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R.B.I. Baseball 19 hits consoles on March 5  MLB.com

Can't wait for Opening Day? Good news -- you can take the field early when R.B.I. Baseball 19 is released on March 5. R.B.I. 19 can be pre-ordered for Xbox ...

MLB.com
2019 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep: Top 100 Prospects  CBS Sports

You know Vladimir Guerrero and Eloy Jimenez. Here are 98 more prospects to brush up on.

CBS Sports
Baseball must figure how to keep Kyler Murrays of the world  San Francisco Chronicle

Wait a minute. Kyler Murray turned down the chance to wear No. 73 in spring training, schlep around the minors a few years, ride buses through the New ...

San Francisco Chronicle
Uniform patch to mark 150 years of pro baseball  MLB.com

All 30 Major League teams will wear special "MLB 150" patches on their uniforms for the entire 2019 season in honor of the 150th anniversary of the 1869 ...

MLB.com
Do baseball fans care more about long lines than long games?  Purple Row

The focus on on-field matters may be missing what really keeps baseball fans from engaging with the sport.

Purple Row
Wichita’s new baseball stadium project gets off to a quick start  Wichita Eagle

Wichita's Lawrence-Dumont Stadium has been cleared and construction is set to begin on a new ballpark. The first round of building was approved by City ...

Wichita Eagle
Body found near Strawberry Mansion baseball field, foul play suspected  WPVI-TV

The discovery of a body near a baseball field in Philadelphia has led to a homicide investigation.

WPVI-TV
Baseball: Reading High junior chosen for national invitational  Reading Eagle

Aneyshka Aponte is one of 64 players chosen to take part in the High School Girls Baseball Invitational in Dallas.

Reading Eagle
2019 Fantasy Baseball ADP Review: 12 of the most overrated at the start of draft prep season  CBS Sports

These 12 players might be fine at the right price, but Scott White says they're going too early according to ADP.

CBS Sports
How Daniel Cabrera found his swagger and became LSU baseball's next great hitter  NOLA.com

LSU outfielder Daniel Cabrera (2) takes batting practice during the practice of the season at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. (Photo by ...

NOLA.com
Ole Miss baseball: Rebels announce weekend rotation, starting lineup for Opening Weekend  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Ole Miss baseball coach Mike Bianco announced the Rebels' starting lineup and weekend rotation for Opening Weekend vs. Wright State.

Jackson Clarion Ledger
Baseball is back — except for the 100 or so remaining free agents. Is this the new normal?  Chicago Tribune

Spring training was once a time for teams to forget the past and focus on what's ahead. But this is the second straight season where unsigned free agents are ...

Chicago Tribune
Tim Tebow is sticking with baseball despite Steve Spurrier's AAF invitation  The Washington Post

The Alliance of American Football got off to a solid start over the weekend, but don't expect a case of Tebowmania to break out. Tim Tebow, who won the ...

The Washington Post
ECU Baseball prepares for home opening weekend  WITN

The ECU Baseball team opens its 2019 season at home against Radford this upcoming weekend.

WITN
Garth Brooks trades cowboy hat for baseball cap during spring training  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

On stage, he's a country music megastar, but for the next week and a half Garth Brooks is trading in his cowboy hat for a baseball hat.

FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay
College baseball players put on skates and played ice baseball  MLB.com

With the college baseball season starting this week, teams are doing all they can to squeeze in some final preseason practice. But what if your field is covered in ...

MLB.com
Matsuzaka sustains freak injury during spring training  STLtoday.com

TOKYO (AP) — Daisuke Matsuzaka has dealt with numerous arm injuries during his career as a pitcher in Major League Baseball and Japan but none quite like ...

STLtoday.com
Another clue in the Manny Machado mystery: His black-and-white baseball gloves for 2019  Chicago Tribune

Rawlings, with whom Manny Machado has his baseball glove deal, Tuesday tweeted photos of his 2019 gloves, which are black and white/silver — White Sox ...

Chicago Tribune
Adam Engel can relate to Kyler Murray's football/baseball dilemma: 'Follow your passion, follow your heart'  Chicago Tribune

White Sox outfielder Adam Engel can relate to Kyler Murray's baseball-football decision. Engel turned down a scholarship to play football at Wisconsin.

Chicago Tribune
BREAKING: Huntington ISD set to resume baseball activities amid hazing allegations  KTRE

While the investigation into hazing allegations continue, Huntington ISD is moving forward with their baseball program.

KTRE
LSU baseball is back: Here's what to watch for in 2019 with sky-high expectations  The Advocate

LSU baseball has returned, and expectations are high.

The Advocate
Matt Milano takes over as new head coach for Framingham High baseball  Milford Daily News

Milano will take over the helm of the Flyers' program after Avery stepped down last November after 34 years on the job.

Milford Daily News
The Sports Report: Baseball is back, and so is a slimmer Clayton Kershaw  Los Angeles Times

Howdy everyone, and welcome to the Wednesday edition of the Los Angeles Times daily sports newsletter. My name is Houston Mitchell and I'm your host for ...

Los Angeles Times
10 players to watch in college baseball  Washington Post

Ten players to watch in college baseball this season: C Adley Rutschman, Oregon State. Rutschman is widely projected as the No. 1 overall pick in the Major ...

Washington Post
Oregon State Beavers eager for balmy weather, bonding and baseball in Arizona  OregonLive

The Beavers are set for a desert getaway, opening the 2019 college baseball season Friday with the first of eight games in Surprise, Arizona.

OregonLive
City's baseball, football fields may need new lights - The Tidewater News  Tidewater News

FRANKLIN. Franklin Power and Light and the city's Department of Parks and Recreation have jointly requested that the City Council include upgrades to the ...

Tidewater News
Clayton Kershaw on baseball’s free-agent freeze: ‘It’s not great for the game’  Los Angeles Times

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who opted not to test free-agent waters this winter, weighed in on what appears to be a free-agent freeze the past two winters.

Los Angeles Times
BYU backup QB Jaren Hall will be juggling baseball with football this spring as he tries to earn a spot in the Cougars' outfield  Salt Lake Tribune

Mapleton freshman, who became the first African-American to take a quarterback snap in BYU history, will get plenty of reps with Zach Wilson sitting out this ...

Salt Lake Tribune
Vanderbilt Baseball Mail Bag: Call For Submissions  Anchor Of Gold

I just now set up an email account for all of my doings on Anchor of Gold. Why now and not five years ago when I started this gig? Shut up. I also just now got ...

Anchor Of Gold
Oregon State Baseball Starting Lineups announced WBB NCAA Rankings  Building the Dam

Also WBB NCAA tournament rankings were released.

Building the Dam
Garth Brooks is in Bradenton playing baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates for spring training  ABC Action News

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Garth Brooks has come out of baseball retirement. The country music legend will spend just over a week participating in spring ...

ABC Action News
Big stage experience motivates Texas baseball  KXAN.com

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas baseball has potential and talent heading into the 2019 season. There will likely be growing pains without Kody Clemens' bat in the ...

KXAN.com
2019 Cowboy Baseball: The Pitching Staff, Pt. 3  Oklahoma State Athletics

The 2019 baseball starts this week, with Oklahoma State opening play at UT Rio Grande Valley on Friday. The Cowboys are ranked as high as 16th in the ...

Oklahoma State Athletics
Minor League Baseball team bans peanuts from stadium  KFSN-TV

Don't take us out to this ball game... Two baseball game staples have been banned at a Connecticut park.

KFSN-TV
CLEMSON BASEBALL  The Times and Democrat

CLEMSON — The 2019 Clemson Tigers take the field Friday (4 p.m.) when they open their 122nd season of baseball against the South Alabama Jaguars for a ...

The Times and Democrat
CSUN gets $1 million grant for sports facilities and youth baseball  LA Daily News

LOS ANGELES – The joint MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation and Cal State Northridge on Tuesday announced a $1 million grant to upgrade the ...

LA Daily News
WKU Announces Hilltopper Baseball All-Century Team  WBKO

After weeks of voting, WKU Baseball announced its 22-member All-Century Team on Tuesday in honor of the 100th Season of Hilltopper Baseball this spring.

WBKO
Alabama Baseball Ready To Open Season  Roll Bama Roll

Coach Brad Bohannon will send his second Crimson Tide team to the diamond at Joe Sewell Stadium this weekend to open the season. Bama will host the ...

Roll Bama Roll
ASU baseball 2019 season preview  247Sports

In the wake of consecutive losing season, the Sun Devils kick off their 2019 season this week.

247Sports
Frank Robinson changed baseball  MLB.com

Hall of Famer and baseball legend Frank Robinson passed away Thursday afternoon at the age of 83 after a battle with bone cancer. The words "legend" and ...

MLB.com
2019 Fantasy Baseball ADP Review: 12 of the most underrated at the start of draft prep season  CBS Sports

Knowing where players tend to go in drafts can give you a more realistic idea of who to target and when. Based on early draft results, Scott White has a good ...

CBS Sports
Lansing Community College tight-lipped about search for new baseball coach, why Huard is out  Lansing State Journal

LANSING -- Lansing Community College's search for a new head baseball coach may extend into the season. A school official said Tuesday she couldn't give a ...

Lansing State Journal
San Diego History Center honors local black baseball players  10News

One of the subjects of Swank's talk will be Neale "Bobo" Henderson, San Diego's last surviving Negro League player. Henderson died in December 2018.

10News
PREVIEW: preseason All-American Michael Busch headlines UNC baseball returners  The Daily Tar Heel

Coming off its first College World Series appearance since 2013, the North Carolina baseball team has a revamped roster this season. Gone are key ...

The Daily Tar Heel
$8 baseball card could be worth millions  KOLO

A man who bought an $8 baseball card from a Sparks card shop believes the card is an authentic 1921 Babe Ruth Card.

KOLO
Nyatawa: Ranking the Big East baseball teams heading into 2019  Omaha World-Herald

The World-Herald's Jon Nyatawa ranks the Big East baseball teams heading into the 2019 season.

Omaha World-Herald
Frank Jagoda Jr. named Director of USA 18U national baseball program | News, Sports, Jobs  Evening Observer

DURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball named Frank Jagoda the Director of the 18U National Team on Tuesday. In this role, Jagoda will oversee the day-to-day ...

Evening Observer
In the final year of his Mariners contract, Felix Hernandez acknowledges his baseball mortality  Seattle Times

Perhaps last season's demotion to the bullpen was enough to help the former ace — the once-mighty King Felix — realize he has two options: improve or be ...

Seattle Times
Binghamton baseball and softball – 12 Sports Teams of the Week  WBNG-TV

The Binghamton baseball and softball teams are both traveling more than 1000 miles to open their seasons on Friday.

WBNG-TV
Fantasy baseball: An OBP league primer  Fake Teams

A list of players whose value drastically changes when OBP is counted instead of AVG.

Fake Teams
Southport Baseball gets help from Atlanta Braves  My Panhandle

After Hurricane Michael, Southport Baseball was worried they wouldn't have a baseball season come February. Their fields were completely wrecked by the ...

My Panhandle
2019 college baseball preseason All-American team  FanSided

The 2019 preseason college baseball All-American team has been released with players from Oregon State, Florida, TCU, UCLA and more.

FanSided
7 Potential Breakout Pitchers (2019 Fantasy Baseball)  FantasyPros

Last week we took a look at eight hitters who our writers believe are candidates to break out in 2019. Today we'll look at the hurlers doing their best to prevent ...

FantasyPros
Lansing Community College, baseball coach Drew Huard part ways after two successful seasons  Lansing State Journal

LANSING -- Lansing Community College and the man who led the baseball program to an 81-27 record and trip to the Junior College World Series during in his ...

Lansing State Journal
The ‘Disabled List’ in Baseball Gets Deactivated  The New York Times

The term “disabled list” goes back more than 100 years. But after objections from advocates for disabled people, Major League Baseball will now use the phrase ...

The New York Times
2019 Braves Spring Outfield Preview: Ronald Acuña Jr. aims to join baseball’s best  FOXSports.com

Ender Inciarte, Nick Markakis and Ronald Acuña Jr. return to the Braves starting outfield.

FOXSports.com
On the mound: A look at Missouri baseball’s pitching staff  Columbia Missourian

In just a few days, Missouri baseball will head south to kick off its 2019 season with an eight-game road campaign in Florida. Lefty pitchers TJ Sikkema and Tyler ...

Columbia Missourian
SEC Baseball: New Dudy Noble Field raises the stakes in the SEC arms race  FanSided

Each SEC baseball school wants to have everything bigger and better than the competition, and the New Dudy Noble Field does just that for Mississippi State.

FanSided
Mitchell awarded 2020 state amateur baseball tourney  Daily Republic

The venue was awarded the 2020 state amateur baseball tournament at the recent South Dakota Amateur Baseball Association meeting on Feb. 10. The 88th ...

Daily Republic
MLB notebook: Free agents abound as spring camps open this week  STLtoday.com

Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel won't be around when the bat and ball bags are opened at spring training throughout Florida ...

STLtoday.com
CAROLINA BASEBALL  The Tand D.com

COLUMBIA -- Mark Kingston has been up front in his time at South Carolina about looking at the major leagues to see how clubs are doing things and adapting ...

The Tand D.com
10 fantasy sleepers to target for 2019  MLB.com

Ready for your fantasy baseball draft or auction? Not yet, huh? Well, you're about to get jarred awake with a batch of sleepers for this year. Some of the names ...

MLB.com
JOB FAIR: Las Vegas Ballpark hiring for 2019 baseball season  News3LV

Baseball season is just a couple of months away, and employers are looking to fill several part-time positions at the Las Vegas Ballpark. The ballpark is hosting ...

News3LV
8 Players Who Will Disappoint in 2019 (Fantasy Baseball)  FantasyPros

Few things in fantasy are more disappointing than spending a pick on a player you've got high expectations for, only for them to crush your season and perform ...

FantasyPros
LSU baseball opening weekend: How to watch live (no TV), projected starters, weather, more  The Advocate

The first weekend series of the 2019 LSU baseball season is almost here as the No. 1/2-ranked Tigers will play three different teams in three days at Alex Box ...

The Advocate
Boise State eyes '20 return for baseball, still needs home  Moscow-Pullman Daily News

BOISE — Boise State University is about a year away from having its first baseball season in years, but the Broncos still don't have a place to play.

Moscow-Pullman Daily News
Goold: DeJong's agent says chilly offseason, stagnant market are 'a warning signal' for baseball  STLtoday.com

Burton Rocks, a certified agent since 2011 and advocate for 'quantifiable intangibles,' says baseball's reliance on analytics and data-drive decisions are 'out of ...

STLtoday.com
2019 Virginia Baseball Preview: The Pitchers  Streaking The Lawn

Our 2019 baseball preview continues as we look to UVA on the mound.

Streaking The Lawn
Boise State eyes 2020 return for baseball, still needs home  Idaho Statesman

Boise State University is about a year away from having its first baseball season in years, but the Broncos still don't have a place to play.

Idaho Statesman
The Yankees could feature the best bullpen in baseball history ... on paper - Hartford Courant  Hartford Courant

Last season, the Yankees bullpen posted a 9.7 WAR, the highest of any group of relievers in major league history, according to Fangraphs. Many observers feel ...

Hartford Courant
Woman resorts to baseball bat after beef patty not available  WJBF-TV

A woman who couldn't get a beef patty at a favorite New York eatery used a baseball bat in protest.

WJBF-TV
Fantasy Baseball: Introducing 'ACES', a new way to find sleepers, busts at pitcher  CBS Sports

Looking for an edge when drafting starting pitchers? We've got a new one.

CBS Sports
Former youth baseball players seek to honor the late Coach Sam Deane  Fauquier Times

A proposal to honor a beloved late youth baseball coach with an honorary plaque at Upperville Community Park has sparked a discussion among Fauquier ...

Fauquier Times
South Alabama baseball prepares for 2019 season  FOX10 News

College baseball is back. The South Alabama Jaguars return 22 letterwinners from last year's squad including several leaders who are hoping to bring more ...

FOX10 News
2019 Second Base Primer (Fantasy Baseball)  FantasyPros

Rarely perceived as a source of strength, second base offers a bevy of mid-range options in 2019 drafts. When partaking in a super-early October mock draft for ...

FantasyPros
Baseball Opens 2019 Season at Arkansas-Little Rock  GoCreighton.com

Players Mentioned. Will Robertson Bio. Will Robertson: #24: OF: 6' 1": 210 lbs: So. Denson Hull Bio. Denson Hull: #10: LHP: 6' 1": 210 lbs: Jr. Evan Johnson Bio.

GoCreighton.com
College World Series or bust? Everything you need to know about Missouri State baseball entering 2019  Springfield News-Leader

Everything you need to know heading into the 2019 Missouri State baseball season.

Springfield News-Leader
Baseball to open up season at Grand Park  UIndy News

INDIANAPOLIS – The UIndy baseball team is set to open their season this weekend, but will not be opening it in Greyhound Park. The Hounds will travel to ...

UIndy News
WVU baseball opens 2019 season on Friday | News, Sports, Jobs  Parkersburg News

MORGANTOWN — The boys of summer – West Virginia University style – open the 2019 season on the road Friday against Kennesaw State with a solid ...

Parkersburg News
Mr. Freeze: CMU baseball player laces up skates, racks up 4M hits on social media  The Detroit News

Central Michigan doesn't have an ice-hockey team. That didn't stop one Chippewas student-athlete from lacing up the skates this weekend — and going viral in ...

The Detroit News
Baseball season almost here for Bucs Johnson City Press  Johnson City Press (subscription)

College baseball season is just about here, whether the calendar is prepared for it or not, and East Tennessee State coach Joe Pennucci says his team is ready ...

Johnson City Press (subscription)
LSU baseball to sell beer, wine in two new tented areas at Alex Box Stadium  The Advocate

LSU is expanding its beer sales to baseball. The athletic department announced Monday that it will be opening two new tented areas, named "The Yard," inside ...

The Advocate
Young talks baseball  Hillsboro Times Gazette

The Cincinnati Reds begin spring training Wednesday, Feb. 13 as pitchers and catchers have their first work out at the club's Cactus League facility.

Hillsboro Times Gazette
Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategy: Focus on Hitters Early  FantasyPros

When you head into your draft, you should have a plan outlined in pencil, not pen. The key to any draft isn't nailing your first-round pick or drafting the shiny new ...

FantasyPros
Cardinal Mooney High School baseball player continues long recovery following horrifying car crash  WWSB

Jaelen Childs is inspiring a lot of people and his baseball teammates at Cardinal Mooney High School are dedicating their entire season to him following a ...

WWSB
ICC's Lancaster named MACJC Baseball Player of the Week  WTVA

Below is the closed-captioning text associated with this video. Since this uses automated speech to text spelling and grammar may not be accurate. its season ...

WTVA
Baseball's comings and goings: What you missed this offseason  Philly.com

As with every offseason, plenty of players have changed teams. Yankees reliever Zach Britton didn't switch teams, but he did change his name. Don't call him ...

Philly.com
Three keys to a successful ECU baseball season  247Sports

How the Pirates can post another successful baseball season in 2019.

247Sports
Joey Gallo donates cleats to high school baseball team  MLB.com

Joey Gallo's life is not exclusively about mashing monster homers or pilfering popcorn from the outfield stands (though the latter is pretty great to watch).

MLB.com
Yea or nay on the proposed rule changes for baseball?  The Boston Globe

FORT MYERS, Fla. — It's about time that Major League Baseball and the players' union got serious about rule changes in the game that reflect the increased ...

The Boston Globe
Double play: Jaren Hall impresses BYU baseball coaches and has earned his spot on the team  Daily Herald

You could hardly blame BYU baseball coach Mike Littlewood for being a little skeptical about Jaren Hall.

Daily Herald
As Baseball Debates Its Rules, Players Suggest Trying Harder to Win  The New York Times

M.L.B. is looking for ways to improve play on the field. Some players think the key is finding a way to combat the tanking phenomenon.

The New York Times
A.J. Ellis Reportedly Set To Join Padres In Baseball Ops Role  MLB Trade Rumors

The Padres have agreed to hire A.J. Ellis as a special assistant to GM A.J. Preller's baseball operations department, according to MLB.com's AJ Cassavell (via ...

MLB Trade Rumors
Roto vs. H2H: How Does Your Strategy Change? (2019 Fantasy Baseball)  FantasyPros

In a previous article, we reviewed the two most popular head-to-head (H2H) formats in fantasy baseball. In this space, the goal will be to compare the key ...

FantasyPros
The broken winter: Why baseball must fix free agency ASAP  ESPN

Days before spring training begins, the offseason's marquee name is adding suitors instead of making his way to camp with a new team. Here's what MLB must ...

ESPN
Body found near baseball field in Strawberry Mansion  WPVI-TV

Philadelphia homicide detectives are investigating the discovery of a body near a baseball field in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city Tuesday.

WPVI-TV
6 spring break ideas that run the gamut, from baseball and beaches to street food and outer space  Chicago Tribune

Spring break seems to inherently call for a warm-up of body, if not soul. Combine both in the following new trips, hotels and tours that indulge passions from ...

Chicago Tribune
The pros and cons of baseball's new rule proposals  ESPN

Bigger rosters? A universal DH? Punishment for tanking teams? We weigh what shaking up the national pastime will do to the game.

ESPN
Huskies picked by coaches to finish fifth in Pac-12 baseball race this season  The Seattle Times

The Huskies, finished 35-26 last season with a 20-10 record in the Pac-12. UW, under coach Lindsay Meggs for the 10th year in a row, opens the season Friday ...

The Seattle Times
Boise State will have to make baseball a hit without having a home  Idaho Statesman

The Boise State Broncos baseball team won't play in a new, on-campus stadium in 2020. The development for a new stadium is taking longer than expected.

Idaho Statesman
 

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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 objectives of the offensive team (batting team) are to hit the ball into the field of play, and to run the bases—having its runners 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. A run is scored when a runner legally advances around the bases in order and touches home plate (the place where the player started as a batter). The team that scores the most runs by the end of the game is the winner.The first objective of the batting team is to have a player reach first base safely. A player on the batting team who reaches first base without being called "out" can attempt to advance to subsequent bases as a runner, either immediately or during teammates' turns batting. The fielding team tries to prevent runs by getting batters or runners "out", which forces them out of the field of play. Both the pitcher and fielders have methods of getting the batting team's players out. The opposing teams switch back and forth between batting and fielding; the batting team's turn to bat is over once the fielding team records three outs. One turn batting for each team constitutes an inning. A game is usually composed of nine innings, and the team with the greater number of runs at the end of the game wins. If scores are tied at the end of nine innings, extra innings are usually played. Baseball has no game clock, although most games end in the ninth inning.Baseball evolved from older bat-and-ball games already being played in England by the mid-18th century. This game was brought by immigrants to North America, where the modern version developed. By the late 19th century, baseball was widely recognized as the national sport of the United States. Baseball is popular in North America and parts of Central and South America, the Caribbean, and East Asia, particularly in Japan and South Korea.In the United States and Canada, professional Major League Baseball (MLB) teams are divided into the National League (NL) and American League (AL), each with three divisions: East, West, and Central. The MLB champion is determined by playoffs that culminate in the World Series. The top level of play is similarly split in Japan between the Central and Pacific Leagues and in Cuba between the West League and East League. The World Baseball Classic, organized by the World Baseball Softball Confederation, is the major international competition of the sport and attracts the top national teams from around the world.