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  Baseball - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 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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 List of baseball jargon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In baseball statistics, an at bat (AB) is counted only when the batter reaches first base on a hit or an error, is called out for any reason other than as part of a sacrifice bunt or sacrifice fly, or there is a fielder's choice.
A baseball bat is a smooth contoured round wooden or metal rod used to hit the ball after the ball is thrown by the pitcher.
But it is often referred to by baseball analysts and sportscasters as a way to characterize the "record" of closers that is analogous to the way the won-loss records of starters are characterized.
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 Pitch (baseball) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In baseball, a pitch is the act of throwing a baseball toward home plate to start a play.
To obtain variety, and therefore enhance defensive baseball strategy, the pitcher manipulates the grip on the ball at the point of release.
The fastball is the most common pitch in baseball, and all pitchers have some form of a fastball in their arsenal.
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 Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Baseball
Baseball is a team sport, in which a fist-sized ball is thrown by a player called a pitcher and hit with a bat.
In the United States, baseball has often been called the national pastime; the total attendance for Major League games is more than that of all other American professional team sports combined.
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 bay.
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 Ask Us A Question   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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.
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.
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 ipedia.com: Baseball Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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.
The act of throwing a baseball at high speed is very unnatural to the body and somewhat damaging to human muscles, thus pitchers are very susceptible to injuries, soreness, and general pain.
In Major League Baseball the longest game played was a 26-inning affair between the Brooklyn Robins (now called the Los Angeles Dodgers) and Boston Braves (now in Atlanta) on May 1, 1920 (the game ended in a 1-1 tie called on account of darkness).
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 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Baseball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Baseball is a team sport in which a player on one team (the pitcher) attempts to throw a hard, fist-sized ball past a player on the other team (the batter), who attempts to hit the baseball with a tapered, smooth cylinder called a bat.
During the course of a game, each baseball team has players that are an active part of the game, called "in the game," and players that are not, called "on the bench." The players on the bench are needed in case of injuries and to make strategic pitching, fielding, and batting substitutions.
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.
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 Baseball - BaseballWiki
Although the origins and evolution of the various bat-and-ball games are murky, baseball is primarily an American invention, although it originated as an adaptation of the game of rounders, and was also influenced by the rules of cricket.
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.
Professional baseball began in the United States around 1865, and the National League was founded in 1876 as the first true major league, quickly producing famous players such as Honus Wagner.
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 Baseball
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.
Baseball is a team game—even two or three Hall of Fame-caliber players cannot guarantee a pennant by themselves.
Baseball mitts come in a variety of shapes and sizes, depending on a player's position.
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 Baseball - Gurupedia
Baseball is thought to be a direct descendant of cricket and rounders, though the game's origins are uncertain.
As a result, the pitcher who starts a game often will not be the one who finishes it, and he may not be recovered enough to pitch again for a few days.
Major League Baseball's American League) also allow a designated hitter, a player whose sole purpose is to hit when it would normally be the pitcher's turn.
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 Top20baseball.com - Your Top20 Guide for baseball!
Scoring is accomplished by the batter running and touching a series of four markers on the ground called bases without being tagged by a man with a ball or being forced out for some other reason.
In the United States, baseball has long been regarded as more than just a "major sport" - it is the unofficial national pastime; the total attendance for Major League games is roughly equal to that of all other American professional team sports combined.
Relief pitchers were uncommon in baseball's early years, with the starter normally remaining for the entire game; today, over the course of a single game, each team will most commonly use two to five pitchers.
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 Baseball - The real meaning from Timesharetalk wikipedia
A standard game lasts nine innings, although some leagues (such as high school baseball) use seven-inning games.
For the avid fan, the game—even during its slowest points—is never boring because of these nuances.
Pittsfield: Small city, big baseball town, earliest known baseball reference
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