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May 14, 2013

All about baseball

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 4:24 am

1. Glossary
infield fly : In baseball, The batter hit the ball when dropped on the infield. The referee judgment that the batsman is out.
hit by pitch : In baseball, the pitcher threw the ball in the batter body touching.
NPB : Nippon Professional Baseball.
protective gear : Baseball equipment wear it to protect the body.
base on balls : It’s four balls. Is allowed to go to first base, while the other side pitchers the batter hit four pitches out of the strike zone.

2. Text
Baseball
Our presentation is about baseball game.
In 1744, baseball began is England. The first baseball league is MLB, It began in 1869. The first MLB team is the Cincinnati Reds. This is a Shin-Soo Choo belong team. And Korean professional baseball beagan in 1982.〔1〕And other baseball league exist in the world. NPB is the second largest Pro Baseball. In addition, CPBL( Chinese Professional Baseball League) is Taiwan Pro Baseball league.
The Korean baseball league is called the “KBO”. KBO is Korean Baseball Organization. The KBO consists of 9 teams. 9 team names are Samsung Lions, KIA Tigers, SK Wyverns, LG twins, Lotte Giants, Hanwha Eagles, Doosan Bears, Nexen Heroes, NC Dinos. Last year, Samsung won the Korean Series. 〔2〕
The Korean famous batter is Yang Joon-Hyuk.

양준혁

Samsung Lions veteran Yang Joon-hyuk hit his 350th career home run, extending the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO)’s all-time leading mark, in a 14-9 loss to the Doosan Bears, Tuesday night in Daegu.
The 40-year-old connected for a three-run blast, estimated at 125 meters, in the first inning off Bears starter Lee Jae-woo.
It has taken the left-handed slugger 2,057 games over 17 seasons in the KBO to reach the 350 home run milestone.
Despite notching double-figure homers in every season except for 2008, Yang has yet to win a home run title. His single-season high is 33, set in 2003.
The stalwart, who stands 1.88 meters tall and weighs in at 95 kilograms, broke retired Jang Jong-hoon’s all-time home run record of 340 on May 10. Yang posts a 0.317 career batting average and holds the all-time marks in seven other categories.
In USA, Bonds(Barry Lamar Bonds) is very great hitter. He is Award seven times MVP(most valuable player) in MLB. and he has Most home run record. today, he is considered to be the best player in baseball. 〔3〕
Find more about the rules of baseball. Baseball is consists of various rules, that is Hits, Pitching, Play the bases, base on balls, hit by pitch, infield fly.

Baseball_-_sledge_making_base

Referee is judgment the rules are being game. And baseball game has many equipment. bat, ball, base, protective gear, glove is used baseball game. A baseball glove is a leather glove worn by the players.

baseball_glove_bat

3. References
〔1〕history of baseball – http://www.ibaf.org/en/
〔2〕information of KBO – http://www.koreabaseball.com
〔3〕Barry Lamar Bonds – http://www.barrybonds.mlb.com/players/bonds_barry/index.jsp

4. Discussion Questions
(1). Who is your favorite baseball player? why?
(2). What’s your favorite baseball team? why?
(3). what do you think about Higher salaries of famous players?

5. Class# 152
Group# 6
Member name : 김상준 주현동 송석범 신민섭

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