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What is a DP in Softball and Baseball?

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There are two meanings for DP. DP in softball typically stands for Designated Player. In baseball, DP stands for Double Play. We cover both meanings in detail below: What is a DP in Softball? The position is very similar to the Designated Hitter in baseball, but there is a distinct difference. In baseball, the designated […]

What Does ‘Tipping Pitches’ Mean in Baseball?

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What Does Tipping Pitches Mean in Baseball

Professional baseball has been in existence for 150 years, and for just about as long, batters have been finding ways to get an advantage at the plate. After all, one of the most difficult things in sports is to hit a fast-moving, relatively small, round ball.  Sometimes a batter can tell what pitch is coming […]

How Many MLB Teams Are There?

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A common question by fans just getting into baseball is how many teams there are in Major League Baseball. The number of teams has increased steadily over the years, and as of 2021, there are 30 teams throughout Major League Baseball, divided into two leagues with three divisions in each league. The teams are placed […]

What is the 10 Run Rule (aka Mercy Rule) in Baseball?

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For those that have been a part of baseball or softball at various levels, either as a coach, player, parents, or spectator, you have likely witnessed a game end early due to the 10 Run Rule. Not all leagues have a 10 Run Rule, but a lot of them do. If you’re a novice, perhaps […]

What do the Numbers Mean in a Double Play?

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6-4-3 double play

The double play is an integral part of a baseball game. If you’ve ever seen a game on television or heard one on the radio, you’ve probably heard an announcer comment on the type of double play that just took place. It could be the usual 4-6-3 double play, the 6-4-3 double play, the 5-4-3 […]

What is a Fielder’s Choice in Baseball?

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In baseball and softball, a Fielder’s Choice is most commonly referred to as FC in scorebooks. It occurs when a ground ball is fielded by a defensive player and, instead of getting the batter out at first base, decides to get a baserunner out that is advancing to another base or home plate. The base […]

How Many Players Are There on a Baseball Team?

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How Many Players Are There on a Baseball Team?

There are nine players on the field. This concept hasn’t changed since the game’s invention in 1845. However, not every player can play every game, and with the increasing need for substitutions, roster sizes have changed. In fact, at just about every level of play, rosters are generally far above the nine needed on the […]

What is a PO in Baseball?

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Youth players who experiment with different positions begin to see what role suits them early on. Some kids can play the field, hit, and pitch, all in the course of one game. Over time and with skill development, however, some kids find out that they are best suited to be a pitcher over any other […]

How Long Does a Baseball Game Last?

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how long does a baseball game last

Baseball does not depend on a ticking clock, unlike most team sports that use quarters, periods, or halves to measure time. There is no specific time length for a baseball game – teams at the highest level of MLB compete until there is a winner. How Long is a Baseball Game? The length of a […]

What Does a Backward K Mean in Baseball?

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backward k in baseball

Baseball’s box score has all kinds of shorthand, which came from a need to keep things concise, since box scores were only printed in newspapers for the first 100 years after box scores started being used. While baseball fans are familiar with other box score abbreviations such as HR for Home Run, E for Error, […]