Batting (baseball)

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In baseball, batting is the act of facing the opposing pitcher and trying to produce offense for one's team.wikipedia
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In baseball, batting is the act of facing the opposing pitcher and trying to produce offense for one's team.
Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding.

Pitcher

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In baseball, batting is the act of facing the opposing pitcher and trying to produce offense for one's team. The pitcher's main role in this is to throw the ball in such a way that the batter either strikes out or cannot hit it cleanly so that the defense can get him or her out. Designated hitters: used primarily by the American League as a substitute for the pitcher, but only for batting. National League teams may use a DH when in an AL ballpark. If an American League team is playing in a National League ballpark, the DH may not be used.
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.

Base running

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The three main goals of batters are to become a baserunner, drive runners home, or advance runners along the bases for others to drive home, but the techniques and strategies they use to do so vary.
The goal of batting is generally to produce base runners, or help move base runners along.

Run batted in

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The three main goals of batters are to become a baserunner, drive runners home, or advance runners along the bases for others to drive home, but the techniques and strategies they use to do so vary.
A run batted in (RBI), plural runs batted in (RBI or RBIs), is a statistic in baseball and softball that credits a batter for making a play that allows a run to be scored (except in certain situations such as when an error is made on the play).

Hit (baseball)

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In general, batters try to get hits.
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.

Out (baseball)

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However, their primary objective is to avoid making an out, and helping their team to score runs.
In baseball, an out occurs when the umpire rules a batter or baserunner out.

Hit by pitch

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They might even be hit by a pitch, reach on an error or—if first is empty or there are two outs—on a dropped third strike.
In baseball, hit by pitch (HBP) is a situation in which a batter or his clothing or equipment (other than his bat) is struck directly by a pitch from the pitcher; the batter is called a hit batsman (HB). A hit batsman is awarded first base, provided that (in the plate umpire's judgment) he made an honest effort to avoid the pitch, although failure to do so is rarely called by an umpire.

Error (baseball)

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They might even be hit by a pitch, reach on an error or—if first is empty or there are two outs—on a dropped third strike.
In baseball statistics, an error is an act, in the judgment of the official scorer, of a fielder misplaying a ball in a manner that allows a batter or baserunner to advance one or more bases or allows an at bat to continue after the batter should have been put out.

Strikeout

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The pitcher's main role in this is to throw the ball in such a way that the batter either strikes out or cannot hit it cleanly so that the defense can get him or her out.
A strikeout is a statistic recorded for both pitchers and batters, and is denoted by K. A strikeout looking is denoted by a ꓘ.

At bat

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In fact, if a batter can get a hit in three out of ten at bats, giving him a batting average of .300 (pronounced "three hundred"), he or she is considered a good hitter.
In baseball, an at bat (AB) or time at bat is a batter's turn batting against a pitcher.

Strike zone

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They might even be hit by a pitch, reach on an error or—if first is empty or there are two outs—on a dropped third strike. They may draw a walk if they receive and do not swing the bat at four pitches located outside the strike zone.
Balls are desirable for the batter and the batting team, as four balls allow the batter to take a "walk" to first base as a base on balls.

On-base percentage

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In modern times, the statistic on-base plus slugging (OPS) is seen as a more accurate measure of a player's ability as a batter; this stat combines the player's on-base percentage (a percentage of their plate appearances where the batter gets on base), with the player's slugging percentage (an average of total bases with at-bats).
In baseball statistics, on-base percentage (OBP; sometimes referred to as on-base average/OBA, as the statistic is rarely presented as a true percentage) is a statistic generally measuring how frequently a batter reaches base.

Slugging percentage

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In modern times, the statistic on-base plus slugging (OPS) is seen as a more accurate measure of a player's ability as a batter; this stat combines the player's on-base percentage (a percentage of their plate appearances where the batter gets on base), with the player's slugging percentage (an average of total bases with at-bats).
In baseball statistics, slugging percentage (SLG) is a measure of the batting productivity of a hitter.

Ted Williams

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In Major League Baseball, no batter has had over a .400 average at the end of the season since Ted Williams in 1941, and no batter has ever hit over .367 in a lifetime—Ty Cobb hit .3664.
Talking with the game's greats would become a pattern for Williams, who talked with Hugh Duffy who hit .438 in 1894, Bill Terry who hit .401 in 1930, and Ty Cobb against whom he would argue that a batter should hit up on the ball, opposed to Cobb's view that a batter should hit down on the ball.

Batting out of turn

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During the game the only way to change the lineup is via substitution, as batting out of turn is not allowed.
In baseball, batting out of turn or batting out of order refers to an event in which a batter makes a plate appearance out of sequence from the batting order specified in the lineup card submitted by the manager to the home plate umpire before the start of the game.

Power hitter

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Power hitters: power hitters, or sluggers, are batters who drive the ball, often hitting home runs and other extra-base hits, but tend to strike out more often than contact hitters. See also slugging percentage.
Power hitter is a term used in baseball for a skilled player that has a higher than average ability in terms of his batting, featuring a combination of dexterity and personal strength that likely leads to a high number of home-runs as well as doubles and triples.

Pull hitter

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Pull Hitters: batters who tend to hit the ball to the same side of the field as the side of the plate they are standing on.
In baseball, a pull hitter is a batter who usually hits the ball to the side of the field from which he bats.

Hit and run (baseball)

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When there are fewer than two outs and runners on base, they can try to sacrifice bunt to advance the runner(s) or, with a runner on first or with runners on first and third, they can try a hit and run play, also designed to advance the runner(s).
The hit and run takes advantage of this difference by having the baserunner attempt to steal as soon as the pitch is thrown; the batter then attempts to hit the ball into one of the resulting gaps in the infield defense.

Softball

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The over weighted supplemental devices include swinging multiple bats, Schutt Dirx (96 oz), Pitcher's Nightmare, Power Fin (14 oz), Standard 23 oz softball bat, heavier 26 oz softball bat, lighter 18 oz softball bat and Doughnut ring (16 oz).
The object of the game is to score more runs (points) than the other team by batting (hitting) a ball into play and running around the bases, touching each one in succession.

Baseball field

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The player currently batting in a game is said to be at the plate, at bat, or up to bat (shortened to up). To keep the game moving at an orderly pace, the next batter due up waits to take his turn in a circle (actually marked or imaginary) between his team's dugout or bench and the batter's box, and is said to be on deck, with the circle known as the on deck circle.
The batter's box is the place where the batter stands when ready to receive a pitch from the pitcher.

American League

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Designated hitters: used primarily by the American League as a substitute for the pitcher, but only for batting. National League teams may use a DH when in an AL ballpark. If an American League team is playing in a National League ballpark, the DH may not be used.
Under the rule, a team may use a batter in its lineup who is not in the field defensively, replacing the pitcher in the batting order, compared to the old rule that made it mandatory for the pitcher to bat.

Checked swing

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Checked swing
A checked swing is a type of motion in baseball made by a batter.

Run (baseball)

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However, their primary objective is to avoid making an out, and helping their team to score runs.

Base on balls

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They may draw a walk if they receive and do not swing the bat at four pitches located outside the strike zone.

Sacrifice fly

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In cases when there is a runner on third and fewer than two outs, they can attempt to hit a sacrifice fly to drive the runner in by allowing the runner on third to tag up and score.