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Catcher
Catcher
Catcher
is a position for a baseball or softball player. When a batter takes his/her turn to hit, the catcher crouches behind home plate, in front of the (home) umpire, and receives the ball from the pitcher. In addition to this primary duty, the catcher is also called upon to master many other skills in order to field the position well. The role of the catcher is similar to that of the wicket-keeper in cricket. Positioned behind home plate, the catcher can see the whole field, and is therefore in the best position to direct and lead the other players in a defensive play. The catcher typically calls for pitches using hand signals. The calls are based on the pitcher's mechanics and strengths, as well as the batter's tendencies and weaknesses. Foul tips, bouncing balls in the dirt, and contact with runners during plays at the plate are all events to be handled by the catcher, necessitating the use of protective equipment
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Ray Schalk
Ray
Ray
may refer to:Contents1 Science and mathematics1.1 Biology2 Arts and entertainment2.1 Music 2.2 Fictional characters 2.3 Other3 People 4 Places4.1 Iran 4.2 United States 4.3 Other countries5 Sport 6 Transport 7 Other uses 8 See alsoScience and mathematics[edit] Ray
Ray
(geometry), half of a line proceeding
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Jump Ball
A jump ball is a method used to begin or resume play in basketball. It is similar to a face-off in ice hockey and field lacrosse and a ball-up in Australian rules football. Two opposing players attempt to gain control of the ball after an official tosses it into the air between them. In the NBA, WNBA, and competitions operated by Euroleague Basketball, a jump ball occurs at the start of the game (called the opening tip or tip off), the start of any extra period, to settle special situations where penalties cancel out and neither team is previously entitled to the ball, and to settle any held balls. Held balls occur when two opposing players both lay equal claim to the ball, and after trying to wrestle it from each other, end up in a stalemate
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Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
Baseball
(MLB) is a professional baseball organization, the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. A total of 30 teams play in the National League (NL) and American League
American League
(AL), with 15 teams in each league. The NL and AL were formed as separate legal entities in 1876 and 1901 respectively. After cooperating but remaining legally separate entities beginning in 1903, the leagues merged into a single organization led by the Commissioner of Baseball
Baseball
in 2000.[6] The organization also oversees Minor League Baseball, which comprises about 240 teams affiliated with the Major League clubs
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Professional Baseball
Professional baseball is played in leagues throughout the world
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Mask
A mask is an object normally worn on the face, typically for protection, disguise, performance, or entertainment. Masks have been used since antiquity for both ceremonial and practical purposes. They are usually worn on the face, although they may also be positioned for effect elsewhere on the wearer's body
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Bouncing Ball
The physics of a bouncing ball concerns the physical behaviour of bouncing balls, particularly its motion before, during, and after impact against the surface of another body. Several aspects of a bouncing ball's behaviour serve as an introduction to mechanics in high school or undergraduate level physics courses. However, the exact modelling of the behaviour is complex and of interest in sports engineering. The motion of a ball is generally described by projectile motion (which can be affected by gravity, drag, the Magnus effect, and buoyancy), while its impact is usually characterized through the coefficient of restitution (which can be affected by the nature of the ball, the nature of the impacting surface, the impact velocity, rotation, and local conditions such as temperature and pressure). To ensure fair play, many sports governing bodies set limits on the bounciness of their ball and forbid tampering with the ball's aerodynamic properties
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American Civil War
Union victoryDissolution of the Confederate States U.S. territorial integrity preserved Slavery abolished Beginning of the Reconstruction EraBelligerents United States  Confederate StatesCommanders and leaders Abraham Lincoln Ulysses S. Grant William T. Sherman David Farragut George B. McClellan Henry Halleck George Meade and others Jefferson Davis Robert E. Lee  J. E. Johnston  G. T. Beauregard  A. S
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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
Babe Ruth
as a power hitter in 1919. That year, Ruth hit a then-league record 29 home runs, a spectacular feat at that time. This era was characterized by low-scoring games and a lack of home runs
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Cricket
Cricket
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 20-metre (22-yard) pitch with a target at each end called the wicket (a set of three wooden stumps upon which two bails sit). Each phase of play is called an innings, during which one team bats, attempting to score as many runs as possible, whilst their opponents bowl and field, attempting to minimise the number of runs scored. When each innings ends, the teams usually swap roles for the next innings (i.e. the team that previously batted will bowl/field, and vice versa). The teams each bat for one or two innings, depending on the type of match
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Foul Ball
In baseball, a foul ball is a batted ball that:[1][2]Settles on foul territory between home and first base or between home and third base, or Bounds past first or third base on or over foul territory, or First falls on foul territory beyond first or third base, or While on or over foul territory, touches the person of an umpire or player, or any object foreign to the natural ground. By interpretation, a batted ball that touches a batter while in his batter's box is foul regardless of whether it is over foul territory.A foul fly shall be judged according to the relative position of the ball and the foul line, including the foul pole, and not as to whether the fielder is on foul or fair territory at the time he touches the ball. Foul territory
Foul territory
or foul ground is defined as that part of the playing field outside the first and third base lines extended to the fence and perpendicularly upwards[3]
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1858 In Baseball
The following are the baseball events of the years 1845 to 1868 throughout the world.Contents1 Events 2 Champions 3 Season records3.1 1868 records of major clubs 3.2 1867 records of major clubs 3.3 1866 records of major clubs 3.4 1865 and earlier clubs4 Births4.1 1840s 4.2 1850s 4.3 1860–18685 Deaths5.1 1860s6 References 7 External linksEvents[edit]1845 Summer – The Knickerbocker Base Ball Club is formed by breakaway members of the Gotham Club, headed by Duncan Curry, Alexander Cartwright and William R. Wheaton. 1845 September 10 – A baseball game is played that is described the following day in the New York Morning News.[1] 1845 September 23 – The New York Knickerbockers draw up the earliest surviving set of baseball rules, the Knickerbocker Rules, which are written down by William R. Wheaton and William H
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Curveball
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. Varieties of curveballs include the 12-6 curveball
12-6 curveball
and the knuckle curve. Its close relatives are the slider and the slurve. The "curve" of the ball varies from pitcher to pitcher. Outside the context of baseball, variants of the expression "to throw a curveball" essentially translate to introducing a significant deviation to a preceding concept.Contents1 Grip and action1.1 Safety2 The 12–6 curveball
12–6 curveball
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Spitball
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. This technique alters the wind resistance and weight on one side of the ball, causing it to move in an atypical manner. It may also cause the ball to "slip" out of the pitcher's fingers without the usual spin that accompanies a pitch
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1888 In Baseball
The following are the baseball events of the year 1888
1888
throughout the world.List of years in baseball... 1878 1879 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 ...1885 1886 1887 1888 1889 1890 1891... 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 ...Art Archaeology Architecture Literature Music Philosophy Science +...Contents1 Champions 2 Major league baseball final standings2.1 National League
National League
final standings 2.2 American Association final standings3 Statistical leaders3.1 National League
National League
statistical leaders 3.2 American Association statistical leaders4 Notable seasons 5 Events5.1 January–March 5.2 April–June 5.3 July–September 5.4 October–December6 Births6.1 January–April 6.2 May–August 6.3 September–December7 Deaths 8 External linksChampions[edit]World Series: New York Giants 6, St. Louis Browns 4 National League: New York Giants American Association: St
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