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Index Baseball

Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding. [1]

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A Little Pretty Pocket-Book

A Little Pretty Pocket-Book, intended for the Amusement of Little Master Tommy and Pretty Miss Polly with Two Letters from Jack the Giant Killer is the title of a 1744 children's book by British publisher John Newbery.

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Abbott and Costello

Abbott and Costello were an American comedy duo composed of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, whose work on radio and in film and television made them the most popular comedy team of the 1940s and early 1950s.

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Academy Awards

The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.

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African Americans

African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa.

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Alan Schwarz

Alan Schwarz (born July 3, 1968) is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated National Correspondent at The New York Times best known for writing more than 100 articles that exposed the seriousness of concussions among football players of all ages.

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Alexander Cartwright

Alexander "Alick" Joy Cartwright Jr. (April 17, 1820 – July 12, 1892) was a founding member of the New York Knickerbockers Base Ball Club in the 1840s.

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All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) was a women's professional baseball league founded by Philip K. Wrigley which existed from 1943 to 1954.

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American Film Institute

The American Film Institute (AFI) is an American film organization that educates filmmakers and honors the heritage of the motion picture arts in the United States.

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American League

The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the American League (AL), is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball (MLB) in the United States and Canada.

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Anaheim, California

Anaheim (pronounced) is a city in Orange County, California, part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

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Angel Stadium

Angel Stadium of Anaheim, originally known as Anaheim Stadium and later Edison International Field of Anaheim, is a modern-style ballpark located in Anaheim, California.

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Assist (baseball)

In baseball, an assist (denoted by A) is a defensive statistic, baseball being one of the few sports in which the defensive team controls the ball.

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AstroTurf is a brand of artificial turf playing surface.

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At bat

In baseball, an at bat (AB) or time at bat is a batter's turn batting against a pitcher.

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Babe Ruth

George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948) was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935.

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In baseball, a pitcher can commit a number of illegal motions or actions that constitute a balk.

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Ball Four

Ball Four is a book written by former Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Bouton in 1970.

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Barry Bonds

Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964) is an American former professional baseball left fielder who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants.

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Base on balls

A base on balls (BB), also known as a walk, occurs in baseball when a batter receives four pitches that the umpire calls balls, and is in turn awarded first base without the possibility of being called out.

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Base running

In baseball, base running is the act of running around the bases performed by members of the team at bat.

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Baseball (ball)

A baseball is a ball used in the sport of the same name.

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Baseball at the 1912 Summer Olympics

Baseball had its first appearance at the 1912 Summer Olympics as an exhibition sport.

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Baseball at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Baseball was again a demonstration sport at the 1936 Summer Olympics after a 24-year absence.

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Baseball at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Baseball was again a demonstration sport at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne.

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Baseball at the 1964 Summer Olympics

Baseball at the 1964 Summer Olympics was a demonstration sport and consisted of a single game.

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Baseball at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Baseball at the 1984 Summer Olympics was a demonstration sport.

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Baseball at the 1988 Summer Olympics

Baseball at the 1988 Summer Olympics was a demonstration sport for the seventh time.

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Baseball at the 1992 Summer Olympics

Baseball had its debut as an official medal sport at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.

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Baseball at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Baseball at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing was held from August 13 to August 23.

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Baseball at the Summer Olympics

Baseball at the Summer Olympics unofficially debuted at the 1904 Summer Olympics, and became an official Olympic sport at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

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Baseball awards

Professional baseball leagues, amateur-baseball organizations, sportswriting associations, and other groups confer awards on various baseball teams, players, managers, coaches, executives, broadcasters, writers, and other baseball-related people for excellence in achievement, sportsmanship, and community involvement.

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Baseball bat

A baseball bat is a smooth wooden or metal club used in the sport of baseball to hit the ball after it is thrown by the pitcher.

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Baseball Before We Knew It

Baseball Before We Knew It: A Search for the Roots of the Game is a 2005 book by David Block about the history of baseball.

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Baseball cap

A baseball cap is a type of soft cap with a rounded crown and a stiff peak projecting in front.

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Baseball card

A baseball card is a type of trading card relating to baseball, usually printed on cardboard, silk, or plastic.

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Baseball clothing and equipment

; Bat: A rounded, solid wooden or hollow aluminum bat.

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Baseball Digest

Baseball Digest is a baseball magazine resource, published in Evanston, Illinois by Grandstand Publishing, LLC.

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Baseball field

A baseball field, also called a ball field, sandlot or a baseball diamond, is the field upon which the game of baseball is played.

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Baseball glove

A baseball glove or mitt is a large leather glove worn by baseball players of the defending team, which assists players in catching and fielding balls hit by a batter or thrown by a teammate.

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Baseball Hall of Fame balloting, 1936

The first elections to select inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame were held in 1936.

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Baseball in Dominican Republic

Baseball in the Dominican Republic is a major sport.

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Baseball in Japan

Baseball was first introduced to Japan in 1872 and is currently among the country's most popular participatory and spectator sports.

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Baseball in South Korea

Baseball is believed to have been introduced to Korea in 1905 by American missionaries during the Korean Empire, after which it gradually attained prominence.

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Baseball in Venezuela

Baseball in Venezuela originates with the early twentieth century cultural influence of United States oil companies, and is the country's leading sport.

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Baseball metaphors for sex

Among American adolescents, baseball metaphors for sex are often used as euphemisms for the degree of physical intimacy achieved in sexual encounters or relationships.

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Baseball positions

There are nine fielding positions in baseball.

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Baseball rules

The rules of baseball differ slightly from league to league, but in general share the same basic game play.

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Baseball scorekeeping

Baseball scorekeeping is the practice of recording the details of a baseball game as it unfolds.

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Baseball statistics

Baseball statistics play an important role in evaluating a player's and/or team's progress.

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Baseball World Cup

The Baseball World Cup was an international tournament in which national baseball teams from around the world competed.

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Bat-and-ball games

Bat-and-ball games (or safe haven games to avoid being confused with club games such as golf and hockey) are field games played by two opposing teams.

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Batting (baseball)

In baseball, batting is the act of facing the opposing pitcher and trying to produce offense for one's team.

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Batting average

Batting average is a statistic in cricket, baseball, and softball that measures the performance of batsmen in cricket and batters in baseball and softball.

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Batting helmet

A batting helmet is worn by batters in the game of baseball or softball.

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Batting order (baseball)

In baseball, the batting order or batting lineup is the sequence in which the members of the offense take their turns in batting against the pitcher.

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Bernard Malamud

Bernard Malamud (April 26, 1914 – March 18, 1986) was an American novelist and short story writer.

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Bill James

George William James (born October 5, 1949) is an American baseball writer, historian, and statistician whose work has been widely influential.

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Black Sox Scandal

The Black Sox Scandal was a Major League Baseball match fixing incident in which eight members of the Chicago White Sox were accused of intentionally losing the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for money from a gambling syndicate led by Arnold Rothstein.

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Box score (baseball)

In baseball, the statistical summary of a game is reported in a box score.

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Branch Rickey

Wesley Branch Rickey (December 20, 1881 – December 9, 1965) was an American baseball player and sports executive.

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Brännboll (brennball or slåball ("hitball") in Norway; rundbold ("roundball") in Denmark; Brennball in Germany) is a game similar to rounders, baseball, lapta and pesäpallo played on amateur level throughout Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Germany, mostly on fields and in public parks, but it is also part of the PE curriculum in some areas.

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Breaking ball

In baseball, a breaking ball is a pitch that does not travel straight as it approaches the batter; it will have sideways or downward motion on it, sometimes both (see slider).

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British baseball

British baseball, sometimes called Welsh baseball, or in areas where it is played simply baseball, is a bat-and-ball game played primarily in Wales and England.

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Brooklyn is the most populous borough of New York City, with a census-estimated 2,648,771 residents in 2017.

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Bull Durham

Bull Durham is a 1988 American romantic comedy sports film.

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In baseball, the bullpen (or simply the pen) is the area where relief pitchers warm-up before entering a game.

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Bunt (baseball)

A bunt is a special type of offensive technique in baseball or fastpitch softball.

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Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.

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Caribbean Series

The Caribbean Series (Spanish: Serie del Caribe), also called Caribbean World Series, is the highest tournament for professional baseball teams in Latin America, featuring the champions of Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela.

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Carroll & Graf Publishers

Carroll & Graf Publishers was an American publishing company, based in New York City, New York, known for publishing a wide range of fiction and non-fiction by both new and established authors, as well as issuing reprints of previously hard-to-find works.

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Casey at the Bat

"Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888" is a baseball poem written in 1888 by Ernest Thayer.

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Catcher is a position for a baseball or softball player.

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Caught stealing

In baseball, a runner is charged, and the fielders involved are credited, with a time caught stealing when the runner attempts to advance or lead off from one base to another without the ball being batted and then is tagged out by a fielder while making the attempt.

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Center fielder

A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in center field – the baseball fielding position between left field and right field.

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Centerfield (song)

"Centerfield" is the title track from John Fogerty's album Centerfield, Fogerty's first solo album after a nine-year hiatus.

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Central League

The or is one of the two professional baseball leagues that constitute Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan.

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A changeup is a type of pitch in baseball and fastpitch softball.

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Charles Scribner's Sons

Charles Scribner's Sons, or simply Scribner's or Scribner, is an American publisher based in New York City, known for publishing American authors including Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kurt Vonnegut, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Stephen King, Robert A. Heinlein, Thomas Wolfe, George Santayana, John Clellon Holmes, Don DeLillo, and Edith Wharton.

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Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois.

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Chico Carrasquel

Alfonso Carrasquel Colón, better known as Chico Carrasquel (January 23, 1928 – May 26, 2005), was a Venezuelan professional baseball player.

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China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.

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Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio, and the county seat of Cuyahoga County.

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Two-dimensional rotation can occur in two possible directions.

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Closer (baseball)

In baseball, a closing pitcher, more frequently referred to as a closer (abbreviated CL), is a relief pitcher who specializes in getting the final outs in a close game when his team is leading.

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Coach (baseball)

In baseball, a number of coaches assist in the smooth functioning of a team.

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Colorado Rockies

The Colorado Rockies are an American professional baseball team based in Denver, Colorado.

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Commissioner of Baseball

The Commissioner of Baseball is the chief executive of Major League Baseball (MLB) and the associated Minor League Baseball (MiLB) – a constellation of leagues and clubs known as organized baseball.

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Comparison of baseball and cricket

Baseball and cricket are the best-known members of a family of related bat-and-ball games.

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Contact hitter

In baseball, a contact hitter is a hitter who does not strike out often.

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Coors Field

Coors Field is a baseball park located in downtown Denver, Colorado.

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Covering a base

In baseball, part of the infielders' and pitcher's jobs is to cover bases.

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Crawford Boxes

The Crawford Boxes are a section of seating in Minute Maid Park running parallel to Crawford Street in downtown Houston, Texas.

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Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular pitch with a target at each end called the wicket (a set of three wooden stumps upon which two bails sit).

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Cuban National Series

The Cuban National Series is the primary domestic professional baseball competition in Cuba.

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The curveball is a type of pitch in baseball thrown with a characteristic grip and hand movement that imparts forward spin to the ball, causing it to dive in a downward path as it approaches the plate.

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Damn Yankees

Damn Yankees is a musical comedy with a book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop, music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross.

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Damon Runyon

Alfred Damon Runyon (October 4, 1880 – December 10, 1946) was an American newspaperman and short-story writer.

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Daniel Okrent

Daniel Okrent (born April 2, 1948) is an American writer and editor.

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Dead ball

Dead ball is a term in many ball sports in which the ball is deemed temporarily not playable, and no movement may be made with it or the players from their respective positions of significance.

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Dead-ball era

In baseball, the dead-ball era was the period between around 1900 and the emergence of Babe Ruth as a power hitter in 1919.

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Demonstration sport

A demonstration sport is a sport which is played to promote it, most commonly during the Olympic Games, but also at other sporting events.

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Designated hitter

In baseball, the designated hitter rule is the common name for Major League Baseball Rule 5.11, adopted by the American League in 1973.

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Dick Young (sportswriter)

Dick Young (October 17, 1917 – August 30, 1987) was a sportswriter best known for his direct and abrasive style, and his 45-year association with the New York Daily News.

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Dominican Professional Baseball League

The Dominican Republic Professional Baseball League (Liga de Béisbol Profesional de la República Dominicana) or LIDOM by its acronym in Spanish, is a winter professional baseball league consisting of six teams spread across the Dominican Republic; it is the highest level of professional baseball league in the Dominican Republic.

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Doping in baseball

Banned substances in baseball has been an ongoing issue for Major League Baseball.

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Double (baseball)

In baseball, a double is the act of a batter striking the pitched ball and safely reaching second base without being called out by the umpire, without the benefit of a fielder's misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielder's choice.

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Double play

In baseball, a double play (denoted as DP in baseball statistics) is the act of making two outs during the same continuous play.

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Doubleheader (baseball)

A doubleheader (in the classic sense) is a set of two baseball games played between the same two teams on the same day in front of the same crowd.

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Dugout (baseball)

In baseball, the dugout is a team's bench area and is located in foul territory between home plate and either first or third base.

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Earned run average

In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched (i.e. the traditional length of a game).

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Eastern Colored League

The Mutual Association of Eastern Colored Clubs, more commonly known as the Eastern Colored League (ECL), was one of the several Negro leagues, which operated during the time organized baseball was segregated.

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Encyclopædia Britannica

The Encyclopædia Britannica (Latin for "British Encyclopaedia"), published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., is a general knowledge English-language encyclopaedia.

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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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Ernest Thayer

Ernest Lawrence Thayer (August 14, 1863 – August 21, 1940) was an American writer and poet who wrote the poem "Casey" (or "Casey at the Bat"), which is "the single most famous baseball poem ever written" according to the Baseball Almanac, and "the nation’s best-known piece of comic verse—a ballad that began a native legend as colorful and permanent as that of Johnny Appleseed or Paul Bunyan.".

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Error (baseball)

In baseball statistics, an error is an act, in the judgment of the official scorer, of a fielder misplaying a ball in a manner that allows a batter or baserunner to advance one or more bases or allows an at bat to continue after the batter should have been put out.

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ESPN (originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite sports television channel owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture owned by The Walt Disney Company (80%) and Hearst Communications (20%).

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ESPN.com is the official website of ESPN.

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Extra innings

Extra innings is the extension of a baseball or softball game in order to break a tie.

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Fantasy baseball

Fantasy Baseball is a game in which people manage rosters of league baseball players, either online or in a physical location.

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Fantasy sport

A fantasy sport (also known less commonly as rotisserie or roto) is a type of online game where participants assemble imaginary or virtual teams of real players of a professional sport.

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Farm team

In sports, a farm team, farm system, feeder team, practice squad, or nursery club, is generally a team or club whose role is to provide experience and training for young players, with an agreement that any successful players can move on to a higher level at a given point.

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The fastball is the most common type of pitch thrown by pitchers in baseball and softball.

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Fenway Park

Fenway Park is a baseball park located in Boston, Massachusetts near Kenmore Square.

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Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams is a 1989 American fantasy-drama sports film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, who also wrote the screenplay, adapting W. P. Kinsella's novel Shoeless Joe.

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Fielder's choice

In baseball, fielder's choice (abbreviated FC) refers to a variety of plays involving an offensive player reaching a base due to the defense's attempt to put out another baserunner, or the defensive team's indifference to his advance.

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Fielding percentage

In baseball statistics, fielding percentage, also known as fielding average, is a measure that reflects the percentage of times a defensive player properly handles a batted or thrown ball.

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First baseman

First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a baserunner to score a run for that player's team.

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First-class cricket

First-class cricket is an official classification of the highest-standard international or domestic matches in the sport of cricket.

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Force play

In baseball, a force is a situation when a baserunner is compelled (or forced) to vacate his time-of-pitch base—and thus try to advance to the next base—because the batter became a runner.

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Frederick, Prince of Wales

Frederick, Prince of Wales, KG (1 February 1707 – 31 March 1751) was heir apparent to the British throne from 1727 until his death from a lung injury at the age of 44 in 1751.

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Free agent

In professional sports, a free agent is a player who is eligible to sign with any club or franchise; i.e., not under contract to any specific team.

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Gary Gillette

Gary Gillette is a baseball writer, author, and editor.

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General manager (baseball)

In Major League Baseball, the general manager (GM) of a team typically controls player transactions and bears the primary responsibility on behalf of the ballclub during contract discussions with players.

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George J. Gaskin

George J. Gaskin (1863–1920) was an early American recording artist.

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Glossary of baseball

This is an alphabetical list of selected unofficial and specialized terms, phrases, and other jargon used in baseball, and their definitions, including illustrative examples for many entries.

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Glossary of English-language idioms derived from baseball

American English has been enriched by expressions derived from the game of baseball.

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Grantland was a sports and pop-culture blog owned and operated by ESPN. The blog was started in 2011 by veteran writer and sports journalist Bill Simmons, who remained as editor-in-chief until May 2015. Grantland was named after famed 20th-century sportswriter Grantland Rice (1880–1954). On October 30, 2015, ESPN announced that it was ending the publication of Grantland.

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Grantland Rice

Henry Grantland Rice (November 1, 1880July 13, 1954) was an early 20th-century American sportswriter known for his elegant prose.

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Green Monster

The Green Monster is a popular nickname for the high left field wall at Fenway Park, home to the Boston Red Sox baseball team.

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Hank Aaron

Henry Louis Aaron (born February 5, 1934), nicknamed "Hammer" or "Hammerin' Hank", is a retired American Major League Baseball (MLB) right fielder who serves as the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves.

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Hanshin Koshien Stadium

, commonly referred to as simply Koshien Stadium, is a baseball park located near Kobe in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.

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Henry Chadwick (writer)

Henry Chadwick (1824 – April 20, 1908) was an English-born American sportswriter, baseball statistician and historian, often called the "Father of Baseball" for his early reporting on and contributions to the development of the game.

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High school baseball in Japan

In Japan, Kōshien (甲子園) generally refers to the two annual baseball tournaments played by high schools nationwide culminating at a final showdown at Hanshin Kōshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Japan.

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HighBeam Research

HighBeam Research is a paid search engine and full text online archive owned by Gale, a subsidiary Cengage, for thousands of newspapers, magazines, academic journals, newswires, trade magazines, and encyclopedias in English.

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History of baseball in the United States

The history of baseball in the United States can be traced to the 19th century, when amateurs played a baseball-like game by their own informal rules using homemade equipment.

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History of the Brooklyn Dodgers

The Brooklyn Dodgers were an American Major League baseball team, active primarily in the National League from 1884 until 1957, after which the club moved to Los Angeles, where it continues its history as the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Hit (baseball)

In baseball statistics, a hit (denoted by H), also called a base hit, is credited to a batter when the batter safely reaches first base after hitting the ball into fair territory, without the benefit of an error or a fielder's choice.

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Hit and run (baseball)

A hit and run is a high risk, high reward offensive strategy used in baseball.

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Hit by pitch

In baseball, hit by pitch (HBP) is a situation in which a batter or his clothing or equipment (other than his bat) is struck directly by a pitch from the pitcher; the batter is called a hit batsman (HB).

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Hoboken, New Jersey

Hoboken (Unami: Hupokàn) is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States.

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Home run

In baseball, a home run (abbreviated HR) is scored when the ball is hit in such a way that the batter is able to circle the bases and reach home safely in one play without any errors being committed by the defensive team in the process.

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Honkbal Hoofdklasse

The Honkbal Hoofdklasse (Dutch for Major League Baseball) is the highest level of professional baseball in the Netherlands.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) is an educational and trade publisher in the United States.

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Houston Astros

The Houston Astros are an American professional baseball team based in Houston, Texas.

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In flight

In baseball, the rules state that a batted ball is considered in flight when it has not yet touched any object other than a fielder or his equipment.

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Infield is a sports term whose definition depends on the sport in whose context it is used.

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An inning in baseball, softball, and similar games is the basic unit of play, consisting of two halves or frames, the "top" (first half) and the "bottom" (second half).

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Innings pitched

In baseball, innings pitched (IP) are the number of innings a pitcher has completed, measured by the number of batters and baserunners that are put out while the pitcher is on the pitching mound in a game.

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Inside-the-park home run

In baseball, an inside-the-park home run is a play where a batter hits a home run without hitting the ball out of the field of play.

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Intentional base on balls

In baseball, an intentional base on balls, usually referred to as an intentional walk and denoted in baseball scorekeeping by IBB, is a walk issued to a batter by a pitcher with the intent of removing the batter's opportunity to swing at the pitched ball.

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Interleague play

Interleague play in Major League Baseball refers to regular-season baseball games played between an American League (AL) team and a National League (NL) team.

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International Association for Professional Base Ball Players

The International Association of Professional Base Ball Players was the name for two separate Canadian-American baseball leagues that operated from 1877 through 1880 and also from 1888 until 1890.

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International Baseball Federation

The International Baseball Federation (IBAF; Spanish: Federación Internacional de Béisbol, French: Fédération international de baseball) is the former worldwide governing body recognized by the International Olympic Committee as overseeing, deciding and executing the policy of the sport of baseball.

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International Olympic Committee

The International Olympic Committee (IOC; French: Comité International Olympique, CIO) is a Swiss private non-governmental organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland, which is the authority responsible for the modern Olympic Games.

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International Softball Federation

right The International Softball Federation is the international governing body for the sport of softball with its world headquarters and training centre at Plant City, Florida.

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Italian Baseball League

The Italian Baseball League (IBL; Italian: Campionato italiano di baseball) is a professional baseball league that is governed by FIBS (Italian Baseball & Softball Federation), which has its headquarters in Rome.

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Jackie Robinson

Jack Roosevelt Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era.

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Japanese High School Baseball Championship

The of Japan, commonly known as, is an annual nationwide high school baseball tournament.

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Japanese High School Baseball Invitational Tournament

The National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament (選抜高等学校野球大会 senbatsu kōtō gakkō yakyū taikai) of Japan, commonly known as "Spring Kōshien" (春の甲子園 haru no kōshien) or "Senbatsu" (センバツ), is an annual high school baseball tournament.

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Jayson Stark

Jayson Stark (born July 19, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American sportswriter and author who covers baseball for The Athletic.

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Jerry Ross (composer)

Jerry Ross (born Jerold Rosenberg; March 9, 1926 – November 11, 1955) was an American lyricist and composer whose works with Richard Adler for the musical theater include The Pajama Game and Damn Yankees, winners of Tony Awards in 1955 and 1956, respectively, in both the "Best Musical" and "Best Composer and Lyricist" categories.

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Jim Bouton

James Alan Bouton (born March 8, 1939) is an American retired professional baseball player.

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John Fogerty

John Cameron Fogerty (born May 28, 1945) is an American musician, singer, and songwriter.

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John Newbery

John Newbery (9 July 1713 – 22 December 1767), called "The Father of Children's Literature", was an English publisher of books who first made children's literature a sustainable and profitable part of the literary market.

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John Wiley & Sons

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., also referred to as Wiley, is a global publishing company that specializes in academic publishing.

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Ken Burns

Kenneth Lauren Burns (born July 29, 1953) is an American filmmaker, known for his style of using archival footage and photographs in documentary films.

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Kenesaw Mountain Landis

Kenesaw Mountain Landis (November 20, 1866 – November 25, 1944) was an American jurist who served as a federal judge from 1905 to 1922 and as the first Commissioner of Baseball from 1920 until his death.

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Knickerbocker Club

The Knickerbocker Club (known informally as The Knick), is a gentlemen's club in New York City founded in 1871.

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Knickerbocker Rules

The Knickerbocker Rules are a set of baseball rules formalized by William R. Wheaton and William H. Tucker of the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club in 1845.

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Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America and the only one located entirely within the United States.

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Lapta (game)

Lapta (лапта́) is a Russian bat and ball game first known to be played in the 14th century.

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Lawrence Ritter

Lawrence Stanley Ritter (May 23, 1922 – February 15, 2004) was an American writer whose specialties were economics and baseball.

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League Park

League Park was a baseball park located in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

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Left fielder

In baseball, a left fielder (LF) is an outfielder who plays defense in left field.

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Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente

The Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente or LBPRC formerly known as Liga de Béisbol Profesional de Puerto Rico and Puerto Rico Baseball League, is the main professional baseball league in Puerto Rico.

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List of Major League Baseball career total bases leaders

In baseball statistics, total bases (TBs) is the number of bases a player has gained with hits.

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List of organized baseball leagues

This article contains a list of organized baseball leagues.

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Little League Baseball

Little League Baseball and Softball (officially, Little League International) is a nonprofit organization based in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States, which organizes local youth baseball and softball leagues throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world.

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Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.

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Macmillan Publishers (United States)

Macmillan Publishers USA was the former name of a now mostly defunct American publishing company.

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Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball organization, the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.

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Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also known as the "Midsummer Classic", is an annual professional baseball game sanctioned by Major League Baseball (MLB) contested between the All-Stars from the American League (AL) and National League (NL), currently selected by fans for starting fielders, by managers for pitchers, and by managers and players for reserves.

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Major League Baseball postseason

The Major League Baseball postseason is an elimination tournament held after the conclusion of the MLB regular season.

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Manager (baseball)

In baseball, the field manager (commonly referred to as the manager) is the equivalent of a head coach who is responsible for overseeing and making final decisions on all aspects of on-field team strategy, lineup selection, training and instruction.

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Mexican Pacific League

The Mexican Pacific League (or LMP) is an independent professional baseball league in Mexico.

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Michael Lewis

Michael Monroe Lewis (born October 15, 1960) is an American non-fiction author and financial journalist.

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Michael Mandelbaum

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is a daily morning broadsheet printed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Minnie Miñoso

Orestes "Minnie" Miñoso (born Saturnino Orestes Armas Miñoso Arrieta,;, November 29, 1925 – March 1, 2015), nicknamed "The Cuban Comet" and "Mr.

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Minor League Baseball

Minor League Baseball is a hierarchy of professional baseball leagues in the Americas that compete at levels below Major League Baseball (MLB) and provide opportunities for player development and a way to prepare for the major leagues.

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Minute Maid Park

Minute Maid Park, previously known as The Ballpark at Union Station, Enron Field, and Astros Field, is a ballpark in Downtown Houston, Texas, United States, that opened in 2000 to house the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB).

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Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game is a book by Michael Lewis, published in 2003, about the Oakland Athletics baseball team and its general manager Billy Beane.

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Montreal Expos

The Montreal Expos (Les Expos de Montréal) were a Canadian professional baseball team based in Montreal, Quebec.

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Montreal Royals

The Montreal Royals were a minor league professional baseball team in Montreal, Quebec, from 1897–1917 and 1928–60.

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Morris Raphael Cohen

Morris Raphael Cohen (Мо́ррис Рафаэ́ль Ко́эн; July 25, 1880 – January 28, 1947) was an American philosopher, lawyer, and legal scholar who united pragmatism with logical positivism and linguistic analysis.

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Mrs. Robinson


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National Association of Base Ball Players

The National Association of Base Ball Players (NABBP) was the first organization governing American baseball.

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National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an American history museum and hall of fame, located in Cooperstown, New York, and operated by private interests.

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National League

The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, known simply as the National League (NL), is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball (MLB) in the United States and Canada, and the world's oldest current professional team sports league.

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National sport

A national sport is considered to be an intrinsic part of the culture of a nation.

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Negro American League

The Negro American League was one of the several Negro leagues created during the time organized American baseball was segregated.

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Negro league baseball

The Negro leagues were United States professional baseball leagues comprising teams predominantly made up of African Americans and, to a lesser extent, Latin Americans.

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Negro National League (1920–31)

The Negro National League (NNL) was one of the several Negro leagues which were established during the period in the United States in which organized baseball was segregated.

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Negro National League (1933–48)

The second Negro National League was one of the several Negro leagues created during the time organized baseball was segregated.

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New Scientist

New Scientist, first published on 22 November 1956, is a weekly, English-language magazine that covers all aspects of science and technology.

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New York Knickerbockers

The New York Knickerbockers were one of the first organized baseball teams which played under a set of rules similar to the game today.

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New York metropolitan area

The New York metropolitan area, also referred to as the Tri-State Area, is the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass, at 4,495 mi2 (11,642 km2).

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New York Yankees

The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of the Bronx.

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Newark, New Jersey

Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey and the seat of Essex County.

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Newsweek is an American weekly magazine founded in 1933.

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Nippon Professional Baseball

or NPB is the highest level of baseball in Japan.

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Official scorer

In the game of baseball, the official scorer is a person appointed by the league to record the events on the field, and to send the official scoring record of the game back to the league offices.

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Oină is a Romanian traditional sport, similar in many ways to baseball and lapta.

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Olympic sports

Olympic sports are sports that are contested in the Summer Olympic Games and Winter Olympic Games.

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On-base percentage

In baseball statistics, on-base percentage (OBP; sometimes referred to as on-base average/OBA, as the statistic is rarely presented as a true percentage) is a statistic generally measuring how frequently a batter reaches base.

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On-base plus slugging

On-base plus slugging (OPS) is a sabermetric baseball statistic calculated as the sum of a player's on-base percentage and slugging average.

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In baseball, on deck refers to being next in line to bat.

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Out (baseball)

In baseball, an out occurs when the umpire rules a batter or baserunner out.

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The outfield is a sporting term used in cricket and baseball to refer to the area of the field of play further from the batsman or batter than the infield, and in association football to players outside the goal.

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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.

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Pacific League

The or is one of the two professional baseball leagues constituting Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan.

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Parque Los Berros

Parque Los Berros, in Xalapa, Veracruz, is located a short distance to the southeast of the center of town, in the neighbourhood of the Stadium.

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Partnership (cricket)

In the sport of cricket, two batsmen always bat in partnership, although only one is on strike at any time.

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Pesäpallo (boboll, both names literally meaning "nest ball", also referred to as "Finnish baseball") is a fast-moving bat-and-ball sport that is often referred to as the national sport of Finland and has some presence in other countries including Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Australia, and Canada's northern Ontario (the latter two countries have significant Nordic populations).

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Pesäpallo at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Pesäpallo, the Finnish variant of baseball, was played as a demonstration sport at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland.

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Pete Palmer

Pete Palmer (born January 30, 1938) is an American sports statistician and encyclopedia editor.

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Peter Gammons

Peter Gammons (born April 9, 1945) is an American sportswriter and media personality.

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Philip K. Wrigley

Philip Knight Wrigley (December 5, 1894 – April 12, 1977), sometimes also called P.K. or Phil, was an American chewing gum manufacturer and executive in Major League Baseball, inheriting both those roles as the quiet son of his much more flamboyant father, William Wrigley, Jr..

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Physical education

Physical education, also known as Phys Ed., PE, gym, or gym class, and known in many Commonwealth countries as physical training or PT, is an educational course related of maintaining the human body through physical exercises (i.e. calisthenics).

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In baseball, a pickoff is an act by a pitcher, throwing a live ball to a fielder so that the fielder can tag out a baserunner who is either leading off or about to begin stealing the next base.

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Pinch hitter

In baseball, a pinch hitter is a substitute batter.

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Pitch (baseball)

In baseball, a pitch is the act of throwing a baseball toward home plate to start a play.

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In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitcher's mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter, who attempts to either make contact with the pitched ball or draw a walk.

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In baseball, a pitchout is a ball that is intentionally thrown high and outside the strike zone with the purpose of preventing a stolen base, thwarting a hit and run, or to prevent a run-scoring play on a suicide squeeze play.

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Plate appearance

In baseball statistics, a player is credited with a plate appearance (denoted by PA) each time he completes a turn batting.

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Polo Grounds

The Polo Grounds was the name of three stadiums in Upper Manhattan, New York City, used mainly for professional baseball and American football from 1880 until 1963.

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Position player

In baseball, a position player is a player who on defense plays as an infielder, outfielder, or catcher.

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Pull hitter

In baseball, a pull hitter is a batter who usually hits the ball to the side of the field from which he bats.

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In baseball statistics, a putout (denoted by PO or fly out when appropriate) is given to a defensive player who records an out by one of the following methods.

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Racial integration

Racial integration, or simply integration, includes desegregation (the process of ending systematic racial segregation).

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Red Smith (sportswriter)

Walter Wellesley "Red" Smith (September 25, 1905 – January 15, 1982) was an American sportswriter.

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Relief pitcher

In baseball and softball, a relief pitcher or reliever is a pitcher who enters the game after the starting pitcher is removed due to injury, ineffectiveness, fatigue, ejection, or for other strategic reasons, such as inclement weather delays or pinch hitter substitutions.

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Richard Adler

Richard Adler (August 3, 1921 – June 21, 2012) was an American lyricist, writer, composer and producer of several Broadway shows.

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Right fielder

A right fielder, abbreviated RF, is the outfielder in baseball or softball who plays defense in right field.

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Ring Lardner

Ringgold Wilmer "Ring" Lardner (March 5, 1885p. xiv – September 25, 1933) was an American sports columnist and short-story writer best known for his satirical writings on sports, marriage, and the theatre.

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Robert Coover

Robert Lowell Coover (born February 4, 1932) is an American novelist, short story writer, and T.B. Stowell Professor Emeritus in Literary Arts at Brown University.

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Roberto Clemente

Roberto Enrique Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a Puerto Rican professional baseball right fielder who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Roger Angell

Roger Angell (born September 19, 1920) is an American essayist known for his writing on sports, especially baseball.

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Roger Kahn

Roger Kahn (born October 31, 1927) is an American author, best known for his 1972 baseball book The Boys of Summer.

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Rounders (cluiche corr) is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams.

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Run (baseball)

In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances around first, second and third base and returns safely to home plate, touching the bases in that order, before three outs are recorded and all obligations to reach base safely on batted balls are met or assured.

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Run batted in

A run batted in (RBI), plural runs batted in (RBI or RBIs), is a statistic in baseball and softball that credits a batter for making a play that allows a run to be scored (except in certain situations such as when an error is made on the play).

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Running out the clock

In sports, running out the clock (also known as running down the clock, stonewalling, killing the clock, chewing the clock, stalling, or eating clock) refers to the practice of a winning team allowing the clock to expire through a series of pre-selected plays, either to preserve a lead or hasten the end of a one-sided contest.

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Sabermetrics is the empirical analysis of baseball, especially baseball statistics that measure in-game activity.

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Sacrifice bunt

In baseball, a sacrifice bunt (also called a sacrifice hit) is a batter's act of deliberately bunting the ball, before there are two outs, in a manner that allows a runner on base to advance to another base.

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Sacrifice fly

In baseball, a sacrifice fly (sometimes abbreviated to sac fly) is defined by Rule 9.08(d) http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/official_rules/official_rules.jsp: "Score a sacrifice fly when, before two are out, the batter hits a ball in flight handled by an outfielder or an infielder running in the outfield in fair or foul territory that.

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Safe (baseball)

In baseball, a baserunner is safe when he reaches a base without being put out by various ways.

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San Pedro de Macorís

San Pedro de Macorís is a municipality (municipio) in the Dominican Republic and the capital of the San Pedro de Macorís province in the south-eastern region of the country; it is among the 10 largest cities of the Dominican Republic.

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Save (baseball)

In baseball, a save (abbreviated SV or S) is credited to a pitcher who finishes a game for the winning team under certain prescribed circumstances, described below.

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Schenectady, New York

Schenectady is a city in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat.

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Scoring position

In the sport of baseball, a baserunner is said to be in scoring position when they are on second or third base.

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Scout (sport)

In professional sports, scouts are experienced talent evaluators who travel extensively for the purposes of watching athletes play their chosen sports and determining whether their set of skills and talents represent what is needed by the scout's organization.

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Second baseman

In baseball and softball, second baseman is a fielding position in the infield, between second and first base.

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Seitz decision

The Seitz decision was a ruling by arbitrator Peter Seitz (died October 17, 1983) on December 23, 1975, which declared that Major League Baseball (MLB) players became free agents upon playing one year for their team without a contract, effectively nullifying baseball's reserve clause.

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Shoeless Joe (novel)

Shoeless Joe is a magic realist novel by Canadian author W. P. Kinsella which became better known due to its film adaptation, Field of Dreams.

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Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball or softball fielding position between second and third base, which is considered to be among the most demanding defensive positions.

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Simon & Garfunkel

Simon & Garfunkel were an American folk rock duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel.

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Single (baseball)

In baseball, a single is the most common type of base hit, accomplished through the act of a batter safely reaching first base by hitting a fair ball (thus becoming a runner) and getting to first base before a fielder puts him out.

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In baseball, a slider is a breaking ball pitch that tails laterally and down through the batter's hitting zone; it is thrown with less speed than a fastball but greater than the pitcher's curveball.

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Slugging percentage

In baseball statistics, slugging percentage (SLG) is a measure of the batting productivity of a hitter.

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Society for American Baseball Research

The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) is a membership organization dedicated to fostering the research and dissemination of the history and record of baseball.

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Softball is a variant of baseball played with a larger ball (11 in. to 12 in. sized ball) on a smaller field.

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South Korea

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (대한민국; Hanja: 大韓民國; Daehan Minguk,; lit. "The Great Country of the Han People"), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and lying east to the Asian mainland.

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A spitball is an illegal baseball pitch in which the ball has been altered by the application of saliva, petroleum jelly, or some other foreign substance.

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Sporting News

Sporting News is a digital sports media owned by Perform Group, a global sports content and media company.

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Sports commentator

In sports broadcasting, a sports commentator (also known as sports announcer, sportscaster or play-by-play announcer) gives a running commentary of a game or event in real time, usually during a live broadcast, traditionally delivered in the historical present tense.

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Sports film

A sports film is a film genre that uses sport as the theme of a film.

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Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated is an American sports magazine owned by Meredith Corporation.

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Springfield, Massachusetts

Springfield is a city in western New England, and the historical seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States.

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Squeeze play (baseball)

In baseball, the squeeze play (a.k.a. squeeze bunt) is a maneuver consisting of a sacrifice bunt with a runner on third base.

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St. Louis Cardinals

The St.

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Starting pitcher

In baseball (hardball or softball), a starting pitcher or starter is the first pitcher in the game for each team.

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Statistics is a branch of mathematics dealing with the collection, analysis, interpretation, presentation, and organization of data.

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Stickball is a street game related to baseball, usually formed as a pick-up game played in large cities in the Northeastern United States, especially New York City and Philadelphia.

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Stolen base

In baseball, a stolen base occurs when a runner advances to a base to which he is not entitled and the official scorer rules that the advance should be credited to the action of the runner.

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Stoolball is a sport that dates back to at least the 15th century, originating in Sussex, southern England.

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Stoop ball

Stoop ball (also spelled "stoopball") is a game that is played by throwing a ball against a stoop (stairs leading up to a building) on the pavement in front of a building.

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Strike zone

In baseball, the strike zone is the volume of space through which a pitch must pass in order to be called a strike, if the batter does not swing.

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In baseball or softball, a strikeout (or strike-out) occurs when a batter racks up three strikes during a time at bat.

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Surrey is a county in South East England, and one of the home counties.

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Tag out

In baseball, a tag out, sometimes just called a tag, is a play in which a baserunner is out because he is touched by the fielder who is holding a live ball either in hand or glove while the runner is advancing.

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Tag up

In baseball, to tag up is for a baserunner to retouch or remain on their starting base (the time-of-pitch base) until (after) the ball either lands in fair territory or is first touched by a fielder.

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Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia.

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Team sport

A team sport includes any sport which involves two or more players working together towards a shared objective.

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Tee-ball (also teeball, tee ball or t-ball) is a team sport based on and simplifying baseball and softball.

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Test cricket

Test cricket is the longest form of the sport of cricket and is considered its highest standard.

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The Boys of Summer (book)

The Boys of Summer is a 1972 non-fiction baseball book by Roger Kahn.

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The Glory of Their Times

The Glory of Their Times: The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It is a book, edited by Lawrence Ritter, telling the stories of early 20th century baseball.

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The Hardball Times

The Hardball Times (abbreviated as THT) is a website which publishes news, original comments and statistical analysis of baseball each week Monday through Friday, in addition to the Hardball Times Annual book which features essays by leading sabermetric personalities.

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The Japan Times

The Japan Times is Japan's largest and oldest English-language daily newspaper.

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The Natural

The Natural is a 1952 novel about baseball by Bernard Malamud, and is his debut novel.

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The Natural (film)

The Natural is a 1984 American sports drama film adaptation of Bernard Malamud's 1952 baseball novel of the same name, directed by Barry Levinson and starring Robert Redford, Glenn Close, and Robert Duvall.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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The Pride of the Yankees

The Pride of the Yankees is a 1942 American film produced by Samuel Goldwyn, directed by Sam Wood, and starring Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, and Walter Brennan.

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The Trentonian

The Trentonian is a daily newspaper serving Trenton, New Jersey, USA, and the surrounding Mercer County community.

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The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop.

The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop. is Robert Coover's second novel, published in 1968.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.

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The Washington Times

The Washington Times is an American daily newspaper that covers general interest topics with a particular emphasis on American politics.

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Third baseman

A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base — the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in succession to score a run.

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Time (magazine)

Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.

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Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays are a Canadian professional baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario.

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Total chances

In baseball statistics, total chances (TC), also called chances offered, represents the number of plays in which a defensive player has participated.

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Trade card

A trade card is a square card that is small, but bigger than the modern visiting card, and is exchanged in social circles, that a business distributes to clients and potential customers.

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Trading card

A trading card (or collectible card) is a small card, usually made out of paperboard or thick paper, which usually contains an image of a certain person, place or thing (fictional or real) and a short description of the picture, along with other text (attacks, statistics, or trivia).

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Triple (baseball)

In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base after hitting the ball, with neither the benefit of a fielder's misplay (see error) nor another runner being put out on a fielder's choice.

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Triple play

In baseball, a triple play (denoted as TP in baseball statistics) is the rare act of making three outs during the same continuous play.

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Umpire (baseball)

In baseball, the umpire is the person charged with officiating the game, including beginning and ending the game, enforcing the rules of the game and the grounds, making judgment calls on plays, and handling the disciplinary actions.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was established by the Acts of Union 1800, which merged the kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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University of California Press

University of California Press, otherwise known as UC Press, is a publishing house associated with the University of California that engages in academic publishing.

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University of Illinois Press

The University of Illinois Press (UIP) is a major American university press and is part of the University of Illinois system.

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University of Massachusetts Press

The University of Massachusetts Press is a university press that is part of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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University of Nebraska Press

The University of Nebraska Press, also known as UNP, was founded in 1941 and is an academic publisher of scholarly and general-interest books.

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University of North Carolina Press

The University of North Carolina Press (or UNC Press), founded in 1922, is a university press that is part of the University of North Carolina.

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USA Today

USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily, middle-market newspaper that serves as the flagship publication of its owner, the Gannett Company.

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Vaudeville is a theatrical genre of variety entertainment.

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Venezuelan Professional Baseball League

The Venezuelan Professional Baseball League or Liga Venezolana de Béisbol Profesional (LVBP) is the highest level baseball league in Venezuela.

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Veracruz, formally Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave,In isolation, Veracruz, de and Llave are pronounced, respectively,, and.

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Vice Media

Vice Media LLC is a North American digital media and broadcasting company.

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Vitilla is a popular variation of stickball played primarily in the Dominican Republic and areas in the United States with large Dominican populations.

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W. P. Kinsella

William Patrick "W.

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W. W. Norton & Company


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Walks plus hits per inning pitched

In baseball statistics, walks plus hits per inning pitched (WHIP) is a sabermetric measurement of the number of baserunners a pitcher has allowed per inning pitched.

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Warning track

The warning track is the part of the baseball field that is closest to the wall or fence and is typically made of dirt, instead of grass or artificial turf like most of the field.

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WBZ (1030 kHz) is a Class A clear channel AM radio station licensed in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Western League (1885–1899)

The Western League of Professional Baseball Clubs, also called the Western League, was a minor league baseball league founded on February 11, 1885, and focused in the Midwestern United States.

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WGY ("AM 810, 103.1 FM, NewsRadio WGY") is a commercial AM broadcasting station owned by iHeartMedia and licensed to Schenectady, New York.

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Who's on First?

"Who's on First?" is a comedy routine made famous by Abbott and Costello.

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In the sport of cricket, the wicket is one of the two sets of three stumps and two bails at either end of the pitch.

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Wiffle ball

Wiffle ball is a variation of the sport of baseball designed for indoor or outdoor play in confined areas.

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Wild card (sports)

A wild card (variously spelled wildcard or wild-card, also known as at-large berth) is a tournament or playoff berth awarded to an individual or team that fails to win a division or conference within their league but qualifies based on their record compared to others in the same league who also did not win their divisions or conferences.

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Win–loss record (pitching)

In baseball and softball, a pitcher's win–loss record (also referred to simply as their record) indicates the number of wins (denoted "W") and losses (denoted "L") they have been credited with.

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Winning percentage

In sports, a winning percentage is the fraction of games or matches a team or individual has won.

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Women's baseball

Women's baseball is played in several countries.

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World Baseball Classic

The World Baseball Classic (WBC) is an international baseball tournament sanctioned from 2006 to 2013 by the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) and after 2013 by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC).

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World Baseball Softball Confederation

World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC; Confédération internationale de baseball et softball) is the world governing body for the sports of baseball and softball.

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World Series

The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball (MLB) in North America, contested since 1903 between the American League (AL) champion team and the National League (NL) champion team.

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Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field is a baseball park located on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois.

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Xalapa (often spelled Jalapa,;; officially Xalapa-Enríquez) is the capital city of the Mexican state of Veracruz and the name of the surrounding municipality.

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117th IOC Session

The 117th International Olympic Committee Session was held for the first time in Singapore from 2 to 9 July 2005.

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1919 World Series

The 1919 World Series matched the American League champion Chicago White Sox against the National League champion Cincinnati Reds.

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1922 World Series

In the 1922 World Series, the New York Giants defeated the New York Yankees in five games (four games to none with one tie; starting this year the World Series was again best-of-seven).

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1981 Major League Baseball strike

The 1981 Major League Baseball strike was the first work stoppage in Major League Baseball since the 1972 Major League Baseball strike that resulted in regular season games being cancelled.

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1992 Summer Olympics

The 1992 Summer Olympic Games (Spanish: Juegos Olímpicos de Verano de 1992; Catalan: Jocs Olímpics d'estiu de 1992), officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event celebrated in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain in 1992.

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1994–95 Major League Baseball strike

The 1994–95 Major League Baseball strike was the eighth work stoppage in baseball history, as well as the fourth in-season work stoppage in 22 years.

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2004 Summer Olympics

The 2004 Summer Olympic Games (Θερινοί Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες 2004), officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad and commonly known as Athens 2004, was a premier international multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004 with the motto Welcome Home. 10,625 athletes competed, some 600 more than expected, accompanied by 5,501 team officials from 201 countries.

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2006 World Baseball Classic

The 2006 World Baseball Classic was the inaugural tournament between national baseball teams that included players from Major League Baseball.

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2008 Summer Olympics

The 2008 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad and commonly known as Beijing 2008, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 8 to 24 August 2008 in Beijing, China.

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2011 Baseball World Cup

The 2011 Baseball World Cup was an international baseball tournament held from October 1 to October 15, 2011.

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2012 Summer Olympics

The 2012 Summer Olympics, formally the Games of the XXX Olympiad and commonly known as London 2012, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 27 July to 12 August 2012 in London, United Kingdom.

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