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  directopedia : Directory : Sports : Baseball
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 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.
www.directopedia.org /directory/Sports-Baseball.shtml   (8751 words)

 Positions - BR Bullpen
Baseball fielding positions are governed more by experience and traditional practice than by the rules.
Despite the lack of rules on positioning, the positions have become so standardized that anything more than a minor change in players' positons is viewed as noteworthy.
Experience has taught teams that the best approach is to position four infielders near the lines between first, second, and third base and three outfielders deep in the field.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/Positions   (168 words)

 Top20baseball.com - Your Top20 Guide for baseball!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
There are nine defensive positions, however, only two of the positions have a mandatory location (pitcher and catcher), the locations of the other fielders is not specified by the rules.
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.
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 and carried over into 1995 before it was finally settled.
www.top20baseball.com   (8043 words)

 Tee Ball® Baseball Playing Rules
When a Team has entered all of its substitutes in a game and then has an injury, illness or ejection of a player, the manager of the opposing team shall appoint someone on the other teams bench not currently in the line-up to replace the player who must leave the game.
That appointed player can play any position his manager wishes, but would bat in the place of the player who left the game even though he batted in another place in the order previously.
Some forward or backward movement of the back foot will be ignored by the umpires if in their judgment the batter was not attempting to deceive the defensive team.
www.geocities.com /teeballbaseball/play.htm   (2449 words)

 I love Baseball.
Arguably the greatest baseball movie of all time, and very well might be the best that ever will to come.
They play everyday in their run-down sandlot no matter what, that is unless they do not have a ball, or enough money for a new one.
Classic baseball movie, although this one is not for kids.
www.iit.edu /~chilnic/baseball.html   (1441 words)

One of the most important things are to catch the ball and be able stretch for a bad throw with your foot on the bag.
His job is to cover second when a man is on the base and the cut-off man for right field when thrown to second or first.
His jobs are to cover second base on a double play if the ball is hit to the second baseman or the first baseman.
library.thinkquest.org /J002934/Positions.html   (442 words)

 Youth Baseball Field Positions - MomsTeam.com
A pitcher should be tough, smart, and keep his or her composure under pressure (such as throw strikes behind in the count or when there are people on base).
The pitcher is the fifth infielder and needs to field his or her position on bunts, grounders, and pop ups, and back up the catcher on plays at the plate.
Playing the infield positions (other than first base) is easiest for right-handed players, since they do not have to turn as far to throw the ball to first.
www.momsteam.com /alpha/sports/baseball/positions.shtml   (857 words)

 Baseball - MSN Encarta
During the game, most managers prefer to perform their duties from the dugout, except for occasional visits to the field to remove a pitcher or argue a call with an umpire.
Two or more coaches, positioned closer to the field, assist the manager by communicating with the players.
In a baseball game, one team is designated the home team and the other is the visiting team.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761577710_2/Baseball.html   (1056 words)

 Fielding - BR Bullpen
Four infielders - the first baseman (1B) and the third baseman (3B) who occupy positions close to their respective bases, and the second baseman (2B) and the shortstop (SS) who stand respectively between first and second base, and second and third base.
When fielders are playing in positions different than this standard layout, it is known as a defensive shift.
The designated hitter (DH) is a unique position, as he cannot occupy a fielding position, and when he is used as a fielder in the course of a game, he loses his status as the DH.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/Fielding   (956 words)

 Baseball positions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Each position has an associated number (from 1 to 9) which is used to score putouts.
The fielding positions in baseball are the basis for the famous comedy routine Who's On First?
When a runner is on first base, the first baseman should stand in his regular position, but in front of the runner, so as to not block his base path.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baseball_positions   (773 words)

 Baseball . For Teachers . The Best of the Best | PBS
Findings should include the individual's personal history, how he or she entered baseball, his or her career records, the teams for which he or she played, major accomplishments, any notable quotes, outstanding moments or events, etc. Instruct students to record this information on a graphic organizer to post in the classroom.
Instruct the teams to engage in an informal debate — in the voice of the people they represent &mdash on who is the better player or manager, supporting their defense with information found during their research.
Select one of the "bests" highlighted in the series and compare him or her against current baseball "bests." Compare ideas on and discuss whether Americans would react to past sports stars the same way if they were to appear on the scene today.
www.pbs.org /kenburns/baseball/teachers/lesson6.html   (970 words)

 American Heroes
Baseball Player Tom Poorman characterized the dead ball era style of play by exhibiting hustle, speed on the base paths and having the athletic ability to play a variety of baseball positions.
Released by the Chicago Baseball Team after his rookie year Tom Poorman returned to Lock Haven PA, where he was born and raised.
Major league baseball history attests to the fact that baseball was a rough-and-tumble game in the 1870s thru the early 1900s.
www.baseballhistorian.com /html/american_heroes.cfm?page=197   (829 words)

 Learning Baseball
A positive attitude is contagious, and you get it from the confidence gained from earnest practice.
Although baseball is by no means a male-only sport, this site will take advantage of our etymological deficiencies and use male pronouns when talking about our team, and female pronouns when referring to our opponents.
Baseball builds character; be part of the construction crew.
learningbaseball.com   (872 words)

 Baseball: Field Positions
These positions will be easiest for right-handed players, since they do not have to turn as far to throw the ball to first.
Being able to ‘think-ahead’ is required for this position as well.
Of all outfield positions, this player should have the weakest arm, as they do not generally throw the ball as far.
www.thecoachingcorner.com /baseball/position.html   (670 words)

 Video: Baseball Basics from ExpertVillage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
And the positions are numbered, so it's easier for the scorekeepers to keep track of what goes on in a game.
Your sixth position is going to be the shortstop that plays back in the area behind third base and second base.
Number eight position is going to be directly behind me in the center third of the outfield, your center fielder and the number nine position is going to be the right fielder that plays over in the right third of the outfield.
sports.expertvillage.com /videos/baseball-rules-positions.htm   (308 words)

 Babe Ruth's BASEBALL ADVICE :: 1936 1st Edition Available - RBC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
He was an awkward-looking young man from the streets of Baltimore, where he grew up in the care of his father, a saloon-keeper, and later in a boys' home after his parents gave up trying to keep him out of trouble.
He signed with the minor league Baltimore Orioles in 1912 and by 1914 he was in the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox, as a pitcher.
He was the winningest left-handed pitcher in baseball from 1915-1917.
www.upsoar.com /bookconsignments/baberuth   (821 words)

 Hilbert's Hotel: Baseball Sudoku
The one I had thought of was to replace the numbers (which really aren't numbers; adding 2 to 4 to get 6 in a puzzle does not make sense) with baseball positions.
Certain cells are filled with positions, such as c (catcher), 1b (first baseman), cf (center fielder) and so forth.
So the idea is to provide as clues not positions, but real major league players, some of whom can play more than one position.
jimvb.home.mindspring.com /2006/05/baseball-sudoku.html   (479 words)

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It is generally the first introduction to organized baseball for all players.
The primary objective is to ensure that each player has had a "positive experience" with baseball, desires to play again the following year, and been taught the fundamentals as listed below.
Constant positive reinforcement is critical towards achieving this objective.
www.jamestownri.com /baseball/LeagueDocs/skills.doc   (517 words)

 N.V.A. Baseball F.A.Q.
The purpose of this league is to teach the fundamentals of baseball, while at the same time simply letting the kids have fun.
In the 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade Baseball leagues where team scores and standings are kept we try to keep a balance between typical competitive baseball leagues and equal opportunity (there is some discretion of playing time and positions that we’ll address with the kids prior to the beginning of games).
We use a RIF (Reduced Injury Factor)  for our baseball  leagues.  The best way to describe it would be to say it’s like a heavy foam ball, almost the exact weight of a baseball, with a real leather baseball cover including stitches.
www.newvisionathletics.com /baseball_faq.html   (1845 words)

 Double Play Depth: New report praises, slams MLB for diversity Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
With this standard in place, baseball fared decently in racial diversity, garnering a B+ for their efforts, but the sport did poorly in gender diversity managing just a D+ down from a C a year ago.
Baseball is also lagging when it comes to diversity in professional administration positions such as administrative assistants, staff assistants and receptionists.
Hopefully, the diversity in baseball will continue to flourish, and one day, Moreno will be joined by other men and women of color in the ranks of baseball’s elite ownership groups.
www.all-baseball.com /double/archives/022532.html   (1660 words)

 Baseball Positions : Trivia Questions, Quizzes, Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
I will give you a name of a player and you guess which position the player is most known to have played.
I will give you a baseball player's name and you can guess which position he mostly played.
A quiz on one of the most difficult and important positions in baseball and on some of the most notable players that held it.
www.123facts.com /trivia-quiz-details/Baseball-Positions-757.html   (170 words)

 Norfolk Baseball - Board Positions
Is the chief executive officer of the Organization (Organization shall mean Norfolk Baseball Association) (subject to the control of the remaining members of the Board of Directors) and shall have general charge and supervision of the affairs of the Organization.
Shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors and shall be primarily responsible for executing such policies and procedures that may from time to time be established by the Board of Directors.
Shall be responsible for the operations of the snack stand during the months of baseball operations (April through the end of July) shall be responsible for the procurement of the necessary goods to sell at the snack stand
www.norfolkbaseball.com /boardpositions.htm   (1352 words)

 Your Extreme Positions - Baseball Fever
I think one that people might consider lunacy is saying that Chuck Klein had one of the top five or six peaks of all time.
Joking aside, everyone has their extreme positions, and none of them can truly be justified or disproven.
Meanwhile, Dimaggio outside of baseball circles is known as "that guy who married Monroe".
www.baseball-fever.com /showthread.php?t=44456   (3698 words)

 directopedia : Directory : Sports : Fantasy : Baseball
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 Baseball America - So You Want To Work In Baseball?
With more than 1,000 young people vying for maybe 50 open positions in baseball front offices every year, landing one of them is baseball’s version of winning the lottery.
When you learn of a position, immediately apply, preferably with something in your letter and resume specifically geared toward that team and what they’re looking for.
Even if you prefer the business side to the baseball side, the majors to the minors, administrative to on-field scouting, don’t limit yourself at the start.
www.baseballamerica.com /today/features/051219gmtips.html   (1061 words)

 Baseball: Player postions
The catcher's main role is to catch the baseball when the batter misses or doesn't swing at it.
These players shift positions quite often depending on the situation, but, in general the first baseman covers first base and plays just inside first base and a few feet back.
Any of these positions will benefit from good speed, but typically the center fielder needs to be the fastest as they have more area of the field they need to cover.
www.ducksters.com /sports/baseballpositions.php   (748 words)

 SHO-ME Baseball Camp - Camp Information
The order in which applications are received determines the order of acceptance and position on the waiting list.
We at the Sho-Me Baseball Camps take great pride and special interest in our young campers 12 and under by teaching them the proper fundamentals and techniques with the primary focus on learning the game while having fun.
The Sho-Me youth baseball camps have coaches, counselors and supervisors who provide 24 hour security at the camp.
www.shomebaseball.com /campinfo.asp   (970 words)

 Baseball Assistant - Free Team Roster Software   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Whether the coach needs to make sure that each baseball team player gets their turn at each position or whether they want to track which rosters garner the team the most wins, this baseball software program can help.
Baseball Roster Assistant allows you to track any number of baseball teams under different team files and any number of baseball games.
Under each game you can track the roster used, which players played which baseball positions during each inning, opponent, win/loss, date the game was played, and score.
www.ducksters.com /coaching/baseballrostersoftware.php   (254 words)

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