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  Batting (baseball) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In baseball, batting is the act of facing the opposing pitcher and trying to produce offense for one's team.
A batter or hitter is a person whose turn it is to face the pitcher.
To keep the game moving at an orderly pace, the next batter due up waits to take his turn in a circle (actually marked or imaginary) between his team's dugout or bench and the batter's box, and is said to be on deck, with the circle known as the on deck circle.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Batter_(baseball)   (574 words)

 Baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Professional baseball started in the United States in the 1860's, and began in earnest in 1869, when the first fully professional baseball club, the Cincinnati Red Stockings, was formed and went undefeated against a schedule of semipro and amateur teams, as there were no other fully professional baseball teams that year.
The goal of each batter is to become a base runner himself (by a base hit, a base on balls, being hit by the pitch, a fielding error, or fielder's choice) or to help move other base runners along (by sacrifice bunt, sacrifice fly, or hit and run).
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baseball   (10152 words)

 Baseball - MSN Encarta
A batter is also out if a fielder holding the ball tags the batter or tags first base before the batter can reach it.
Amateur baseball, in which players are not paid, includes most other leagues, such as Little League, high school, and university competition as well as various community leagues.
The major league baseball season lasts from April (or late March) to October and includes the regular season, the playoffs, and the World Series.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761577710_3/Baseball.html   (990 words)

 Baseball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Baseball is often called the national pastime of the United States, because of its strong tradition and great popularity.
Batters hit the ball from a position on either side of home plate, depending on their preference.
A base hit in which a batter gets to first base is called a single; one in which the batter gets to second base is called a double; and one in which the batter gets to third base is called a triple.
webpages.csus.edu /~sac94986/Baseball.htm   (1212 words)

 Baseball - BaseballWiki - A Wikia wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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 (the "clutch") distinguished themselves with a timely hit or catch, or an untimely strikeout or error.
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.
baseball.wikia.com /wiki/Baseball   (8601 words)

 Major League Baseball : Official Info : Official Rules
Once a batter has taken his position in the batter’s box, he shall not be permitted to step out of the batter’s box in order to use the resin or the pine tar rag, unless there is a delay in the game action or, in the judgment of the umpires, weather conditions warrant an exception.
If pitcher delays once the batter is in his box and the umpire feels that the delay is not justified he may allow the batter to step out of the box momentarily.
If an improper batter bats and reaches base or is out and no appeal is made before a pitch to the next batter, or before any play or attempted play, that improper batter is considered to have batted in proper turn and establishes the order that is to follow.
www.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/official_info/official_rules/batter_6.jsp   (4186 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Baseball Works"
The batter's goal is to put the ball in play so that the eight fielders can't catch the ball or throw it to another fielder to record an out.
A baseball is a sphere that is approximately 9 inches (23 cm) in circumference and weighs 5 1/4 ounces (149 g).
Baseball cleats have spikes near the toe of the shoe, which differentiates it from cleats in other sports.
entertainment.howstuffworks.com /baseball.htm/printable   (4208 words)

 Metroblogging Vancouver: Hey, Batter Batter: Baseball in Vancouver
I know as much about baseball as I do about women, about Africa or about how to teach my cat to stop throwing up on the carpet when there's a perfectly fine tile kitchen floor about six feet away.
Salem-Keizer is a city-collective that pooled its resources to field a superb A level baseball team.
Baseball isn't usually 'my thing' but experiencing a key element of 'Vancouver in the summer' is not something I'm about to pass up.
vancouver.metblogs.com /archives/2006/07/hey_batter_batter_baseball_in.phtml   (509 words)

 Baseball . Baseball for Beginners . Baseball Glossary | PBS
Base: The four points of the baseball diamond (first through third bases and home plate) that must be touched by a runner in order to score a run.
Batter: The offensive player who is currently positioned in the batter's box.
Batter's Box: Either of the areas next to home plate where the batter stands during his time at bat.
www.pbs.org /kenburns/baseball/beginners/glossary.html   (1111 words)

 BBC SPORT | Other Sport... | Baseball | Baseball jargonbuster
Baseball is a simple game complicated by jargon, so here is BBC Sport Interactive's guide to the key terms that might cause confusion.
Also not counted are sacrifice flies (when a batter hits the ball far enough for a player to score after the catch has been made), being hit by the pitch (which gives you first base), and fielder's choices or errors.
If the batter hits the ball behind the tramlines that extend into the stands from the lines marking first and third base this is called a foul.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport2/hi/other_sports/us_sport/3294559.stm   (1322 words)

 Batter's Box Interactive Magazine - The Where's Where Of Baseball Stats
Baseball Prospectus does not offer split stats, game logs, batter vs. pitcher info, or any biographical information at all besides birth date.
The batter versus pitcher info is second only to Bigleaguers.com (granted, it’s a fairly distant second).
Baseball America, the biggest name in minor league baseball and the best source for current minor league stats, including fall and winter leagues
www.battersbox.ca /article.php?story=20040203073932999   (4805 words)

 BTF's Baseball Scholars
One of the key questions facing baseball modelers revolves around determining of the outcome of the batter/pitcher match-up.
Therefore, the batter should hit for a higher average against this pitcher than his overall average.
The appendix to the Stats essay presented the batter data for all 136 batters with at least 446 PA. By breaking the batters into the same three groups (top, middle, and bottom third), we can create nine different comparisons in each league.
www.baseballthinkfactory.org /btf/scholars/levitt/articles/batter_pitcher_matchup.htm   (517 words)

 Baseball . Baseball for Beginners . Baseball Stats | PBS
Unlike most other sports, baseball exists outside of time — there is no clock to control game play or judge a player's performance.
Here are a few common player statistics, as found on the virtual baseball cards in The Players.
Base on Balls (BB): The number of times a batter has been awarded first base as a result of four balls being pitched outside the strike zone.
www.pbs.org /kenburns/baseball/beginners/stats.html   (487 words)

 Batter Up Baseball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Coach Kim Cousar and the Batter-Up Baseball staff eagerly anticipate the return of this summer's young baseball future.
Batter-Up Baseball is open to all boys from the ages of 6 - 14.
We heard from other parents that some of the other camps in the area did not seem to help their son's skill.
www.bubaseball.com /index.html   (165 words)

 Baseball Classics Baseball Game | Batter Up!
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 Baseball Glossary at Baseball Tips.com
The On-Base Percentage allowed by a relief pitcher to the first batter he faces in a game.
This statistic tells you the batting average allowed by a relief pitcher to the first batter he faces.
The number of runs scored by a pitcher's team while he was still in the game times nine divided by his Innings Pitched.
www.baseballtips.com /glossary.html   (3312 words)

 KidBibs Loving Learning Baseball Page
The velocity of a pitched baseball is about 8 miles per hour faster as it leaves the pitcher's hand than when it reaches home plate.
Therefore, when the pitcher faces the batter he's facing west and his left arm is to the south.
A baseball scout found a remarkable prospect--a horse who was a pretty good fielder and who hit the ball every time he was up at bat.
www.kidbibs.com /topics/baseball.htm   (719 words)

 Baseball Tips Batter Up Batting Cage Assembly Instructions
You can do it by hand, by pulling the mesh apart, or/and by standing inside the cage and hitting baseballs off the side walls.
Indoors, they can be attached to weights or sandbags or anything else suitable.
The screen will be able to shift from side to side as you need it to, so that it can be moved to accommodate left and right-handed batters.
www.baseballtips.com /directions/batterup.html   (649 words)

 Batter's Up Baseball Math Game (Addition)
Batter's Up Baseball is a math game that is played like real Baseball.
Start the baseball game, then select your math challenge, a single, double, or homerun.
After you get the right answer or 3 strikes (1 out) you are allowed to pick Single, Double, and Homerun again so you can change your levels.
www.prongo.com /math/addition.html   (133 words)

 Amazon.com: Baseball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Batter's Box: Books: Eric Bronson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The contributors view baseball from widely divergent perspectives, social to metaphysical, but most leaven their philosophical pondering with a puckish irreverence that allows Yogi Berra to translate St. Augustine and that asks Kierkegaard to lay down a bunt.
We learn how baseball thrives in a Japanese culture of team harmony and in an American culture of frontier-blazing individualism.
Baseball And Philosophy is uniquely and enthusiastically recommended to the attention of two seemingly diverse readerships: baseball enthusiasts and philosophy students.
www.amazon.com /Baseball-Philosophy-Thinking-Outside-Batters/dp/0812695569   (1423 words)

 A whole new take on the classic Darts Baseball Game!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
What I have done here is created a variant of a Darts game that I am sure many have played before, Baseball.
What I have come up with adds a whole new twist to the game and can be played 1 on 1 or partners, a lot of fun either way.
I have placed the rules for Pitcher/Batter baseball on a Word document which can be accessed and printed out by clicking on the link below.
www.rollbowl.com /PitcherBatterDarts.html   (205 words)

 SLAM! Sports - Baseball - Goldeyes batter Canaries
Canaries' starter Julio Medina owned the Fish batters in the first four innings of last night's game, giving up only two scattered singles in the first four frames.
The Goldeyes turned the tables on him in the fifth though, scoring five runs off two doubles, two singles, a walk and a hit batter, in an inning when every Goldeye batter stepped up to the plate.
But a comfortable 5-1 lead quickly turned into an uncomfortable 5-4 lead when the Canaries put up three of their own in the bottom of the inning.
slam.canoe.ca /Slam/Baseball/News/2005/08/07/1163137-sun.html   (580 words)

 Baseball Bats
We've got all kinds of Baseball and Softball bats.
All are new and some are hard to find old favorites.
Baseball - Little League - Senior League - Fast Pitch - Slow Pitch
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 Baseball Poetry : The Batter by Kenneth C. Hoffman on Baseball Almanac
Baseball Poetry : The Batter by Kenneth C. Hoffman on Baseball Almanac
To provide inspiration for a grandson, the author of this poem wrote the verse as a gift.
The Batter is a simple yet poetic moment in time that every player, both young and old, dreams of participating in.
www.baseball-almanac.com /poetry/po_bttr.shtml   (223 words)

 Baseball - St. Olaf College
Brian Sprout '02, a member of independent baseball's St. Paul Saints, was named the American Association's batter of the Month on Tuesday.
Sophomore outfielder Andrew Schmiesing and first year pitcher Todd Mathison were named to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings All-Midwest Region First Team, while three others were named to the second or third team.
The St. Olaf baseball team will play Dominican University (21-19) of the Lake Michigan Conference in the first round of the NCAA Midwest Regional on Wednesday afternoon at about 1 p.m.
www.stolaf.edu /athletics/baseball   (434 words)

 Batter (baseball)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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Depending on the skills of a batter, they might be placed in a different part of the lineup.
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 CheapBats.com :
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 Art & Science Picthing - Pitching Machines
The dynamics behind the pitch are the substance of comprehensive and complicated concepts of physics where calculations of distance and velocity and diameter and spherical phenomenon of specific detail and definition are behind what appears to be merely throwing a ball with pretty acceptable aim so the batter is faked out to miss hitting it.
A good example of a very good pitching machine is a Zooka portable baseball pitching machines, which are battery-powered and throw using compressed air.
Their portable pitching machines is rugged, powerful baseball training tools at an affordable price.
www.surftilyoudrop.com /articles/pitching.html   (605 words)

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