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Pitcher

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The game proceeds when a player on the fielding team, called the pitcher, throws a ball which a player on the batting team tries to hit with a bat.
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.

Batting (baseball)

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Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding. A baseball game is played between two teams, each composed of nine players, that take turns playing offense (batting and baserunning) and defense (pitching and fielding).
In baseball, batting is the act of facing the opposing pitcher and trying to produce offense for one's team.

Run (baseball)

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The objectives of the offensive team (batting team) are to hit the ball into the field of play, and to run the bases—having its runners advance counter-clockwise around four bases to score what are called "runs".
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.

Extra innings

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If scores are tied at the end of nine innings, extra innings are usually played.
Extra innings is the extension of a baseball or softball game in order to break a tie.

History of baseball in the United States

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This game was brought by immigrants to North America, where the modern version developed.
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.

Base running

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The objective of the defensive team (fielding team) is to prevent batters from becoming runners, and to prevent runners' advance around the bases.
In baseball, base running is the act of running around the bases performed by members of the team at bat.

Baseball in Japan

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Baseball is popular in North America and parts of Central and South America, the Caribbean, and East Asia, particularly in Japan and South Korea.
Baseball was first introduced to Japan in 1872 and is currently among the country's most popular participatory and spectator sports.

National sport

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By the late 19th century, baseball was widely recognized as the national sport of the United States.
Some sports are de facto (not established by law) national sports, as baseball is in the United States and Gaelic games are in the Ireland, while others are de jure (established by law) national sports, as lacrosse and ice hockey are in Canada.

Inning

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One turn batting for each team constitutes an inning.
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).

Bat-and-ball games

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

World Baseball Classic

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The World Baseball Classic, organized by the World Baseball Softball Confederation, is the major international competition of the sport and attracts the top national teams from around the world.
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).

Cuban National Series

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The top level of play is similarly split in Japan between the Central and Pacific Leagues and in Cuba between the West League and East League.
The Cuban National Series (Serie Nacional de Béisbol) is the primary domestic professional baseball competition in Cuba.

Central League

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The top level of play is similarly split in Japan between the Central and Pacific Leagues and in Cuba between the West League and East League.
The Central League or Ce League is one of the two professional baseball leagues that constitute Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan.

Pacific League

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The top level of play is similarly split in Japan between the Central and Pacific Leagues and in Cuba between the West League and East League.
The Pacific League or Pa League is one of the two professional baseball leagues constituting Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan.

Safe (baseball)

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The first objective of the batting team is to have a player reach first base safely.
In baseball, a baserunner is safe when he reaches a base without being put out by various ways.

Pitch (baseball)

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A baseball game is played between two teams, each composed of nine players, that take turns playing offense (batting and baserunning) and defense (pitching and fielding).
In baseball, a pitch is the act of throwing a baseball toward home plate to start a play.

Doubleheader (baseball)

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A game consists of nine innings (seven innings at the high school level and in doubleheaders in college and minor leagues, and six innings at the Little League level).
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.

World Baseball Softball Confederation

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The World Baseball Classic, organized by the World Baseball Softball Confederation, is the major international competition of the sport and attracts the top national teams from around the world.
World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC; Confédération internationale de baseball et softball) is the world governing body for the sports of baseball and softball.

Batting order (baseball)

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The team in the field attempts to prevent runs from scoring and record outs, which remove opposing players from offensive action until their turn in their team's batting order comes up again.
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.

Baseball field

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The players on the team at bat attempt to score runs by circling or completing a tour of the four bases set at the corners of the square-shaped baseball diamond.
A baseball field, also called a ball field, sandlot or a baseball diamond, is the field upon which the game of baseball is played.

Baseball (ball)

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There are three basic tools of baseball: the ball, the bat, and the glove or mitt:
A baseball is a ball used in the sport of the same name.

Catcher

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Another player, the catcher, squats on the far side of home plate, facing the pitcher.
Catcher is a position for a baseball or softball player.

Batting helmet

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Protective helmets are also standard equipment for all batters.
A batting helmet is worn by batters in the game of baseball or softball.

Baseball bat

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There are three basic tools of baseball: the ball, the bat, and the glove or mitt:
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.

Baseball positions

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In the standard arrangement, there is a first baseman positioned several steps to the left of first base, a second baseman to the right of second base, a shortstop to the left of second base, and a third baseman to the right of third base.
There are nine fielding positions in baseball.