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  Baseball - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /baseball.htm   (5798 words)

 Baseball slang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Slang terms (as distinct from jargon) have evolved a usage and meaning independent of baseball and are often used by those with little knowledge of the game.
In baseball, a bean ball is a pitch intentionally thrown at a batter's head.
In baseball, a player who is touching a base is not in danger of being put out.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baseball_slang   (1521 words)

 Baseball: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Baseball
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.
Baseball action involves blazing speeds and fractions of seconds, and is as much a mental contest as a physical one.
Baseball IS leisurely -- for the idle observer.
www.encyclopedian.com /ba/Baseball.html   (2795 words)

 All About Baseball
Baseball is a team sport that is popular in the Americas and East Asia.
Baseball is distantly related to cricket and rounders, while softball is very similar to baseball.
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.
creativebaseball.com /all-about-baseball.htm   (3924 words)

 Past Time
The three losing candidates each held baseball bats emblazoned with their political positions—"fusion," "nonintervention," and "slavery extension." Lincoln, holding a ball, his right foot planted firmly on "home base," fittingly held a long rail, labeled "equal rights and free territory." Each of the men discussed the outcome of the election using baseball jargon.
Baseball, writes Novak, "born out of the enlightenment and the philosophies so beloved of Jefferson, Madison, and Hamilton," is "designed as geometrically as the city of Washington...
Baseball had become embedded in the culture on several levels: as a popular pastime for boys and men; a spectator sport; a centerpiece of national and local periodical reporting; a profession and form of entrepreneurial commercialized leisure; and increasingly as a source of national pride.
partners.nytimes.com /books/first/t/tygiel-past.html   (3195 words)

 Baseball - Biocrawler definition:Baseball - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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.
Effective pitching is vitally important to a baseball team, as pitching is the key for the defensive team to retiring batters and runners to hold the other team at bat.
Baseball is unique in that the manager and coaches all wear numbered uniforms similar to those of the players.
www.biocrawler.com /biowiki/Baseball   (5905 words)

 Bambooweb: Baseball
In the United States, baseball has often been called the national pastime, and the total attendance for Major League games is more than that of all other American professional sports combined.
Baseball is a team game—even two or three Hall of Fame caliber players cannot guarantee a pennant by themselves.
After professional baseball began around 1865, the National League was founded in 1876, and professional baseball began to take off.
www.bambooweb.com /articles/b/a/Baseball.html   (5008 words)

 Baseball - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It has also been suggested, although there is little evidence, that owners had the baseball "juiced", since this new offensive style was very popular and was helping to redeem the game after it was rocked by the Black Sox gambling scandal.
Both football and basketball use a clock, and fans must often watch games end while one team degrades the competitive element of the game by "killing the clock" rather than competing directly against the opposing team.
Many people fail to recognize that baseball is a game of strategy and anticipation, as much as it is a game of skill and athleticism.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/Baseball   (2898 words)

 Baseball at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Baseball is a distant relative of cricket and rounders, and it is very similar to softball.
In its usual form, the game of baseball is played between two teams of nine players on a playing field consisting of four bases, arranged in a diagonal square ("the diamond") and a large outfield.
In Major League Baseball the longest game played was a 25-inning affair between the Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers on the successive evenings of May 8-9, 1984 (the White Sox won, 7-6).
wiki.tatet.com /Baseball.html   (4371 words)

 American Demographics: The future of baseball
Baseball's owners and players now see their fans--their customers--as a minor concern, a little piece of the business best handled by Ticketmaster.
But baseball closes the gap on football when moderately interested fans are also counted, at 58 percent for football and 57 percent for baseball.
In contrast, baseball fans who work as executive's, managers, and administrators see in major-league baseball a poorly run business whose directors have badly bumbled a labor dispute, alienated their customers, and still can't set their business straight.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m4021/is_n4_v18/ai_18142072   (1468 words)

 Baseball information from Answerbag
In modern times the baseballs are spun tighter than they were in the olden days, which makes the baseball "jump" off the bat when struck.
It was also baseball great, Joe DiMaggio’s home away from his hotel room and a place where the day’s famous athletes, ambitious politicians, or Broadway stars would go to brush their fame against another’s.
In New York in the 20s-40s, baseball was king, fueled by the three teams in New York: the Yankees, the Dodgers and the Giants.
www.answerbag.com /c_view.php?id=226   (2271 words)

 Baseball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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.
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.
Main article: Batting (baseball) image Barry Bonds just after swinging at a pitch (photo: AgĂȘncia Brasil) Each plate appearance consists of a series of pitches, in which the pitcher throws the ball towards home plate while a batter is standing in the batter's box.
www.yotor.com /wiki/en/ba/Baseball.htm   (5079 words)

 Sports -- Science and Sports: The Physics Behind Baseball
Baseball fans often miss this scientific layer, as everyday baseball jargon undervalues the scientific phenomena of the game.
One of baseball’s first real stars, James Creighton of the Brooklyn Niagaras, changed that tradition and, ultimately, the way baseball is played.
In major league baseball, the speed of a respectable fastball generally hovers around 90 mph.
www.thehoya.com /sports/020703/sports5.cfm   (1094 words)

 Baseball slang - TheBestLinks.com - American English, Bisexual, Black Sox scandal, Home run, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The term was originally a slang reference to minor league baseball, with the implication that something was not ready for wide exposure and competition.
This originally refers to a play in which a base runner starts to advance to the next base when the ball is pitched (similar to a stolen base), with the batter instructed to try to hit the ball (to prevent the runner being thrown out).
Baseball games are cancelled for rain, but must be rescheduled.
www.thebestlinks.com /Baseball_slang.html   (667 words)

 Lingua Franca - 19/05/2001: Sporting Jargon...
Cricket and baseball are both based on the use of a bat and a ball.
There is a phrase in baseball 'to have something on the ball', which has a similar figurative meaning, and 'on the ball' is possibly a shortening of this.
The use of sporting jargon is often highlighted as something that obstructs international communication, especially when it is derived from sports that have a particular cultural identity.
www.abc.net.au /rn/arts/ling/stories/s296921.htm   (1928 words)

 Baseball Digest: Language of game is constantly changing - Brief Article
Language is a living thing, and sports jargon is as much habit for some as coffee with cream.
In baseball, the ways you might have described a home run as a child--tater, dinger, crushed it, rocket, long ball--might still apply on fields today.
Some jargon is passed down like a fraternity's secret handshake, and it often doesn't matter if a particular saying makes sense.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FCI/is_7_61/ai_86826866   (752 words)

 NetShrine Discussion Forum - Karimpour-mania to come?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Baseball is another example of the ``cultural exchanges'' promoted by reformist President Mohammad Khatami, re-elected this month by a landslide.
Even more curious than baseball in Iran is the crew of Americans brought over to drill the players: retired umpires, college coaches, some ex-major leaguers such as veteran utility infielder Mike Brumley - and Glenn Johnson, a Christian missionary in a country where trying to convert Muslims is punishable by death.
Johnson, a former baseball coach at Grace College in Indiana, is an associate at the missionary group Unlimited Potential Inc. Their motto is: ``Serving Christ Through Baseball,'' but it is not used in Iran.
www.netshrine.com /vbulletin2/showthread.php?t=428   (878 words)

 Baseball at Fact Expert
Baseball is a great game, even known as the American pastime.
Baseball has been called the American pastime and it probably stems in part from the reality that it is so accessible.
Regardless of who you are and where you stand in the baseball field or stadium, baseball is truly a game that excites the American passion and serves as the symbol of summertime fun.
baseball.factexpert.com   (368 words)

 Jargon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Jargon, as distinct from slang, is specialist technical terminology used by those who work in a particular profession.
Calling something jargon may have mild pejorative connotations.
A more neutral phrase is term of art; especially in legal language, the implication is of terminology particular to one area of discussion or activity, which may in that context have a rather clear and well-defined application.
www.yotor.com /wiki/en/ja/Jargon.htm   (96 words)

 Big-league ball his 'koigokoro'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
baseball practices eventually paid off as a ticket to the major leagues.
His role is not exactly what he daydreamed of as a youngster, but he is still putting on a big-league uniform each season.
Turner, who was part of a story on baseball's Japanese interpreters in the Sept. 26 Sports Illustrated, has been in the spotlight since taking over translating for Ichiro, who last year set the major-league record for hits in a season.
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 Amazon.com: Baseball's Pivotal Era, 1945-1951: Books: William Marshall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In 1944, baseball saw the death of Commissioner Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, who had rescued baseball from the ignominy of the Black Sox scandal and ruled the game with an iron fist for 24 years.
Pro baseball was largely bush league in the slumping years of WWII, and it emerged facing a lineup of new adversaries like labor unrest, competing leagues, and a nascent desegregation movement.
Because of a sincere love of baseball, and a head stuffed with old baseball facts and stats, I have uncovered what I believe to be, several typos and/or discrepancies that I would happy to pass on, in case there is going to be an errata.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0813120411?v=glance   (2050 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Ball wound too tight, or those throwing it?
Yet baseball also wants the public to believe its equipment is essentially unchanged in the eight decades since the end of the Dead Ball era.
A study baseball commissioned at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell found that balls manufactured in 2000 were virtually identical to those produced in the previous two years.
The standard major league baseball weighs five ounces, measures nine inches in circumference, has a cork center wrapped in four layers of yarn, is enclosed in a cowhide cover and leaves Bonds' bat as if propelled by an artillery piece.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/sullivan/20021022-9999_1s22sullivan.html   (796 words)

 language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Much like any other sport, baseball has terms, which only those who are involved with the game know, and terms that are self-explanatory.
Baseball and the American way of life have almost always gone hand in hand.
Baseball is a game that is filled with terms that pertain to the player’s position.
www.louisville.edu /~elstre01/lang.html   (512 words)

 Sun Herald - 07/27/97
This night, his progress was slowed by all the baseballs shoved in his direction by the dozen or so fans left in the park.
A Florida State League baseball autographed by Ruben Mateo might be worth holding on to since Mateo is one of the gems of the Texas Rangers' organization.
Baseball," Mateo says while wading through a steaming plate of chicken fajitas at Chilis Thursday after the Rangers' lone afternoon game of the season.
www.sun-herald.com /newsarchive2/072797/sp1.htm   (1008 words)

 hiddengem's Spring Training Thread - Baseball Fever
Baseball is like one big fraternity and it gets even more tight at the Major League level.
Since your life is pretty much baseball for half the year, and a lot of the other half is spent preparing for the season, are most of your close friends involved in baseball, or do you still have really close friends who aren't assosciated with baseball?
I still have some good friends I keep in touch with back in CA that are not baseball related, but out here in Texas most of my close friends are players.
www.baseball-fever.com /showthread.php?t=24026   (3927 words)

 Baseball - Art History Online Reference and Guide
Among American television viewers, however, it has been surpassed in popularity (in terms of television ratings) by American football and auto racing.
The thrilling playoffs of 2004, followed by the AL West having the closest race in the history of the game and the Red Sox's epic comeback against the Yankees has resulted in what some have called the "New Golden Age" for baseball.
Baseball gloves come in a variety of shapes and sizes, depending on a player's position.
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/Baseball   (5989 words)

 19c - SABR33 presentations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
His area of concentration is baseball literature, baseball jargon, and signals as a language.
This presentation covers the evolution of the legalization of Sunday baseball, including arguments used for and against it, early attempts to get around the law, its economic impact on clubs in cities where it was legal and where it was not, and legislative efforts and court decisions focusing on Sunday ball.
He is the author of _Baseball Fever: Early Baseball in Michigan_ published this year by the University of Michigan Press.
world.std.com /~pgw/19c/abs33.html   (1308 words)

 Looking for Yogi - Christianity Today Magazine
This confluence often seems unwieldy, with some of the discussions forbiddingly jargon-laden (and not baseball jargon, which would be welcome more often).
On the baseball field, in ephemeral barnstorming games lost to memory or to the archives, such teams and such players disproved the myths of racial inferiority with eloquent and often superior play over the very white rivals they were not allowed to join in the Major Leagues.
Baseball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Batter's Box is available from Amazon.com and other book retailers.
www.christianitytoday.com /ct/2005/109/22.0.html   (2207 words)

 Adventures in Poetry
Baseball is like one of those kinds of things to me. I actually think about baseball a lot, even when it’s not happening, like now.
Parts of baseball I especially like to think about are the bat parts and the running parts.
My grade school had my gym class play baseball, and it so happens I am a myopically challenged person who requires glasses (the technical term in baseball jargon is “four-eyes”).
www.realchangenews.org /pastissuesupgrade/2004_02_05/current/features/adven_poetry.html   (689 words)

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