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  Ball Ground, Georgia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ball Ground is a city located in Cherokee County, Georgia.
Ball Ground is at the northernmost end of Georgia Interstate 575, north of Canton at exit 20 on I-575, and ending seven miles north at exit 27.
The Cherokee County Airport is located between Ball Ground and Canton.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ball_Ground,_Georgia   (643 words)

 Softball - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Softball is a team sport in which a ball, eleven to twelve inches in circumference, is thrown by a player called a pitcher and hit by an offensive player called a batter with a round, smooth stick called a bat.
The ball is always pitched (thrown to the batter) underarm – that is, it is released when the hand is below the hip and no further from the body than the elbow – while in baseball the ball may be released in any position and is usually thrown overarm or sidearm.
The core of the ball may be made of long fibre kapok, or a mixture of cork and rubber, or a polyurethane mixture, or another approved material.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/s/o/f/Softball.html   (3588 words)

 Top 20 Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
When an infielder picks up a ball from the ground hit by the batter, he must throw it to the first baseman before the batter gets to the base for the batter to be out.
Common pitches include a fastball, which is the ball thrown at a maximum velocity; a curveball, which is made to curve by rotation imparted by the pitcher; and a change-up, which is a slower version of a fastball.
The number of balls and strikes thrown to the current batter is known as the count; the count is always given balls first, then strikes (such as 3-2 or "three and two", which would be 3 balls and 2 strikes).
encyc.connectonline.com /index.php/Baseball   (8074 words)

 Cleveland Indians Report
The run came on a solo shot, he didn't walk a batter, 25 of 38 pitches were strikes, and he worked out of a bases-loaded jam by inducing a 6-4-3 double-play.
Drafted out of a Oregon HS in the 17th round of the 2003 draft and rated as the 5th best prospect in the state by Baseball America, Pry signed with the Tribe one week before classes were scheduled to begin at the University of Hawaii where he had a commitment to play college ball.
Whether the Indians actually voided the contract or, more likely, reduced his signing bonus, Pry eventually did sign with the Indians, underwent Tommy John surgery in 2004, made his pro debut in Burlington last year, posting a 5.87 ERA in 15 appearances out of the bullpen, and then decided to hang it up this spring.
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 ground, grounds- WordWeb dictionary definition
- land, dry land, earth, solid ground, terra firma
"they gained ground step by step"; "they fought to regain the lost ground"
Throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage
www.wordwebonline.com /en/GROUNDS   (268 words)

 Notes from the Shadows of Cooperstown
In his intro, Tom Simon puts it this way: "The biggest surprise was the colorful variety of their lives, both in and out of baseball." Examples of Green Mountain Boys include an engineer who played ball as a summer job before going on to found a Fortune 500 company...
So there are real grounds for optimism for the 2001 season...
although those grounds are covered with snow for the moment.
www.baseball1.com /carney/index.php?storyid=98   (8304 words)

 Mazeroski's fielding in context   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Indicating that playing for the Pirates was a DP inducing environment, but that Mazeroski was so good at turning the DP that he cost himself about 1.5 DP opportunities per year relative to other 2b.
On SABR-L Mark Wernick suggested trying to account for the fact that the Pirates seemed to have a staff that tended to induce ground balls.
The "adjusted range factor" takes into account the ground ball tendencies of the Pirates as found above.
www.rose-hulman.edu /~rickert/BB/maz.html   (1491 words)

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