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Positioning & Signals for Baseball Umpires

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Non-verbal communication is crucial on the baseball field, particularly when it comes to umpires. Learn all the signals that umps use to make calls in this guide.
Tips & Equipment for Baseball Umpires

Tips & Equipment for Baseball Umpires

Umpiring is a difficult, often underappreciated job. If you think you’ve got thick enough skin, check out this baseball guide for tips on being a successful umpire.
How to Catch a Baseball

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You can’t play in a game if you can’t catch — it’s one of the first skills ballplayers need to learn. This guide breaks down the fundamentals of catching a baseball.
How to Slide in Baseball

How to Slide in Baseball

Sliding is a basic skill, but it's often done incorrectly or neglected entirely. This baseball guide explains the proper technique so that you can slide safely.
How to Execute a Hit & Run in Baseball

How to Execute a Hit & Run in Baseball

The hit and run is one of baseball's simplest offensive plays, but it can be very tricky to execute. Read this guide for advice on when and how to use the hit and run.
Cardinal Rules of Base Running

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Base running is a vital skill, but often overlooked — unless you make a mistake. This baseball guide introduces five essential rules to help you navigate the base paths.
Effective Pitch Sequences for Baseball

Effective Pitch Sequences for Baseball

The order of your pitches plays a surprisingly big strategic role. This baseball guide introduces several common pitch sequences you can use to keep the hitters guessing.
Resistance Band Exercises for Baseball

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Resistance bands are a great training tool for stretching and strengthening your arm before throwing. Check out this baseball guide to learn five basic warm-up exercises.
How to Play First Base in Baseball

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First base is often considered an offensive position, but defense there is as important as anywhere else. This baseball guide has tips for handling any play at first.
How to Throw a Slider in Baseball

How to Throw a Slider in Baseball

The slider is a popular pitch, but it puts a lot of strain on your arm if thrown incorrectly. This baseball guide teaches you how to safely throw a nasty slider.
How to Throw a Curveball in Baseball

How to Throw a Curveball in Baseball

The curveball is a tough pitch to master, and it can hurt your arm when thrown incorrectly. This baseball guide introduces you to both the proper grip and technique.
How to Throw a Change-up in Baseball

How to Throw a Change-up in Baseball

Being able to change speeds is one of the keys to becoming an effective pitcher. This baseball guide explains various change-up grips you can add to your repertoire.
Baseball Field Dimensions

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From the Big Leagues down to Little League, this baseball guide details the complex and precise dimensions of baseball diamonds at every level of the game.
Baseball Rules & Regulations

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Amazingly, the rules of baseball have remained largely unchanged for over 100 years. This guide offers a breakdown of baseball's most important tenets
History of Baseball

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With origins pre-dating the Civil War, baseball is one of the oldest organized sports. Read about the unique history and constant evolution of America's pastime.
How to Throw a Fastball in Baseball

How to Throw a Fastball in Baseball

The fastball is the most basic pitch in baseball, but it’s also by far the most important. Learn the proper fastball grip and technique in this guide.
Baseball Glossary

Baseball Glossary

Check out this Baseball glossary to find the sport-specific definitions for which you have been looking. From A to Z, we've got all the words covered.
Basic Baseball Pitching Mechanics

Basic Baseball Pitching Mechanics

Pitching is a difficult skill that takes a long time to master, but it starts with proper mechanics. This baseball guide outlines the basics of pitching from the wind-up.
How to Repair a Baseball Pitcher's Mound

How to Repair a Baseball Pitcher's Mound

Every pitcher knows how important it is to have a well-maintained mound. Learn how to fix your mound quickly and easily after each game in this baseball guide.
How to Throw a Baseball

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Throwing a baseball is the game’s most basic skill, so you need to master the technique. Check out this guide for a detailed breakdown of proper throwing mechanics.
How to Field a Ground Ball in Baseball

How to Field a Ground Ball in Baseball

Fielding ground balls is one of baseball’s most fundamental skills, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy! Read this guide to learn the proper technique for fielding grounders.
How to Steal Second Base in Baseball

How to Steal Second Base in Baseball

The ability to steal second base is a valuable weapon to have on the baseball field. Read this guide to learn how to get a great jump on your next stolen base attempt.
How to Take a Lead at Second Base

How to Take a Lead at Second Base

Description: In order to score from second, you need to take the proper lead. This baseball guide has tips for leading off second base to make you a smarter base runner.
How to Take a Lead at First Base

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Taking a proper lead from first base is vital for a good base runner. This baseball guide will help you avoid pick-offs and make you a threat on the base paths.
Roles for Non-starters in Baseball

Roles for Non-starters in Baseball

Sitting on the bench is frustrating for any baseball player, but that doesn’t mean you can’t impact the game. Read on to learn your responsibilities as a non-starter.
How to Choose a Baseball Camp

How to Choose a Baseball Camp

Baseball camps can be expensive, but they’re a great experience for a young ballplayer. This guide explains your options so you can choose the camp that’s best for you.
How to Warm up between Innings

How to Warm up between Innings

The warm-up time between innings is brief but valuable for pitchers. This baseball guide gives helpful tips on staying loose and using your warm-up pitches effectively.
Baseball Bunt Defense: Runner at Second

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Successfully defending bunts with a runner on second requires good teamwork and quick decision-making. Learn the roles for each infield position in this baseball guide.
Baseball Bunt Defense: Runner at First

Baseball Bunt Defense: Runner at First

Every infielder has a responsibility when defending a sacrifice bunt. This baseball guide explains the different roles for bunt rotations with a runner on first base.
Second Base Pickoffs for Baseball Pitchers

Second Base Pickoffs for Baseball Pitchers

Pickoff plays at second base are rare, but holding runners is a valuable skill for pitchers. The baseball guide outlines common second base pickoffs and when to use them.
First Base Pickoffs for Lefty Pitchers

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Southpaws have a major advantage when it comes to holding base runners. This baseball guide outlines the technique for several first base pickoffs for left-handers.
First Base Pickoffs for Righty Pitchers

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Pickoff throws have strategic importance to the game. This baseball guide outlines the purpose behind, and technique for, several first base pickoffs for right-handers.
How to Keep Score in Baseball

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Keeping the scorebook is a fun way to learn about baseball. This guide outlines the standard symbols, terms, and abbreviations so that you can be a master scorekeeper.
Essentials for Your Baseball Bag

Essentials for Your Baseball Bag

You need quite a bit of clothing and gear for a baseball game, and it can be easy to forget something. Use this guide to make sure your baseball bag is fully stocked.
Baseball Pitching Statistics Explained

Baseball Pitching Statistics Explained

Statisticians have recently created new stats to measure pitching performance. This baseball guide is an introduction to some of the prevalent advanced pitching stats.
Baseball Batting Statistics Explained

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Have you ever wondered what baseball analysts mean when they talk about OPS and VORP? This guide provides an overview of baseball's most important advanced statistics.
How to Hit a Baseball

How to Hit a Baseball

For many players, hitting is the most fun part of baseball. However, it's also a very difficult skill to master. This guide gives an overview of basic hitting technique.
Rare & Obscure Baseball Pitches

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Have you ever wondered why pitchers don't use the screwball or the eephus anymore? This guide outlines the history and techniques of some of baseball's obsolete pitches.
Baseball's Specialty Pitches

Baseball's Specialty Pitches

Few can master Mariano Rivera's cutter or Tim Wakefield's knuckleball, but this guide will help expand your repertoire by introducing the most common specialty pitches.
Excelling as a Baseball Student-athlete

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Playing college baseball is a great achievement, but a huge time commitment. Follow these tips to help manage your time and excel both on the field and in the classroom.
Playing Baseball in Hot & Cold Weather

Playing Baseball in Hot & Cold Weather

Mother Nature does not always oblige us with perfect weather. This baseball guide provides tips for arming your body against both the sweltering sun and biting frost.
Understanding the Balk in Baseball

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Many baseball veterans do not fully understand the complicated rules of balking. This baseball guide explains what constitutes a balk and gives tips on how to avoid them.
test cache 3 tennis

test cache 3 tennis

Go to a part of the pool where you can stand on the bottom (don’t worry—it’s just a drill, no penalties here). You should be underwater from armpits...
Defensive Tips for Baseball Outfielders

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As the last line of defense, outfielders are as important as anyone on the field. This baseball guide provides tips to make you a more effective defender of the outfield.
How to Make a High School Baseball Team

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Trying out for your high school baseball team can be nerve-wracking. This guide explains what most coaches look for, and how to make yourself stand out from the crowd.
How to Make a Baseball Lineup

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Making baseball lineups is an inexact science, but important to maximizing offensive productivity. This guide outlines what you want from each spot in the batting order.
How to Choose a Baseball Bat

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Buying a baseball bat can be a confusing and expensive process. This guide breaks down appropriate bat length, width, and weight based on players' age and level of play.
Baseball Strength Workouts

Baseball Strength Workouts

Strength training is imperative to success on the field. This guide outlines the muscle groups that are crucial for baseball, and provides some useful workout tips.
The Best Vacations for Baseball Fans

The Best Vacations for Baseball Fans

This guide gives a rundown of the best baseball destinations for those interested in visiting the game's most venerable landmarks, or planning a great baseball vacation.
How to Build the Perfect Baseball Team

How to Build the Perfect Baseball Team

It takes good pitching, hitting, and defense to win games. This guide goes further, to explain the specific roles a baseball team needs to fill in order to be successful.
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