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Running Head: Baseball 1 Baseball Game Name Institutional Affiliation
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BASEBALL 2 Introduction Baseball is a bat-and-ball game that is played between two teams each having nine players who take turns in batting and fielding during the match. “This sport is one of the games known to induce more nostalgia as compared to any other sport in America” (Swope, 2012). Therefore, it has been considered a national sport in the United States. During the game, the batting team hits the ball thrown by the pitcher using a bat swung by the batter in attempts to score runs. There are four bases, the first, second, third and home plate that determine whether the player scores a run or not. A run is scored when the player advances around all the bases and gets back to the home plate, however, failure to move forward through all the bases leads to losing the run. Baseball Equipment (Bat) Baseball equipment includes the bat, ball, base, glove, baseball cap, batting helmet, catcher’s helmet, catcher’s mitt, batting gloves, protective cup, pelvic protector, and jockstrap. The clothing includes the sliding shorts, uniform, baseball cleats, sunglasses, and baseball doughnut. The bat is a solid wooden or hollow equipment at times made of aluminum and is round. The aluminum bats are often used in amateur leagues but are restricted in professional games; wooden bats are made from ash wood and at times maple or bamboo are used to make these sticks. There are different models of sticks designed for the youth and the adult, the youth bats are small and are lighter while the adult bats are heavier and have big barrels. The bats vary in price ranging from twenty to two hundred dollars for the youth bats while the adult bats can go up to a maximum of four hundred dollars.
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BASEBALL 3 Ball and Gloves The ball is a cork sphere wound tightly and has string or yarn layers covered with a coat of stitched leather. Other balls have rubber cores that are densely wrapped and covered with layers of leather; however, other balls are coated with plastic materials to make them efficient for use during the wet weather conditions. The baseballs are perfectly round and are designed to be thrown, they weigh 5.25 ounces and are very hard. The baseball gloves are made of leather and are worn by players in the field. The design of the glove is such that they have long fingers and a webbed compact in between the first finger and the thumb that allows the player to catch the ball quickly. The gloves are made from a variety of materials, and they come in different colors, sizes, designs and functions. There are also the youth sizes, and the adult sizes just like the bat, such that, the youth gloves range from twenty to one hundred dollars while the adult gloves range from fifty to three hundred dollars. Also, the prices vary depending on the material; the high-quality leather gloves cost up to five hundred dollars.
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