baseball

Definitions

  • How to lay out a baseball field
    How to lay out a baseball field
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n baseball a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs "he played baseball in high school","there was a baseball game on every empty lot","there was a desire for National League ball in the area","play ball!"
    • n baseball a ball used in playing baseball
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A baseball will go farther in hot temperature than in cold temperature
    • Baseball A game of ball, so called from the bases or bounds (four in number) which designate the circuit which each player must endeavor to make after striking the ball.
    • Baseball The ball used in this game.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1946, the New York Yankees became the first baseball team to travel by plane
    • n baseball A game of ball played by eighteen persons, nine on a side. A square plot of ground called the diamond, with sides 90 feet long, is marked off, at the corners of which are the bases, known as home or home base (B), first base (D), second base (E), and third base (F). The players on one side take their positions in the field, the catcher (A) just behind the home base, the pitcher (C) at a distance of 60 feet from the home base on the line from home to second base, the three basemen near first, second, and third base, the short-stop (G) between second and third, and three fielders, known as right (H), center (I), and left (J), at some distance behind and on each side of the second base. The pitcher pitches the ball over the home plate to the catcher. One of the other side, which is said to be in, or at the bat, takes a position by the home base, and tries to strike the ball as it passes him. If he knocks it into the air, and one of the other side catches it before it reaches the ground, the striker is out or caught out, that is, retires from the bat, and another takes his place. Should the ball pass outside the line from home to first or from home to third base continued indefinitely, it is a foul, and does not count at all, unless it is caught before it touches the ground, in which case the striker is out. Should it strike inside these lines, the batter runs to first base, and then or later to second, third, and home base. If he reaches home base he scores a run. Should the ball be thrown to and caught by a player standing on first base before the batter succeeds in reaching it, or should the batter be touched with the ball in the hands of any of his adversaries while running from one base to another, he is out. One player after another of the side which is “in” goes to the bat until three men have been put out. This constitutes an inning. Nine innings for each side make a game, and that side which succeeds in making the greater number of runs wins the game.
    • n baseball The ball with which this game is played.
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Quotations

  • Jacques Barzun
    Jacques Barzun
    “Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game.”
  • Yogi Berra
    Yogi%20Berra
    “Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A baseball fan is a spectator sitting 500 feet from home plate Who can see better than an umpire standing five feet away.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “In the great department store of life, baseball is the toy department.”
  • Gerald Early
    Gerald Early
    “I think there are only three things America will be known for 2, 000 years from now when they study this civilization: the Constitution, jazz music and baseball.”
  • Pete Rose
    Pete Rose
    “Never bet on baseball.”

Usage

In literature:

That feller's too tired to play baseball.
"Frank Merriwell's Cruise" by Burt L. Standish
Jack Winters' Baseball Team; or, The Mystery of the Diamond.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
Speaking in slang and following the baseball scores does not make an American.
"The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915" by Various
The only event of note was the midnight game of baseball between the medics and doughboys.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
Dick took with him a pistol and each of the others a baseball bat.
"The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle" by Edward Stratemeyer (AKA Arthur M. Winfield)
Baseball is a Better Game than Football.
"Practical Grammar and Composition" by Thomas Wood
There's only one thing impressive, and that is the baseball game.
"Rippling Rhymes" by Walt Mason
The national game is baseball, a very clever game.
"As A Chinaman Saw Us" by Anonymous
He made a great reputation as a baseball and football player.
"Frank Merriwell's Pursuit" by Burt L. Standish
Elmer was a pitcher on the Hickory Ridge baseball nine, and could hurl a pretty swift ball.
"Pathfinder" by Alan Douglas
Rackliff accompanied him to the gymnasium, where Roy hastened to strip off his baseball togs and get into his regular clothes.
"Rival Pitchers of Oakdale" by Morgan Scott
He had criticized her for writing a story about baseball, saying that no woman really knew baseball.
"Americans All" by Various
Many a young ball player would have stepped out of the way with such a red-hot variety of baseball coming his way.
"The Rover Boys Under Canvas" by Arthur M. Winfield
I have seldom seen, outside of baseball circles, so considerate a manner.
"Behind the Beyond" by Stephen Leacock
Chiz was picked for one of our team, and you all know what a husky he is, and what he used to do with a baseball-bat.
"The U-boat hunters" by James B. Connolly
They oppose prize-fighting, horse-racing, Sunday baseball and games of chance.
"The American Credo" by George Jean Nathan
Sherm was armed with a baseball bat.
"Chicken Little Jane" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
To a man who had played blindfold baseball, it was plenty.
"But, I Don't Think" by Gordon Randall Garrett
As my old readers know, Dave was a good baseball player and, at Oak Hall, had often filled the pitcher's box with credit.
"Dave Porter in the Gold Fields" by Edward Stratemeyer
Baseball doesn't interest me.
"William Adolphus Turnpike" by William Banks
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In poetry:

Your hero that summer?
The kid who climbed
the streetlights
and shattered them
one by one
with his baseball bat
"One Summer" by Ernesto Trejo

In news:

A pair of high school baseball standouts from Shelby County shined in the Alabama High School Athletic Association's All-Star Sports Week baseball doubleheader July 9 at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery.
Local baseball player John Howard Bobo, 10, poses at the baseball field at Las Vegas Sports Park on Thursday, July 5, 2012.
Shoreline Baseball Academy Announces Tryouts For The 2013 Travel Baseball Season .
California Pinto varsity baseball players who received special awards at the California High School Baseball Reception May 17 at the CHS Commons, from left, are Dylan Albertson, Jaden Barr, Addison Jobe, Alec Koelling, J.T.
Kocak's book "Baseball's Starry Night" is about fans reactions to the fabled last night of the 2011 baseball regular season.
The announcement that the entrepreneur-turned- baseball-team owner is moving his Valley Baseball League franchise to the Eastern Panhandle is huge.
South Korea baseball pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin, left, speaks as agent Scott Boras looks on during a baseball news conference in Newport Beach.
While at Butler, I played baseball and football helping the lead the Baseball Bears to the 1992 region title.
A baseball and beer lover's paradise sits on the West Side of Manhattan, replete with more than 2,700 signed baseballs, more than 700 bobbleheads, jerseys and other memorabilia.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig talks at a news conference as he and Hank Aaron, right, announce Hank Aaron Award winners before Game 3 of baseball's World Series on Oct 27, 2012.
The Gold Glove Sports Academy, an indoor baseball and softball training facility, will hold baseball and softball tournaments in the upcoming year.
When baseball great Yogi Berra opined long ago that "it ain't over till it's over," he wasn't just talking baseball.
Cooperstown is coming to baseball cards, and it's not just baseball players that Panini America will be including.
Best baseball roadtrip: Louisville to Cooperstown league, baseball, info, park, bats, team, stadium, louisville, hall, new.
2006 – Former Negro League baseball player Charley Pride sings the American and Canadian national anthems in Cooperstown , New York, when 17 former Negro Leaguers join the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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In science:

For the baseball to squeeze through a narrow slit, the distances between its component particles must be decreased dramatically.
Collapsing the Wavefunction of a Baseball
Hence, the composite nature makes the baseball qualitatively very different. A proton is a composite of only three ob jects and already it shows a magnetic moment and scattering cross sections (Bjorken scaling) that are very different from structureless particles.
Collapsing the Wavefunction of a Baseball
In particular, the process of position observation and the resulting collapse of wavefunctions of composites like baseballs will be studied.
Collapsing the Wavefunction of a Baseball
When the catcher observes the position of a baseball, it is not a direct measurement of the center of mass (CM).
Collapsing the Wavefunction of a Baseball
Hence, the baseball wavefunction does not collapse to an eigenstate of CM position.
Collapsing the Wavefunction of a Baseball
To verify these statements, let us look at this process of baseball position observation in some detail.
Collapsing the Wavefunction of a Baseball
When the catcher “sees” the baseball, he/she makes myriads of observations – mostly energies and momenta of photons scattered from the surface of the ball§.
Collapsing the Wavefunction of a Baseball
Getting back to the baseball, we see that the indirect estimation of the baseball position requires the collapse of wavefunctions of a negligibly small number of surface electrons.
Collapsing the Wavefunction of a Baseball
Hence, for all practical purposes, the baseball is unaffected by the measurement.
Collapsing the Wavefunction of a Baseball
This justifies the classical model of the baseball.
Collapsing the Wavefunction of a Baseball
Macroscopic ob jects like baseballs have a very large number of degrees of freedom due to their large number of component particles.
Collapsing the Wavefunction of a Baseball
When the position of one of these particles (say an electron) is measured, the whole baseball wavefunction collapses to an eigenstate of position of just that one electron for a specific position eigenvalue.
Collapsing the Wavefunction of a Baseball
However, such a baseball eigenstate must be highly degenerate as its dependence on all other particle positions can be anything.
Collapsing the Wavefunction of a Baseball
Clearly, we cannot use the binding potential of a real baseball.
Collapsing the Wavefunction of a Baseball
This brings us back to the baseball problem.
Collapsing the Wavefunction of a Baseball
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