Baseball For Dummies Extras

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What Makes a Good Hitter in Baseball

Most people associated with baseball, especially scouts, coaches, managers, and general managers, emphasize such elements as a player’s stance, hitting mechanics, bat speed, and natural power. But even [more…]

Underappreciated Aspects of Pitching in Baseball

Most baseball fans know successful pitchers can consistently put the ball where they want to — skills known as control(where they place each pitch) and [more…]

What You Need to Know to Follow Major League Baseball

Baseball is played everywhere a diamond can be forged from a semblance of a field — from mud huts, to driveways, to sugar cane grasslands, to billion-dollar state-of-the-art stadiums. And you can watch [more…]

13 Great Baseball Books

Although many people may turn to the Internet and the slew of websites available online that focus on baseball, others may prefer flipping through a book devoted to America’s pastime. Here is a list of [more…]

10 Baseball Nicknames That Hit the Mark

Ever since some sportswriter from the 1880s christened Chicago White Stockings superstar Mike “King” Kelly with his royal moniker, nicknames have been entrenched in the baseball lexicon. Following are [more…]

Joe Morgan’s Top 10 Negro Baseball League Legends

Baseball drew its color line during the mid-1880s when all-white professional teams, such as the powerful Chicago White Stockings, refused to take the field against integrated clubs. By 1899, baseball [more…]

Baseball For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Think of this Cheat Sheet as your shortcut guide to baseball, America’s pastime, and a concise set of notes to consult about the basic rules and positions. You can quickly refer to it when you or a friend [more…]

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