What is Exit Velocity and How Do You Measure It?

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If you’re involved in the game of  baseball as a player, coach, parent or fan, then there is no doubt that you have heard the term “Exit Velocity” in recent years. But what is exit velocity? There is often confusion as to the exact meaning of the term. In this article we will clear that up for you, as well as show you how to measure exit velocity, why you would want to measure it, and what is the average exit velocity by age. What is Exit Velocity? Exit velocity in baseball is the speed the ball is traveling after …

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Baseball 101: What is a Grand Slam in Baseball?

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If you’re new to the game of baseball, or coaching for the first time, then you’re probably wondering what a lot of the new terms and sayings you’re hearing mean. With our Baseball 101 series, we’re here to help.   Today’s Baseball 101 question is: What is a Grand Slam in baseball?   A Grand Slam is a bases loaded home run. In other words, it is when a batter hits a home run while all of the bases are occupied. When a batter hits a grand slam his team scores 4 runs. This is the highest scoring play possible …

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Baseball 101: What is a Fungo and Why do Coaches Use Them?

What is a fungo

If you’re new to the game of baseball, or coaching for the first time, then you’re probably wondering what a lot of the new terms and sayings you’re hearing mean. With our Baseball 101 series, we’re here to help.   Today’s Baseball 101 question is: What is a fungo and why do coaches use them? A fungo is a light-weight bat that baseball coaches use to during practice. It is used to hit balls to players to work on their fielding. Fungo bats are most often longer and skinnier than a typical baseball bat. The most common lengths of fungo …

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What is a Perfect Game in Baseball and How is it Different from a No Hitter?

What is a perfect game in baseball

If you’re new to the game of baseball, or coaching for the first time, then you’re probably wondering what a lot of the new terms and sayings you’re hearing mean. With our Baseball 101 series, we’re here to help.   Today’s Baseball 101 question is: What is a perfect game in baseball?   A Perfect Game is when a team’s pitcher (or pitchers) does not allow an opposing player to reach base for the entirety of the game. It is one of the rarest feats in the game of baseball. While it is possible for multiple pitchers to combine their efforts and …

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What is a Baseball Made of?

What is a baseball made of

Overview of Major League standards for baseballs: Must be a sphere Must weigh between 5.00 and 5.25 ounces. Must measure between 9.00 and 9.25 inches in circumference.   What is a baseball made of?   Let’s start at the center of the ball and work our way out. The core of a professional baseball is called “the pill.” The pill is a small round object, smaller than a golf ball, that has a rubber outer casing and a cork center.     Around the core, are several layers of tightly wrapped yarn and twine. Each layer of yarn and twine …

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Baseball Position Numbers Explained

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  Baseball position numbers are used primarily for scoring in a score book or for use on lineup cards. If you are relatively new to the game of baseball, you may be confused when you hear someone call the defensive positions by numbers. For example, you’ll often hear a play-by-play announcer say, “It goes down as a 1, 3 put out,” (ball went to pitcher and he throws to the first baseman for an out). Or you’ll hear, “That’s a 6-4-3 double play,” (ball went shortstop, then to second baseman, then to first baseman and resulted in 2 outs). Now …

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