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

Over-under
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An over-under or over/under bet is a wager in which a sportsbook will predict a number for a statistic in a given game (usually the combined score of the two teams), and bettors wager that the actual number in the … 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

Baseball
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Baseball is a team sport popular in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and East Asia. The modern game was developed in the United States from early bat-and-ball games played in Britain, and it has become the national sport of … Read More

Spread betting
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Spread betting is a form of gambling on the outcome of any event where the more accurate the gamble, the more is won and conversely the less accurate the more is lost. A bet is made against a ‘spread’ (or … Read More

Sportsbook
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A sportsbook (sometimes abbreviated as book) or a race and sports book is a place where a gambler can wager on various sports competitions, including football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, horse racing and boxing. The method of betting varies with … Read More

Gambling Media: Gambling in Ohio University
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Two Ohio University athletes with local ties accused in gambling ring The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com, OH Two Ohio University students, Andrew Shisila, 22, from Mentor, and Brent Decoster, 22, from Westlake, are charged with breaking Ohio’s gambling laws. … … Read More