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Terms in this set (26)
the players that try to prevent the ball from going into the outfield
distance between the bases
A hit that gets the batter to first base safely
He wrote the rules of baseball in 1845
Another word for a minor league team
The batter stands in it and it is 60 feet 6 inches from the pitcher.
When the batter swings at a pitch and misses it.
Most consider him to be the most important defensive player.
Nickname for a baseball field
A cross between a fast ball and a curve ball
The players responsible for catching long fly balls
What baseball used to be called in England
The player who gives signals to the pitcher to tell him what type of pitch to throw
A method of touching the base without being tagged out
Weight in ounces of a baseball
If the ball is not pitched in the strike zone and the batter does not swing it is called a
A hit that gets the batter to second base safely
The first pro baseball team was called the
Cincinnati Red Stockings
How and where did baseball originate?
It began in England with a game called Rounders.
What are some physical benefits to be gained from playing baseball?
What are farm teams and how are they used
They are minor league teams where players are trained and transferred to a major league team.
How many people make up a baseball team?
What positions do they play?
Pitcher, catcher, first, second and third base men, a short stop, and a left, center and right fielder
When does a ball occur?
When the pitcher throws a ball that does not cross home plate between the batter's arm pits and knees and the batter does not hit.
Why is the pitcher the most important defensive player on the team?
He has the most control over the game.
Four facts for performing a good throw
proper grip, proper stance, exaggerated long step forward, and follow through