Outline of baseball

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to baseball:

Baseball – bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of nine players each. The aim is to score runs by hitting a thrown ball with a bat and touching a series of four bases arranged at the corners of a ninety-foot diamond.

What type of thing is baseball?

  • Exercise – bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health or wellness.
  • Game – structured activity, usually undertaken for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool. Games are distinct from work, which is usually carried out for remuneration, and from art, which is more concerned with the expression of ideas. However, the distinction is not clear-cut, and many games are also considered to be work (such as professional sports).
    • Ball game – game played with a ball.
      • Bat-and-ball game – field game played by two teams which alternate between "batting" and "fielding" roles. The fielding team defends, so only the batting team may score, but they have equal chances in both roles.
  • Sport – form of physical activity which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical fitness and provide entertainment to participants.
    • Competitive sport – sport in which one or more participants or teams compete against one another. The one that is the most successful in achieving the objective of the game or sport event is the winner.
    • Team sport – sport that involves players working together towards a shared objective.
    • Recreational sport – sport engaged in as a leisure time activity.
    • Spectator sport – sport that is characterized by the presence of spectators, or watchers, at its matches. Spectator sports are a form of entertainment.
    • Professional sport – sport in which the athletes receive payment for their performance.

General baseball concepts

Equipment of the game

Rules of the game

Game play

History of baseball

History of baseball

Baseball leagues, teams, and organizations

National team competitions

In North America

  • Minor League Baseball
  • Other Latin American Leagues

    Baseball in Europe

    Baseball in Asia

  • China Baseball League (People's Republic of China)
  • Korea Professional Baseball (Korea)
  • Baseball Philippines
  • Chinese Professional Baseball League (Taiwan)
  • Baseball in Africa

    Baseball in Oceania

    Defunct Leagues

  • Former Major Leagues
  • Cuban League
  • All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
  • Baseball publications

    Persons influential in baseball




    Managers and Coaches


    See also


    1. ^ Listed are teams in operation for five or more years

    External links

    Leagues and organizations
    • Major League Baseball
    • International Baseball Federation
    • Minor League Baseball
    • British Baseball Federation
    Statistics and game records
    • Baseball Almanac
    • Baseball-Reference.com
    • Retrosheet
    News and other resources
    • BaseballLibrary.com
    • Baseball Prospectus
    • Society for American Baseball Research
    • Baseball PBS documentary directed by Ken Burns
    • Mister Baseball European baseball news
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