A sport common in North America, the Caribbean, and Japan, in which the object is to strike a ball so that one of a nine-person team can run counter-clockwise among four bases, resulting in the scoring of a run. The team with the most runs after termination of play, usually nine innings, wins.
Etymology: base + ball
The ball used to play the sport of baseball.
Etymology: base + ball
A variant of poker in which cards with baseball-related values have special significance.
Etymology: base + ball
Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding. The game proceeds when a player on the fielding team, called the pitcher, throws a ball which a player on the batting team tries to hit with a bat. The objective of the offensive team (batting team) is to hit the ball into the field of play, allowing its players to run the bases, having them advance counter-clockwise around four bases to score what are called "runs". The objective of the defensive team (fielding team) is to prevent batters from becoming runners, and to prevent runners' advance around the bases. A run is scored when a runner legally advances around the bases in order and touches home plate (the place where the player started as a batter). The team that scores the most runs by the end of the game is the winner. The first objective of the batting team is to have a player reach first base safely. A player on the batting team who reaches first base without being called "out" can attempt to advance to subsequent bases as a runner, either immediately or during teammates' turns batting. The fielding team tries to prevent runs by getting batters or runners "out", which forces them out of the field of play. Both the pitcher and fielders have methods of getting the batting team's players out. The opposing teams switch back and forth between batting and fielding; the batting team's turn to bat is over once the fielding team records three outs. One turn batting for each team constitutes an inning. A game is usually composed of nine innings, and the team with the greater number of runs at the end of the game wins. If scores are tied at the end of nine innings, extra innings are usually played. Baseball has no game clock, although most games end in the ninth inning. Baseball evolved from older bat-and-ball games already being played in England by the mid-18th century. This game was brought by immigrants to North America, where the modern version developed. By the late 19th century, baseball was widely recognized as the national sport of the United States. Baseball is popular in North America and parts of Central and South America, the Caribbean, and East Asia, particularly in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. In the United States and Canada, professional Major League Baseball (MLB) teams are divided into the National League (NL) and American League (AL), each with three divisions: East, West, and Central. The MLB champion is determined by playoffs that culminate in the World Series. The top level of play is similarly split in Japan between the Central and Pacific Leagues and in Cuba between the West League and East League. The World Baseball Classic, organized by the World Baseball Softball Confederation, is the major international competition of the sport and attracts the top national teams from around the world.
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a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs
"he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
a ball used in playing baseball
a game of ball, so called from the bases or bounds ( four in number) which designate the circuit which each player must endeavor to make after striking the ball
the ball used in this game
Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players who take turns batting and baserunning. The offense attempts to score more runs than its opponents by hitting a ball thrown by the pitcher with a bat and moving counter-clockwise around a series of four bases: first, second, third and home plate. A run is scored when the runner advances around the bases and returns to home plate. Players on the batting team take turns hitting against the pitcher of the fielding team, which tries to prevent runs by getting hitters out in any of several ways. A player on the batting team can stop at any of the bases and later advance on a teammate's hit or other means. The teams switch between batting and fielding whenever the fielding team records three outs. One turn at bat for both teams, beginning with the visiting team, constitutes an inning, and nine innings a game. The team with the most runs at the end of the game wins. Evolving from older bat-and-ball games, an early form of baseball was being played in England by the mid-18th century. This game was brought by immigrants to North America, where the modern version developed. By the late 19th century, baseball was widely recognized as the national sport of the United States. Baseball is now popular in North America and parts of Central and South America and the Caribbean, East Asia and Europe.
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A competitive nine-member team sport including softball.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A game in which the young man who bravely strikes out for himself receives no praise for it.
A team sport with a specific number of players, played according to specific rules.
Baseball is a popular sport in America.Submitted by MaryC on February 4, 2017
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The numerical value of Baseball in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Baseball in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
That’s when I was met with the baseball bat, i’m lucky he didn’t hit me or swing with it, you know, I was able to rip it out of his hands.
We go to a Texans game to watch football. We go to an Astros game to watch baseball. We go to Starbucks to get a cup of coffee. If the people would just keep their politics to themselves, wed get along a lot better around here. Youve got a job to do, do it. Were not walking around with shirts on that say support the police whenever were coming to your house when you call 911. I think most people who go to Starbucks go there to get a cup of coffee, not to hear about the baristas political views.
Canada is a country whose main exports are hockey players and cold fronts. Our main imports are baseball players and acid rain.
It's appalling what these huge differences are. Any fifth-grader can walk into your average high school or college softball baseball facility and say, 'Duh, that's not equal.' the coupling of sexism and sport, having this be an exclusionary practice, is still a strong one.
There's plenty of cheating and skullduggery and trying to take advantage of a situation, baseball is played by humans. And run by humans. And managed by humans.
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- beisbolCatalan, Valencian
- balle de baseball, base-ball, baseballFrench
- basebalWestern Frisian
- bisbol, baseballIndonesian
- hornabolti, hafnaboltiIcelandic
- 野球, 야구Korean
- бејзбол, безболMacedonian
- ballun tal-bejżbol, bejżbolMaltese
- jooł daakalígíí, jooł, jooł yikalíNavajo, Navaho
- beisebol, basebolPortuguese
- бејзбол, bejzbolSerbo-Croatian
- බේස්බෝල්Sinhala, Sinhalese
- beyzbol, beyzbol topuTurkish
- بیس بالUrdu
- bóng chàyVietnamese
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