• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Base-ball bās′-bawl a game played with a bat and a ball, and run round bases, marking the circuit to be taken by each player of the inside after striking the ball. There are nine players on each side; the pitcher, of the one side, throws the ball; one of the other side tries to hit it as it passes him; and the runs to the bases are regulated according as the ball falls inside or outside certain lines, &c. A development from rounders, base-ball has been the American national game since 1865.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Coupled with cricket in Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey (written 1798).


In literature:

Three runners chased one another over the pan, and Grant arrived at third base before the ball was returned to the diamond.
"Rival Pitchers of Oakdale" by Morgan Scott
A second later the ball is well on its way to the Manor's base.
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell
I remember some of their fellows got around the bases like fun; and could carry the ball across the gridiron once they got hold of it.
"Fred Fenton on the Track" by Allen Chapman
They hung like base-ball bats.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, V. 5, April 1878" by Various
Kilgore called it a ball and filled the bases.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
Constant base-ball practice will harden the hands.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
BASE-BALL (so-called from the bases and ball used), the national summer sport of the United States, popular also throughout Canada and in Japan.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Though I felt able with the base-ball bat to defend myself from the assaults of Tom, I did not court the conflict.
"Seek and Find" by Oliver Optic
Three-cornered cat was, I believe, the game which has since grown into base-ball, and was even then sometimes called so.
"A Boy's Town" by W. D. Howells
In large birds, next split ball of foot, insert point of a steel spindle under base of tarsus tendons beside hind toe and draw these cords out.
"Taxidermy" by Leon Luther Pray
The next player up got another single, the ball being fumbled by the fielder, and as a consequence the bases were filled.
"The Rover Boys in the Land of Luck" by Edward Stratemeyer
It may be noted also that nearly all our modern sports are based upon the effort to get possession of a ball.
"Froebel's Gifts" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
We played base, cat, rolly hole, and a kind of base ball called 'round town.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
He bored a hole of the proper size in the base of the ball.
"The Pirates of Shan" by Harold Leland Goodwin
It rests upon a ball and turned stem and base, and is entirely of brass.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Wells" by Percy Dearmer
Dolo Anah took up the ball and unscrewed the base.
"Black Man's Burden" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
In gymnastics, swimming, skating, base-ball, cricket, it is the same thing.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 95, September 1865" by Various
Capitalize the nicknames of base ball, foot ball and other athletic teams, as Chicago Cubs, Boston Braves, Tigers.
"The Style Book of The Detroit News" by The Detroit News
Golden-rod might be in a row-boat, for instance, and oars, base balls, bats, and footballs used as favours.
"Gala Day Luncheons" by Caroline Benedict Burrell
So Tenney got his base on balls, and the sacks were full.
"Pitching in a Pinch" by Christy Mathewson

In poetry:

This was the crowning act of all;
And placed upon one common base,
Of all this mighty rolling ball
A specimen of every race.
"The Triumph Of Liberty" by James Madison Bell

In news:

Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger Toms River Manager Paul Deceglie talks with his infield members after pitcher Kevin Blum (holding ball) allowed a two-base hit in the top of the 6th inning against Waipahu, Hawaii.
Kearney High's Brittani Koster, left, beats out a base hit while McCook first baseman Marisa Esch keeping an eye out for the ball during Thursday's games at Kearney's Harvey Park.
Chris Faytok/The Star-Ledger Third-base umpire Marty Foster, who ejected Joe Girardi after he argued Derek Jeter being called out at third, told Jeter, "The ball beat you".
Farrow & Ball, the UK-based upmarket paint manufacturer, is reviewing its £2m international media planning and buying account.
San Francisco Giants first base coach Roberto Kelly is helped off the field after getting hit with a ball during a practice session for baseball's National League championship series Saturday, Oct 13, 2012, in San Francisco.
Minnesota Twins first base man Justin Morneau tosses the ball to a pitcher who is covering first base at spring training in Fort Myers, Fla.
Not bad for a guy whose first-base experience is limited to four innings in the major leagues, and 15 games in the minors, all in A Ball.
GETTY IMAGES) The Nationals will have to add another first base man to their offseason shopping list after rookie Chris Marrero tore his hamstring two weeks ago while playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic.
Not long after Russell Branyan took ground balls at first base this morning, he walked to the clubhouse and was asked by two reporters if he would play in games next week.
Quintin Berry slapped a slow grounder to the right side of the infield and took off toward first base, arriving safely when an Oakland pitcher fumbled the ball and had to chase after it.
Former Mets prospect Gomez circles bases thinking foul ball was homer.
Colorado-based Ball Corporation plans to end production.
He removed the ball from his glove, gave it a little kiss , then made an underhand toss to Prince Fielder at first base to get the Tigers out of the threat.
An extraordinary 1867 Base Ball Polka Sheet Music sold for $12,925.
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In science:

Based on this, we define various types of possible ‘good’ behaviour of a ball B (x, r), and the cluster in a neighbourhood of the path between points x, y ∈ G .
Random walk on the incipient infinite cluster on trees
Our construction is based on a directed tree, which we will denote T (and which is a tree of balls T (X ) in some ultrametric space X ).
Replica symmetry breaking related to a general ultrametric space III: the case of general measure
Let us quickly recall the periodic box-ball system without getting much into the crystal base theory.
The Bethe ansatz in a periodic box-ball system and the ultradiscrete Riemann theta function
The approach to Theorem 1.2 developed by Spielman and Teng is based on the intuition that most faces of K should be non-degenerate simplices (e.g. they have inscribed balls of polynomial radii).
Some problems in asymptotic convex geometry and random matrices motivated by numerical algorithms
Fix a countable base B of open balls of X m .
A classification of separable Rosenthal compacta and its applications
The proof of Lemma 5.4 is based on a property of the balls B(N , x) in the graphs G ∈ G(n∗ , φ), due to which one can control the growth of the maximum degree of y ∈ B(N , x).
Gibbs random fields with unbounded spins on unbounded degree graphs
An additional contribution of [BJKS08] was to show that it is sufficient to estimate the volume and resistance growth for balls from one base point.
Spectral dimension and random walks on the two dimensional uniform spanning tree
The reader might find it helpful to think as Kk ,t as the intersection of the dual of a “ball” formed by gluing two cones along their bases (a cylinder) with the probability simplex ∆k .
Laws of large numbers for eigenvectors and eigenvalues associated to random subspaces in a tensor product
Based on the discussion of the physical concepts in the previous section, the next problem clearly consists in finding a technique to produce a small emission spot of photoelectrons off a rounded (ideally: ball-shaped) metal surface.
Prototype of an angular-selective photoelectron calibration source for the KATRIN experiment
We have synthesized the nano particles of some of the Ce-based alloys in a single series, crystallizing in ThCr2Si2-type tetragonal structure, by high-energy ball-milling and studied their magnetic behavior.
Magnetism of fine particles of Kondo lattices, obtained by high-energy ball-milling
For the reduction of the TAUMOK spectra we applied a software package (Ball 2000) which is based on IRAF standard procedures for multi-ob ject spectroscopy.
QSOs from the variability and proper motion survey in the M3 field
The present paper, investigating conditions in which sampling is not “fair”, is based on the “Chaotic Ball” model devised by C. H.
The "Chaotic Ball" model,local realism and the Bell test loopholes
If a family F = (π : C → B ; ~s; ~η) of pointed Riemann surfaces with formal neighbourhoods on (Σ, P ), as above, has the properties, that the base B is biholomorphic to an open ball and that the induced map ΨF is a biholomorphism onto an open subset of Teichm¨uller space T(Σ,P ) then the family is said to be good.
Geometric construction of modular functors from Conformal Field Theory
A metric space is also a topological space, with the base that is the set of all open balls.
Uniform test of algorithmic randomness over a general space
Crystal Ball has a tornado chart tool that is limited to computing fixed percentage deviations from base; this is conceptually undesirable and is meaningless for base values of zero or small magnitude.
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