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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. [1]

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Ace (baseball)

In baseball, an ace is the best starting pitcher on a team and nearly always the first pitcher in the team's starting rotation.

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Alex Torres (baseball)

Alexander Jesus Torres Matos (born December 8, 1987), nicknamed Dark Helmet, is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the Gunma Diamond Pegasus of the Baseball Challenge League.

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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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American Sports Medicine Institute

American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) located in Birmingham, Alabama was founded in 1986 by Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Lawrence Lemak with original funding from HealthSouth Corporation.

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Aroldis Chapman

Albertín Aroldis Chapman de la Cruz (born February 28, 1988) is a Cuban-American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB).

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

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Baseball (ball)

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

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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 positions

There are nine fielding positions in baseball.

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Baseball rubbing mud

Baseball rubbing mud is mud used to treat balls in the sport of baseball to give pitchers better control and a firmer grip on the balls.

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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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Battery (baseball)

In baseball, the term battery refers collectively to the pitcher and the catcher, who may also be called batterymen or batterymates of one another.

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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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Biomechanics is the study of the structure and function of the mechanical aspects of biological systems, at any level from whole organisms to organs, cells and cell organelles, using the methods of mechanics.

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Bowling (cricket)

Bowling, in cricket, is the action of propelling the ball toward the wicket defended by a batsman.

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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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Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine

The Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) is the national medical specialty society for sport medicine physicians in Canada.

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Catcher is a position for a baseball or softball player.

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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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Cliff Pennington (baseball)

Clifton Randolph Pennington (born June 15, 1984) is an American professional baseball infielder in the Texas Rangers organization.

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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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Control pitcher

In baseball, a control pitcher, also known as a finesse pitcher, is a pitcher who succeeds mostly by using accurate pitches, as opposed to a power pitcher who relies on velocity.

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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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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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Cutter (baseball)

In baseball, a cutter, or fastball cutter, or cut fastball, is a type of fastball that breaks toward the pitcher's glove-hand side, as it reaches home plate.

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Cy Young Award

The Cy Young Award is given annually to the best pitchers in Major League Baseball (MLB), one each for the American League (AL) and National League (NL).

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Defensive spectrum

In sabermetrics, the defensive spectrum is the graphical representation of the positions on a baseball field, arranged from left (the easiest defensive positions) to right (the hardest).

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

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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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The forkball is a type of pitch in baseball.

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Four-seam fastball

A four-seam fastball, also called a rising fastball, a four-seamer, or a cross-seam fastball, is a pitch in baseball.

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Frank Jobe

Frank James Jobe (July 16, 1925 – March 6, 2014) was an American orthopedic surgeon and co-founder of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic.

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Glossary of baseball (L)

Category:Baseball-related lists.

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Glossary of baseball (S)

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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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Jose Canseco

José Canseco Capas Jr. (born July 2, 1964), is a Cuban-American former Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder and designated hitter.

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A knuckleball or knuckler is a baseball pitch thrown to minimize the spin of the ball in flight, causing an erratic, unpredictable motion.

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Left-handed specialist

In baseball, a left-handed specialist (also known as lefty specialist) is a relief pitcher who throws left-handed and specializes in pitching to left-handed batters, weak right-handed batters, and switch-hitters who bat poorly right-handed.

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List of Major League Baseball career wins leaders

This is a list of Major League Baseball (MLB) pitchers with 200 or more career wins.

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Long reliever

A long reliever is a relief pitcher in baseball who enters the game if the starting pitcher leaves the game early.

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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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Middle relief pitcher

In baseball, middle relief pitchers (or "middle relievers") are relief pitchers who commonly pitch in the fifth, sixth, or seventh innings.

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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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New York Mets

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

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Out (baseball)

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

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Overhand throwing motion

The overhand (or overhead) throwing motion is a single-handed throw of a projectile where the object is thrown above the shoulder.

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Passed ball

In baseball, a catcher is charged with a passed ball when he fails to hold or control a legally pitched ball that, with ordinary effort, should have been maintained under his control, and, as a result of this loss of control, the batter or a runner on base advances.

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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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Pitching machine

A pitching machine is a machine that automatically pitches a baseball to a batter at different speeds and styles.

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Pitching position

In baseball, there are two legal pitching positions: the windup, and the set.

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The playoffs, play-offs, postseason and/or finals of a sports league are a competition played after the regular season by the top competitors to determine the league champion or a similar accolade.

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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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Power pitcher

Power pitcher is a term in baseball for a pitcher who relies on the velocity of his pitches, sometimes at the expense of accuracy.

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Rawlings Gold Glove Award

The Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to as the Gold Glove, is the award given annually to the Major League Baseball players judged to have exhibited superior individual fielding performances at each fielding position in both the National League (NL) and the American League (AL), as voted by the managers and coaches in each league.

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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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A screwball is a baseball and fastpitch softball pitch that is thrown so as to break in the opposite direction of a slider or curveball.

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Setup man

In baseball, a setup man (or set-up man, also sometimes referred to as a setup pitcher or setup reliever) is a relief pitcher who regularly pitches before the closer.

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Sinker (baseball)

In baseball, a sinker or sinking fastball is a type of fastball pitch which has significant downward and horizontal movement and is known for inducing ground balls.

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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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The slurve is a baseball pitch in which the pitcher throws a curve ball as if it were a slider.

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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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In everyday use and in kinematics, the speed of an object is the magnitude of its velocity (the rate of change of its position); it is thus a scalar quantity.

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Split-finger fastball

A split-finger fastball or splitter is a pitch in baseball derived from the forkball.

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Sports medicine

Sports medicine, also known as sport and exercise medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise.

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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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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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Submarine (baseball)

In baseball, a submarine pitch is one in which the ball is released often just above the ground, but not underhanded, with the torso bent at a right angle and shoulders tilted so severely that they rotate around a nearly horizontal axis.

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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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Triple-A (baseball)

Triple-A (or Class AAA) is the highest level of play in Minor League Baseball in the United States and Mexico.

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Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction

Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction, also known as Tommy John surgery (TJS), is a surgical graft procedure where the ulnar collateral ligament in the medial elbow is replaced with either a tendon from elsewhere in the patient's body, or tendon from donated tissue of a cadaver.

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Wild pitch

In baseball, a wild pitch (abbreviated WP) is charged against a pitcher when his pitch is too high, too short, or too wide of home plate for the catcher to control with ordinary effort, thereby allowing a baserunner, perhaps even the batter-runner on an uncaught third strike, to advance.

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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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2015 American League Championship Series

The 2015 American League Championship Series (ALCS) was a best-of-seven playoff contested between the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals for the American League (AL) pennant and the right to play in the 2015 World Series.

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