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Baseball Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    baseball n
  1. a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of 9 players; teams take turns at bat trying to score run; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empy lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!" [syn: baseball game, ball]
  2. a ball used in playing baseball
Baseball Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Baseball \Base"ball"\, n.
  1. A game of ball, so called from the bases or bounds ( four in number) which designate the circuit which each player must endeavor to make after striking the ball.
  2. The ball used in this game.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Baseball'


Baseball is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of nine players each. The goal is to score runs by hitting a thrown ball with a bat and touching a series of four bases arranged at the corners of a ninety-foot square, or diamond. Players on one team (the batting team) take turns hitting against the pitcher of the other team (the fielding team), which tries to stop them from scoring runs by getting hitters out in any of several ways. A player on the batting team can stop at any of the bases and later advance via a teammate's hit or other means. The teams switch between batting and fielding whenever the fielding team records three outs. One turn at bat for each team constitutes an inning and nine innings make up a professional game. The team with the most runs at the end of the game wins.

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* When I was a small boy growing up in Kansas, a friend of mine and I went fishing and as we sat there in the warmth of a summer afternoon on a riverbank we talked about what we wanted to do when we grew up. I told him that I wanted to be a real major-league baseball player, a genuine professional like Honus Wagner. My friend said that he'd like to be President of the United States. Neither of us got our wish. - Dwight D Eisenhower

* Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many players on the field - Jim Boulton

* Mary I want a guy who can play 36 holes of golf, and still have enough energy to take Warren and me to a baseball game, and eat sausages, and beer, not lite beer, but beer. That's my ad, print it up. - There's Something About Mary


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  • Review: Video blackouts impede baseball online
    LA PORTE, Ind. (AP) — Major League Baseball shows what can be done right when it comes to making its games available on the Internet. It also underscores frustrations fans have with online sports coverage in general: The business of sports is set up to feed TV sets, and Internet viewers are an afterthought. Read more on this news related to 'Baseball'
  • The 10 most underrated players in baseball, part 2
    This is a list of the five most underrated players in baseball. I've collected tons of anecdotal research and stored it in what I like to call "Nature's Humidor," and this list is based on what I've pulled out. The first five underrated players in the series:10. Jimmy Rollins 9. Kyle Lohse 8. Cody Allen 7. Lorenzo Cain 6. Austin JacksonYou ca Read more on this news related to 'Baseball'
  • The Renaissance Of Baseball's Ivy League Control Pitchers
    In an era when Major League Baseball scouts have become increasingly obsessed with radar guns and pitching velocity, a pair of Ivy League control pitchers -- Kyle Hendricks and Chris Young -- have emerged as two of the game's top hurlers despite throwing fastballs that often top out below 90 miles per hour.  Think that's a fluke?  Two more Ivy League fin Read more on this news related to 'Baseball'

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