Quick Reference: Baseball Positions and Their Equipment

Author's Note

I love baseball. I love the orderliness, the rules. A baseball game is almost like an old-fashioned dance. It's so much more formal than a lot of team sports. So I was glad to get this assignment. I know a lot of the basics already, but it was interesting to read the rules and learn some things, such as that only the pitcher and catcher have their field positions clearly specified in the rules.

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  • Rosclam, Chuck. "The Evolution of Catcher's Equipment." Society for American Baseball Research. (Aug 4, 2012) http://sabr.org/research/evolution-catchers-equipment
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