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February 2021 Sport of the Month: Baseball

by Unknown User on 2021-02-01T00:00:00-05:00 | Comments

Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding. 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. The objective of the offensive team (batting team) is to hit the ball into the field of play, allowing its players to run the bases, having them advance counter-clockwise around four bases to score what are called "runs". The objective of the defensive team (fielding team) is to prevent batters from becoming runners, and to prevent runners' advance around the bases.


Description from:

“Baseball.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 18 June 2020,

Cover ArtBaseball's Pivotal Era, 1945-1951 by William J. Marshall
Call Number: 796.357 M369b
Publication Date: 1999-02-25

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