Baseball terms and history

by tejas

Terms

  1. balk- illegal pitch
  2. batters box- the place where the batters hit
  3. BB- base on balls
  4. bull pen- where pitchers warm up
  5. bunt- a soft hit
  6. caught looking- strike out
  7. change up- Slow pitch
  8. CS- Caught stealing
  9. E- A slow high pitch
  10. FC- Fielder's choice
  11. HBP- Hit by pitch
  12. knuckleball- a pitch thrown to do little spin
  13. OF- Outfielder
  14. OBP- on base percentage
  15. pickle- a rundown
  16. whiff- Strikeout
  17. cheese- good fastball
  18. dish- home plate
  19. fungo- practice bats
  20. tater- home run
  21. MVP- Most Valuable Player
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Player History

  1. Tyrus Raymond, 1908 - 1947, he had the highest career batting average (.367)
  2. Babe Ruth , 1929 - 1948, 714 homers
  3. Lawrence Peter, 1925-1972, MVP 3 times
  4. Eddie Clarence Murray, 1955-2003, one of the most reliable and best switch hitters
  5. Joseph Paul DiMaggio, 1914-1999, only player to be selected to every all star game he played.
  6. Baseball History, 1871 1st professional baseball league
  7. Mickey Mantle, 1931-1995, MVP 3 times
  8. Jackie Robinson, 1919 - 1972, first African American to play Baseball
  9. Lou Gehrig, 1903 - 1941, most consecutive games played (Iron Horse)
  10. Sandy Koufax, 1935 - present ,very short carrier (because of Elbow Arthritis)
  11. Rickey Henderson, 1958 - present, stolen most bases in Baseball history
  12. Mark McGwire, 1963 - present, most home runs in a one season
  13. Hank Aaron, 1934 - present, beat Babe Ruth record by hitting 755 home runs in a year
  14. Ernie Banks, 1931 - present, got the most offense record for the cubs
  15. Cy Young, 1867 - 1955, won more major league games than any other pitcher
  16. Ted Williams, 1918 - 2002, highest on base percentage
  17. Pete Rose, 1941 - present, most hits and most game played
  18. Wes Ferrell, 1908 - 1976, most home run by pitchers
  19. Will White, 1854 - 1911, most innings pitched
  20. Barry Bonds,1964 - present, most home runs