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  • 141 Fielder's choice — In baseball, fielder s choice (abbreviated FC) is a term used to refer to a variety of plays involving an offensive player reaching a base due to the defense s attempt to put out another baserunner, or the defensive team s indifference to his… …

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  • 142 List of baseball jargon (A) — AA or A.A.:* Double A (AA) is the second highest level of minor league baseball (below AAA), and includes the Eastern League, the Southern League, and the Texas League.:* AA is also the abbreviation for the American Association, which has been… …

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  • 143 List of baseball jargon (D) — daisy cutter:Old fashioned term for a hard hit ground ball, close enough to the grass to theoretically be able to lop the tops off any daisies that might be growing on the field.dance:The term used to describe the erratic movement that defines a… …

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  • 144 Glossary of baseball (D) — Contents 1 daisy cutter 2 dance 3 dark one 4 dead arm …

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  • 145 Base on balls — A base on balls (BB) is credited to a batter and against a pitcher in baseball statistics when a batter receives four pitches that the umpire calls balls . It is better known as a walk. The base on balls is defined in Section 2.00 of baseball s… …

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  • 146 Baseball — sport imagesize=300px caption=A view of the playing field at Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois union= nickname= first= 1755 in London [ [http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3582726 America s pastime really English? Earliest reference… …

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  • 147 Pancake — This article is about the food. For other uses, see Pancake (disambiguation). Griddle cake redirects here. For the Irish style bread, see Soda bread. Blueberry pancakes A pancake is a thin, flat, round cake prepared from a batter, and cooked on a …

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  • 148 Bunt (baseball) — A Little League baseball player squares around to bunt. A bunt is a special type of offensive technique in baseball or fastpitch softball. In a bunt play, the batter loosely holds the bat in front of the plate and intentionally taps the ball into …

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  • 149 Hit by pitch — In baseball, hit by pitch (HBP), or hit batsman (HB), refers to the batter being hit in some part of the body by a pitch from the pitcher. Per baseball official rule 6.08(b), a batter becomes a baserunner and is awarded first base when he or his… …

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  • 150 Home run — In baseball, a home run (abbreviated HR) is scored when the ball is hit in such a way that the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring runs for himself and each runner who was already on base, with no errors by… …

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  • 151 Perfect game — A perfect game is defined by Major League Baseball as a game in which a pitcher (or combination of pitchers) pitches a victory that lasts a minimum of nine innings and in which no opposing player reaches base. [cite… …

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  • 152 Out (baseball) — A 1911 American Tobacco Company baseball card illustrating a baserunner being tagged out at third base. In baseball, an out occurs when the defensive, or fielding, team effects any of a number of different events, and the umpire rules a batter or …

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  • 153 List of baseball jargon (O) — OBP:See on base percentage.O fer:A batter who goes hitless in a game, as in 0 for 4 (spoken as oh for four ). Also wears the collar .official game:A game that can be considered complete. If more than half the game has been played before being… …

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  • 154 Balls and strikes (baseball) — In baseball, the strike zone is a conceptual three dimensional right angle pentagonal over home plate which defines the boundaries through which a pitch must pass in order to count as a strike when the batter does not swing. DefinitionA batter… …

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  • 155 Glossary of baseball (O) — Contents 1 obstruction 2 OBP 3 O fer 4 official game …

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  • 156 Backyard cricket — Example of beach cricket being played at Cottesloe Beach in Perth. The bowler bowls to batsman, while the rest field. Backyard cricket, street cricket, beach cricket, gully cricket, corridor cricket, deef (Hindi: गली, galli = alley ) or garden… …

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  • 157 Comparison between cricket and baseball — Baseball and cricket at the professional level are the best known members of a family of related bat and ball games. While many of their rules, terminology, and strategies are similar, there are many differences some subtle, some major between… …

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  • 158 baking — Process of cooking by dry heat, especially in an oven. Baked products include bread, cookies, pies, and pastries. Ingredients used in baking include flour, water, leavening agents (baker s yeast, baking soda, baking powder), shortening (fats,… …

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  • 159 English language idioms derived from baseball — B = * ballpark: in the ballpark, ballpark figure, and out of the ballpark mdash; Ballpark has been used to mean a broad area of approximation or similarity, or a range within which comparison is possible; this usage OED dates to 1960. Another… …

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  • 160 Origins of baseball — Part of the Baseball series on History of baseball • Origins of baseball • Early years • First league • Knickerbocker Rules • Massachusetts rules • Alexander Cartwright • …

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