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Questions about the sport of baseball in general. For the American professional baseball league, see [mlb]. Note that autograph identification questions ("Who signed this baseball?") are OFF-TOPIC and will be closed.

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I was recently at a single-A baseball game, and I'm not a great judge of distance, but I wasn't sure that the bases were a whole 90 feet apart. How far apart are the bases in the minor leagues, and also Little League? …
asked Sep 1 '14 by Scimonster
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In baseball, if a hit ball lands just inside the foul line (fair), but then bounces out (foul), what is it ruled as? The flip case: if a ball lands foul, but it hits a patch of grass or whatever and bounces fair, what it is? …
asked Nov 3 '14 by Scimonster
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Here is a video of Miami reliever Carter Capps pitching. As you can see, he basically jumps off the rubber, and delivers from the front of the mound. Apparently, MLB gave their approval to Capps's pi …
asked Apr 17 '15 by Scimonster
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Check out the Elias Sports Bureau. They keep statistics on all sorts of things across several sports.
answered Sep 16 '14 by Scimonster
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Watching an MLB Gameday live lookin today (7/6, NYM@CIN), I noticed Brayan Pena of the Reds batting with a leg brace. He singled, and removed the brace at first brace? Why might someone do this?
asked Sep 6 '14 by Scimonster
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(I'm double asking because I'm pretty sure I know the answer to the first half, but would like confirmation anyways.) Playing baseball recently, a batter chopped a ground ball hard, over the …
asked Sep 8 '14 by Scimonster
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A pitch on a full count (3-2) is also known as a "payoff pitch". I assume it's because the at-bat usually ends there (pays off), but it seems to preclude a foul ball. In fact, i just heard "the payof …
asked Aug 18 '14 by Scimonster
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This has happened before, most notably the Grand Slam Single of the 1999 NLCS. The Braves and Mets were tied 3-3 in the bottom of the ninth. The Mets loaded the bases, and Robin Ventura crushed a gra …
answered Oct 18 '14 by Scimonster
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My brother decided that in order to help break in his baseball glove, he would put a ball inside and tie the glove closed. Does this actually do anything? (Note: An experiment with this isn't really going to work for me. I can't wear his glove, and he might suffer a placebo next time.) …
asked Aug 20 '14 by Scimonster