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  CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Home runs are among the most popular aspects of baseball, and the biggest (and best-paid) stars are often the players who hit the most of them.
These home runs are generally considered to be special because of their rarity, but also because of the kind of excitement, specific to the game situation, that they can create.
A player who hits a home run is said to have "dialed 8", from the practice of having to dial 8 from a hotel room telephone to dial long distance.
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 Home run information - Search.com
A grand slam home run occurs when the bases are "loaded" (that is, there are base runners standing at first, second, and third base) and the batter hits a home run.
As home runs usually demonstrate batting power and triples indicate speed, hitting for the cycle is highly regarded for the way it indicates a player's varied abilities.
Other legendary home run hitters include Ted Williams, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Mickey Mantle (who hit what is considered the longest home run ever at an estimated distance of 643 feet on September 10, 1960), Reggie Jackson, Ernie Banks, Eddie Mathews and the other members of Major League Baseball's 500 home run club.
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The typical home run's trajectory carries it in the air for a few seconds, and there is often some question as to whether or not the batted ball will clear the outfield fence - by far the most common method for hitting a home run.
Additionally, professional baseball possesses a long tradition of being broadcast on the radio, exclusively before and concurrently after the advent of television, leading to baseball announcers' use of colorful language and baseball statistics to keep the listeners informed and verbally "paint the picture" of what is happening in the game.
A call in round dancing and square dancing is a command by a caller to execute a particular dance figure.
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 Howstuffworks "How Baseball Works"
The pitcher stands on a raised mound of dirt, called the pitcher's mound, which is 60 feet 6 inches (18.4 meters) from home plate in Major League Baseball.
A baseball is a sphere that is approximately 9 inches (23 cm) in circumference and weighs 5 1/4 ounces (149 g).
Home run - The hitter hits the ball over the outfield wall between the foul poles and is awarded a free trip around the bases, or the hitter hits the ball far enough that he or she has time to run all the bases.
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 247 Baseball - home of The Baseball Encyclopedia
But the volcanic event that reshaped baseball’s landscape occurred in midseason when Rafael Palmeiro, who had slammed 566 home runs in his career and had stroked his 3,000th hit only two weeks earlier, was suspended for steroid usage.
As the holder of the single-season record with 73 home runs and the potential future career record holder with 755-plus, Bonds’ refusal to kowtow to the media have generated almost as much controversy as his Olympian feats.
Baseball history is replete with pitchers that used spitballs, scuffballs, greaseballs, and other assorted illegal tricks to give them an edge over the hitters.
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 List of home run calls in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A home run to the deepest part of center field, a rare event (such as Reggie Jackson's third homer in the finale of the 1977 World Series), is "into the fl," for the fl-painted seats that form the batter's background.
Along with Aaron's home run, this became one of the first home runs to be known as much for its image on television as its call on the radio.
Aaron Boone's home run in the bottom of the 11th clinched the ALCS for the Yankees.
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List of home run calls in baseball - The home run is considered by many baseball fans to be one of the most dramatic plays in the sport.
The typical home run's trajectory carries it in the air for a few seconds, and there is often some question as to whether or not the batted ball will clear the outfield fence - by far the most common method for hitting a home run.
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 Sports Mogul | Official Site for Baseball Mogul and Football Mogul | Online Multi-Player Games for Fantasy, Rotisserie ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 Chicago Cubs Baseball Basics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
No part of the Official Baseball Rules may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording or any information storage and retrieval system now known or to be invented, without permission in writing from the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball.
When location of home base is determined, with a steel tape measure 127 feet, 3 3/8 inches in desired direction to establish second base.
All measurements from home base shall be taken from the point where the first and third base lines intersect.
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 USATODAY.com - Baseball players want drug testing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cynics note that the season home run record, which had stood for 37 years, has been broken twice in four seasons.
Yet because his home runs have doubled since he hit 16 his rookie season of 1995, Anderson says he gets falsely accused of using steroids.
There has been an increase in hits, runs scored, and home runs in major league baseball in recent years.
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Baseball players have always wanted to put the ball over the fence and pitch their way to stardom.
In 1997, the top baseball player was paid $10 million a year.
His trainer, Greg Anderson, is a target in the probe and prosecutors called Bonds to testify December 4 in the case.
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Baseball should be honest with itself and delete the character and integrity requirements of Rule 5.
As a baseball player, Rose is the paradigm of the individual who made the very most of what he had.
He has admitted he has a gambling problem and baseball has given numerous chances to men with alcohol and drug sickness and they should allow Pete to come back." Ironically, Rose was suspended for 30-days in 1988 when he shoved Pallone during the ninth inning of a game between the Mets and the Reds.
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 CNN/SI - Baseball MLB - Database tracks every home run ever hit - Saturday September 26, 1998 03:59 PM
For the numbers behind the numbers, the source to turn to is David Vincent, who keeps detailed records of each home run ever hit in the major leagues.
Vincent can also track down who hit home runs on May 5, 1957, and whether anyone ever led the league in home runs from wire-to-wire (the answer, by the way: no).
Vincent, 49, has been adding position, number of outs, the score when the home run was hit and where in the batting order the player appeared.
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Nine players turned in a Dean's List semester (3.4 or higher) in the fall of 2000, with 21 at 3.0 or higher.
Junior pitcher Aaron Heilman owns six of those awards, as he was named third team All-America by Collegiate Baseball magazine as a freshman and sophomore while also earning 1999 third-team honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association before earning All-America from Collegiate Baseball, the ABCA and Baseball America as a junior (2000).
Infielder Brant Ust was tabbed by the ABCA and Baseball America as a third-team All-American as a sophomore in 1998.
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 Baseball Home Page
The 2006 Sierra College baseball season proved to be the most successful in school history on two levels.
After numerous phone calls by both coaches, the site director and the umpires to try and find a neutral site that may be playable; they found Skyline College in San Bruno.
Sierra rallied for three runs in the bottom of the 9th inning and shocked Santa Rosa for a 7-6 victory.
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 Boston Red Sox - Olerud makes the list - The Boston Globe
When the calls came from four clubs (including the Red Sox), Olerud knew where he'd go.
That's when the Yankees took their first body shot, scoring a run on a walk to Derek Jeter, a Martinez plunk of Alex Rodriguez, and a Gary Sheffield single.
For a while, Olerud figured he'd be watching these playoffs the way he'd watched the last few, at home in Washington, minding the kids while his wife got ready to have another baby.
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 GameSpot: MVP 06 NCAA Baseball Review
College baseball isn't all that dissimilar from big-league baseball in terms of how the game is played, although there are some key differences.
Take-out slides and home plate collisions are prohibited, for example, and the strike zone is smaller, which deters pitchers from throwing too far inside, and hitters from crowding the plate.
College stadiums don't have loud sound systems or fireworks celebrations for home runs like MLB stadiums do, but they do tend to have stands filled with rabid fans that aren't afraid to show or yell their team spirit.
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 Home Run Calls by Baseball Almanac
The home run is still one of the most loved events in Major League baseball.
Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a list of famous home runs calls with the person "often credited" with the first utterance listed, some commercially sponsored home run calls, and a look at a few of the most legendary home run calls ever.
More quotations from players about hitting a home run are found under the specific player.
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 al.com: SportsFlash
The Mariners hit four home runs and had a season-high in hits and runs in a 14-6 win over the Rangers on Sunday.
One week after their home opener at Jacobs Field was postponed by blizzard-like snow squalls and a weekend-long storm that wiped out an entire series, the Indians were buried by the Chicago White Sox 6-4.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Barry Bonds hit the 736th and 737th home runs of his career Friday night in the city where he began his career 21 years ago, homering on consecutive at-bats in the second and fourth innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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 Home run - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On October 14, 2006, Magglio Ordonez hit a walk-off home run in the last inning of the American League Championship Series game 4, breaking a 3-3 tie against the Oakland Athletics and securing the Detroit Tigers World Series berth with a 6-3 win.
The home run's place in baseball changed dramatically when the Live Ball Era began after World War I.
Batters such as Babe Ruth and Rogers Hornsby took full advantage of the rules changes (particularly prohibition of the spitball and the requirement that balls be replaced when worn or dirty) during the 1920s, especially as the game's popularity boomed and more outfield seating was built, shrinking the size of the outfield.
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 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports > Baseball
Baseball's bane: Here's the entire history of Major League Baseball and drug testing for energy-boosting stimulants in the first 60 years they were part of the game:
Cuban baseball great Antonio Pacheco was released from the hospital Monday, a day after he began having chest pains while managing Santiago de Cuba into the National Series.
Chicago's confines prove friendly for Padres in 14th: Geoff Blum doubled in the go-ahead run in the 14th inning and the Padres defeated the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Tuesday.
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 ESPN.com - Page2 - The List: Worst calls
in sports history
Friday, we'll run the poll results and crown the worst call of all-time.
In arguably the most controversial call in World Series history, Don Denkinger calls the Royals' Jorge Orta safe at first base in the ninth inning of Game 6 of the 1985 Series against the Cardinals.
Umpire Rich Garcia, who has run out to the right-field wall, fails to call fan interference on the play and rules the ball a game-tying homer.
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 Will Bonds pass Aaron on home run list? - SeacoastConnects Forums
There are only two things that will keep Bonds from passing Aaron for the all-time home run lead: 1) a suspension for steroid use; 2) injuries.
Even with his HR frequency greatly diminished, Bonds would need to average just five home runs per month to pass Aaron in July or August of next season.
The surly slugger has said all along that his No. 1 goal was to pass Babe Ruth, not Aaron, so don’t be surprised if he calls it quits after this season instead of enduring another year of so-called abuse from opposing fans and the media.
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 Commentaries: Take Me Out to the Movies! - Christianity Today Movies
If you've labored to make a place where others can live out their dreams, if you love talking baseball with your little girl in the bleachers on a cool summer evening, and especially if you wish Shoeless Joe Jackson would finally get a break—this is the movie for you.
Baseball is a game of history, of great names and heroic accomplishments, and Baseball makes it all come alive.
Lots of baseball movies are "religious," and this one—written and directed by former minor leaguer (and former evangelical) Ron Shelton—is the most religious of them all.
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 Baseball Toaster: The Griddle
It's probably possible to work backward from the sort of player capable of a good piece of hitting to arrive at a definition of the thing itself, but it might be better to work forward — difficult as it is to extricate the player from the act.
Although the Pirates scored a run in the first, the Yankees scored three times in the third and three times in the eighth for a 6-2 win and a 2-0 lead in a series that they would sweep.
Current career home run leader Henry Aaron said today that he won't be around to watch Barry Bonds try to break his record.
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 Home State All-Stars - Baseball Fever
Campanella was enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969.
Reggie Jackson (Wyncote, PA) hit 563 home runs, collected 2,584 base hits, knocked in 1,702 runs, crossed home plate 1,551 times and was a fourteen time all-star.
He won the pitching NL Triple Crown in 1905 and 1908 and was one of the original five members elected to the Hall of Fame in 1936.
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 McGwire home run balls set for the auction block
The suburban company based in Sunset Hills also has Sosa's 64th and 66th home run balls.
A few have expressed interest in the possibility of buying the entire lineup of baseballs, though no figures have been discussed.
Bidders who stipulate that the balls will be put on public display at, say, a museum or the Baseball Hall of Fame, may have the inside track, Barnes said.
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 Baseball Coverage and News
That was Cleveland's scheduled home opener — which was snowed out with two out in the top of the fifth inning and the Indians leading the Seattle Mariners, 4-0.
Hafner's mammoth three-run home run off Shields in the eighth is the difference as Cleveland wins final game of series.
The Athletics have scored two or fewer runs in each of their last five games, the longest such streak for the club since Aug. 20-24, 1980.
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