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Why Are There 9 Innings in Baseball?

The rules of the game of baseball we are familiar with today came about after a great deal of trial and error. In the beginning, there wasn’t a game clock or an agreed length for each game, nor was there an agreed number of players on each team. As more […]

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Which Team Bats First in Baseball?

Besides talent, are there distinct advantages one baseball team has over the other? Baseball pundits have long argued home field advantage. Another way to ask the question; Which team bats first in baseball? Does that element influence the outcome of the game? The visiting team always bats first and bats […]

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Why Do Pitchers Lick Their Fingers?

If you’ve ever watched a major league baseball game, you might have noticed something. The pitchers sometimes lick their index and middle finger. This might leave a non-pitcher baffled. Why do pitchers lick their fingers? Pitchers lick their fingers and hands to moisturize their skin just enough to have a […]

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Why is it 90 Feet to First Base?  

The diamond shape of the baseball field has changed very little over the past 150 years.  Its four-sided shape consisting of sharp angles at the two sides resemble two back to back triangles, was established in 1845 by the Knickerbocker Baseball Club. Since then there have been only minute changes […]

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Why Do MLB Players Use Wooden Bats?

Not too long ago, I was watching a Major League Baseball game when I noticed the players were using wooden bats. I was wondering why this is given the variety of bats on the market today. Why do MLB players use wooden bats? Wooden bats are heavier and solid, whereas […]