Baseball
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(The nine positions of a team’s defense) Highest governing body: World Baseball Softball Confederation First played: Mid-18th century or prior, England or Flanders (early form). June 4, 1838, Beachville, Ontario (first recorded game with codified rules) Team members: 9 Olympic: Demonstrated … Read More

Batting in baseball
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Seven-time MVP Barry Bonds just after swinging at a pitch (photo: Agência Brasil) Each plate appearance consists of a series of pitches, in which the pitcher throws the ball towards home plate while a batter is standing in the batter’s … Read More

Batters and runners in baseball
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A batter squares to bunt, moving his hands up the barrel of the bat to increase his control and deaden the ball on impact. The ultimate goal of the team at bat is to score runs. To accomplish this feat, … Read More

Fielding team in baseball
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The squad in the field is the defensive team; they attempt to prevent the baserunners from scoring. There are nine defensive positions, however, only two of the positions have a mandatory location (pitcher and catcher), the locations of the other … Read More

Baseball Gameplay
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A simplified version of the rules of baseball is at simplified baseball rules. The complete Official Rules can be found www.mlb.com, the official web site of Major League Baseball in the United States. General structure Baseball is played between two … Read More

History of baseball
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Origins of baseball The distinct evolution of baseball from among the various bat-and-ball games is difficult to pin down. However, it is mainly agreed that modern baseball is an American development from earlier British games, such as rounders, with possible … Read More