levels is popular in North America, Central America, parts of South America, parts of the Caribbean, and East Asia.
Baseball is played between two teams of nine players each on a baseball field, under the authority of one or more officials, called umpires.
Baseball's history is full of heroes and goats—men who in the heat of the moment (the "clutch") distinguished themselves with a timely hit or catch, or an untimely strikeout or error.
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 All About Baseball
Baseball is distantly related to cricket and rounders, while softball is very similar to baseball.
In its usual form, the game is between two teams of nine players on a playing field consisting of 4 bases, arranged in a diagonal square ("the diamond") and a large outfield.
All the defensive players are on the field at once, while the offensive players come to bat one at a time.
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 Pitching - TheBestLinks.com - Baseball statistics, Base on balls, Baseball, Baseball fielding positions, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In baseball, pitching is the act of throwing the baseball from the pitcher's mound toward the catcher with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to make contact with it, or draw a walk.
Keeping a foot on the pitcher's rubber at the center of the pitcher's mound, which is 60 feet 6 inches from home plate, the pitcher throws the baseball to the catcher, who is positioned behind home plate and catches the ball.
The pitcher must attempt to field any balls coming up the middle, and in fact a Gold Glove award is reserved for the pitcher with the best fielding ability.
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 MSN Encarta - Dictionary - shift
intransitive verb baseball change fielding positions: to change positions on a baseball diamond to respond to a new batter or forestall an expected change of tactics by the opposing team (refers to fielders)
baseball change in fielders' position: a change in the positions of the fielders on a baseball diamond to respond to a new batter or forestall an expected change of tactics by the opposing team
football change in players' position: in football, a change in the position of a player or players on the field after the teams have lined up but before the ball is snapped
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 Baseball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Although the three most popular team sports in North America are ball games (baseball, basketball and American football), baseball's popularity was once so great that the word "ballgame" in the United States specifically refers to a game of baseball, and "ballfield" to a baseball diamond.
Players often shift their positioning in response to specific batters or game situtations, and they may exchange positions with one another at any time.
The act of throwing a baseball overhand at high speed is unnatural to the body and somewhat damaging to human muscles-pitchers are very susceptible to injuries and soreness, so baseball teams always have several pitchers.
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 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Baseball positioning
In baseball, while there are nine named fielding positions, players may move around freely.
The positioning for the nine positions is very flexible, although they all have regular depths—distances from home plate, and sometimes lateral positioning.
The second baseman may simply move to the right, in which case this just qualifies as a shift, or he might move deeper into shallow right field—this particular formation is called the wishbone defense, because of the shape the shortstop, first baseman, second baseman, and right fielder make.
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 Cricket Fielding Positions and Pitch Layout
Although a cricket team consists of 12 players, only eleven of these players will take the field during the innings in which the team is fielding, with the 12th player remaining in reserve in the likelihood of an injury to a fielding player.
These will include whether or not the fielding team has already batted and if so, whether the total runs they made during their batting innings are decisive enough for the captain to decide the fielding team is in a winning position.
An attacking field would be set so as to force the batting side into making errors by adopting aggressive bowling tactics and placing fieldsmen in close to the batsman.
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 Fielding
Our goal is not to turn your young player into a professional, but to give him or her the tools for success that will make the game more enjoyable for the both of you.
After fielding 10 ground balls, the fielder becomes the shagger, the shagger becomes the hitter, and the hitter becomes the new fielder.
It is important for the player to field the ball by moving on a semicircular path in order for the drill to be effective.
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 Baseball Corner - Baseball Fielding Tips & Drills.
The field master pitching machine allows kids to improve their hand eye coordination and follow a ball's path better without the fear of being hit by a real baseball.
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 Throwing
Position a complete infield, except for the pitcher, and outfield.
Start off by hitting a grounder down the left field line, outfield throws to second base, then goes to the back of the line.
After all fielders have gone through once, hit grounder to left center, outfielder fields the ball and throws to second base, once group has completed one cycle hit grounder directly to left fielder who will now throw to home.
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The positions are C (catcher), 1 (first base), 2 (second base), 3 (third base), O (outfield), S (shortstop), P (pitcher), D (designated hitter), H and R (pinch hitter and runner).
If there is a * before a position means the player appeared in at least 2/3rd's of the teams games at that position.
The fielding data we are using to determine these "regulars" are somewhat incomplete.
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 DM's Explanation of Cricket - Fielding Positions
There are dozens of differently named fielding positions, not all of which can be filled by the players.
The fielding positions shown here with a brown dot are the basic named positions.
The slips, gully, short leg, and "silly" positions are close catching positions, designed almost purely to take catches that the batsman inadvertantly hits with his bat.
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Unlike baseball, which has 9 specific fielding positions which never alter, football positions have much more variety.
Split end, tailback, flanker, nickel back and dime back are just a few of the positions that may be used from time to time.
As a salesperson, you may think it is logical to ask the customer "what position do you play?" when trying to determine the customer’s needs.
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A left fielder, abbreviated LF, is an outfielder in the sport of baseball who plays defense in left field.
Hits to left field tend to curve toward the right field foul line, and left fielders must learn to adjust to that.
The left fielder still requires good fielding and catching skills, and tends to receive more balls than the right fielder due to the fact that right-handed hitters, which are much more common, tend to "pull" the ball into left field.
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