Compare And Contrast Cricket And Baseball Essay

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Baseball vs. Cricket Cricket and baseball are the best-known members of a family of related bat-and-ball games. While many of their rules, terminology, and strategies are similar, but there are many differences some subtle, some major - between the two games. Americans played a version of the English game rounder’s in the early 19th century which they called "Town Ball." In fact, early forms of baseball had a number of names, including "Base Ball," "Goal Ball,” and simply, "Base." In at least one version of the game, teams pitched to themselves, runners went around the bases in the opposite direction of today's game, and players could be put out by being hit with the ball. Like today, a batter was called out after three strikes. The game…show more content…
In cricket, players attempt to defend the wickets (3 wooden sticks), while in baseball players attempt to prevent the ball from going to the strike zone. The delivery distance, from release of the ball by the pitcher (baseball)/bowler (cricket) to its arrival at the batter (baseball) batman (cricket), is almost the same in both sports. A cricket field consists of a large circular or oval-shaped grassy ground on which the game of cricket is played. There are no fixed dimensions for the field but its diameter usually varies between 450 feet (137 m) to 500 feet (150 m). Cricket is the only major sport which does not define a fixed shape ground for professional games. A baseball field, also called a ball field or a baseball diamond, is the field upon which the game of baseball is played. Baseball is played in a quadrant of fair territory between foul lines. The official minimum distance from home plate to the far edge of fair territory is 250 feet (76.2 meters), but the recommended distances are at least 325 ft (99.1 m) along the foul lines and 400 ft (121.9 m) in center

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