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Emblem of the Deep Space Niners baseball team.

Baseball is a Human sport. The modern game of baseball originated on Earth during the mid 19th century. Baseball is played by two teams of nine players.


Early years

Professional baseball was quite popular during the 20th and early 21st centuries, and the American and National Leagues had thirty-two franchises at their peak. (TNG novel: Fortune's Light)

However, society later started becoming frustrated with the slower pace of the game relative to other sports. (TNG episode: "Evolution") In addition, labor disputes and rising ticket prices between 1981 and 2026 contributed to a serious decline in the sport. The number of the sport's fans declined by half between 1999 and 2019. Four teams went bankrupt between 2018 and 2023, while eight others changed ownership multiple times. By 2059, only eight franchises still remained. (TNG novel: Fortune's Light)

Notable 21st century teams

Post-professional years

A ten-team interplanetary league was begun in the 22nd century, but lasted only two seasons. (TNG novel: Fortune's Light)

During the 23rd century, the game continued to be played on an amateur level in rural areas of the southern United States of America. Being from that region, Doctor Leonard McCoy was familiar with the game. Captain James T. Kirk was also familiar with the game. (TOS video game: 25th Anniversary)

Starfleet Academy also had baseball teams on the San Francisco campus. In the 2270s, Cadet Saavik was the pitcher of the freshmen team. Her speed earned her the nickname "Photon Torpedo". (TOS novel: The Pandora Principle)

During the 24th century, notable Starfleet officer Jack Crusher was familiar with the game, and taught it to his son Wesley before he died. (TNG episode: "Evolution") Another well-known Starfleet officer, Benjamin Sisko, and his son Jake, also loved baseball, and often used the holodeck to recreate baseball games, either as players or spectators. When Sisko first encountered the Prophets inside the Bajoran Wormhole, he used baseball as an analogy to explain the nature of linear time to them. (DS9 episode: "Emissary")

In 2375, Sisko formed a baseball team, the Niners, to play against Captain Solok and his all Vulcan team, the Logicians. (DS9 episode: "Take Me Out to the Holosuite")

Cestus revival

See main article: Cestus Baseball League.

The sport saw a revival in the 24th century on Cestus III with the formation of the Cestus Baseball League. (DS9 episode: "Family Business"; ST novel: Articles of the Federation)


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The Baseball from a Muppet Time sketch.
Mr. Johnson enjoying a baseball game.
Wilkins and Wontkins playing baseball.
Ovejita at baseball school.
Elmo as a baseball player.
Famed Sequoia City Big Bats player Ferret Jeeter.
Ernie pretending to play baseball.
Big Bird playing baseball.
Tingo and Niki playing baseball on Sesame English.
A Baby Scooter playing baseball PVC.
A game between Big Bird, Baby Bear, and Gabi.
Bear throwing out the first pitch.
The Southern Colonel visiting Yankee Stadium.
Fozzie's Grandpa taught him how to play baseball, and juggle.
The Fabulous Baseball Diamond in its glove holder.
Robin Williams playing ball.
Ernie baseball piggy bank.

Baseball is a sport played between two teams of nine players each. The first games were played in the mid 18th century in England, but it was in 1846 in Hoboken, New Jersey that saw the first game with codified rules played. Although Basketball and Football are also popular American sports, baseball is often called America's national past time, and the game has gained in popularity throughout the late 18th and early 19th century. Canada has remained closely linked with the U.S. in the history of baseball, and there are professional leagues and tournaments in the Netherlands, Australia, Japan, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.

Major League Baseball is the highest level of play in North America, operating since 1901. Composed of 30 teams, each team plays in its own unique park. The Chicago Cubs play at Wrigley Field, famous for its ivy covered outfield walls, and the New York Yankees play at Yankee Stadium, of which the original was nicknamed "The House That Ruth Built" after legendary player Babe Ruth. Beginning with the 1992 Olympic Games, baseball became a medal sport, but was dropped after the 2008 games, and efforts to reinstate it have been unsuccessful.

Baseball has had a great impact in America's popular culture. In 1888, Ernest Thayer's poem "Casey at the Bat" became so popular it inspired Vaudeville and other staged performances, audio recordings and film adapations. Little League Baseball oversees more then 7,000 children's baseball leagues, baseball caps have become a fashion item, and baseball cards are continually collected. Baseball movies have become a popular genre at the box office, and even Broadway has produced thematic material based on the game. Abbott and Costello cemented their fame and popularity with their famous "Who's on First" sketch, which TIME magazine named the best comedy routine of the twentieth century.




Sesame Street

  • A group of Anything Muppets are going to play baseball, with the teams split between those with letters on their uniforms and those with numbers. (EKA: Episode 0298)
  • Tom and a young boy have identical baseball gloves, so Tom writes his name on his glove's label in episode 300.
  • Luis sings the Classification Song in Spanish as he regroups baseball gloves and a baseball bat in episode 311.
  • Oscar can't make up his mind whether to use his baseball to practice his pitching or to use his pencil to write his uncle a letter. (EKA: Episode 0324)
  • Big Bird is mad at Lillian in episode 337 because she keeps saying no to anything he wants to do, including playing baseball.
  • Oscar disagrees about Luis' decisions as an umpire in a baseball game, but he's happy when the team loses in episode 685.
  • "Sluggo the Great" (David) puts on his baseball gear, but isn't sure which body parts to put them on in. (EKA: Episode 0811)
  • Ernie is a coach for his baseball team in a episode 944 sketch.
  • Big Bird doesn't want to play baseball at Camp Echo Rock during summer camp because he doesn't know how to play. Still, they have him play in the outfield, where he hits a home run in episode 1707.
  • In the Sesame Street opera parody "The Heartstrongs", Barnaby (David) comes downstairs to change shoelaces in order to play baseball. (EKA: Episode 2404)
  • A Muppet girl approaches a sad Herry and asks him what's wrong. He laments about being left out of the baseball game, and she offers to cheer him up by taking him to the zoo in episode 2620.
  • Gordon wants to take Elmo to a baseball game in episode 4042, but before they go, Elmo needs a fish-sitter to fish-sit Dorothy while they are gone.
  • Elmo wants to play with the Two Headed Monster, but they can't decide on whether to play baseball or hockey until Aaron and Nick Carter pass by and then everyone wants to sing in episode 4056.
  • Baby Bear asks Telly to play baseball, and he convinces Baby Bear to let Freddy play baseball with them. The doll's baseball skills prove to be sorely lacking in episode 4121.
  • In Episode 4132, Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus want to play baseball with Marco, but he is too young.
  • In episode 4174, Kaitlyn barters with Radar to obtain a baseball glove from Big Bird.
  • In a Ernie and Bert sketch, Ernie uses an electric fan to blow Bert's book away so he can play baseball with him. (EKA: Episode 3695) In another, Ernie is sad because it's raining and he can't play baseball. Bert encourages him to imagine that he's playing instead. (EKA: Episode 0706)
  • Another sketch features Ernie answering the telephone. Bert overhears the conversation, which involves a baseball game, a rainy day, and a gorilla stealing a baloney sandwich. When Bert asks who just called, Ernie says it was a wrong number. (EKA: Episode 0694) This was adapted into the book Ernie's Telephone Call.
  • Ernie plays imaginary baseball with the viewers in an episode of ‘’Play with Me Sesame’’.
  • Elmo pretends he is a baseball player in "Elmo's World: Hats." In Elmo's World: Babies", Mr. Noodle tries to play baseball with Natasha.
  • In the song, "At the Bus Stop Sign", a boy named Lefty claims he needs to catch the number 9 bus to get to his baseball game.
  • Episode 0536 featured Bob dressed as a baseball player (among other athletes).
  • Three kids play Basketball and one plays baseball in episode 1149.
  • Bob asks which is not like the other among a grapefruit, an orange, a baseball, and a milk carton in episode 2947.
  • Animated segments featuring baseball include:
  • A bully won't give a kids' baseball back, and the boy imagines a few scenarios before ultimately calling for his dog. (EKA: Episode 0235)
  • A girl picks up a stick and imagines she is a circus magician, a conductor, and a baseball player. (EKA: Episode 1106)
  • An Alien asking a little boy for directions to a baseball diamond. (EKA: Episode 2107)
  • "The Stranger", a song about a baseball team hesitantly allowing a newcomer to join them, who ends up helping them win the game. (EKA: Episode 2476)
  • Three characters try to watch a baseball game over a fence, then cooperate by stacking their blocks. (EKA: Episode 3774)
  • Thelma Thumb retrieves a lost baseball that has gone down a rabbit hole.
  • Sesame Street short films featuring baseball include:
  • The Letter B is for ball, bat, base, and baseball. (EKA: Episode 3811)
  • A group of Hispanic children picking members for their baseball team. (EKA: Episode 0811)
  • Many Sesame books have featured baseball as either a passing reference, or as a focal point in its story:
  • Ernie wants to bring his baseball glove to show and tell in Ernie's Window.
  • Applause has made PVC figures of Ernie and Bert playing baseball.
  • Playskool made a wooden puzzle with the Sesame Street gang playing baseball.
  • In episode 2513, the cast sings about Springtime. Gordon says that during Spring, he partakes in baseball games.

The Muppet Show Characters

Bear in the Big Blue House

  • It is revealed that Grandma Flutter played baseball (disguised with a moustache) for the River City Rodents, and started a women's baseball league in the episode "Grandma Flutter's 100th Birthday."

Muppet Babies

International Productions

  • Pancho and the kids prepare to play baseball. They count off 9 players, 9 hats and 9 balls. Pancho then counts his 9 pitches, one of which hits him square on the head in episode 904 of Plaza Sésamo.

Other References

  • A Muppets' Sports Shorts cartoon on the Little Muppet Monsters episode "The Great Boodini" features baseball.
  • On Dinosaurs, Sinclair City builds a new baseball stadium for the home of the newly formed team "The Central Pangaean Cavemen."

Baseball Players

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From The Vault

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Baseball is a ball sport played between two teams of nine players each. The goal of baseball is to score points by hitting a thrown ball with a bat and touching a series of four cushions called bases arranged at the corners of a ninety-foot square, or diamond. Players on one team (the offensive team) take turns hitting while the other team (the defensive team) tries to stop them from scoring runs by getting hitters out in any of several ways. A player on the offensive team can stop at any of the bases and hope to score on a teammate's hit. The teams switch between offensive and defensive whenever the offensive team gets three outs. One turn at bat for each team constitutes an inning; nine innings make up a game. The team with the most scores at the end of the game wins.

History of Baseball

This sport is played in Vault 101 in the 23rd century.

On July 13, 2268, there is a notice in Vault 101's Cafeteria announcing a vacancy in one of the baseball teams. The vacancy is for the team position of shortstop. A shortstop is a position on the defensive team between the second and third bases. A baseball game is scheduled for the upcoming Saturday in the Atrium.

President John Henry Eden speaks of reviving this sport on Enclave Radio in Fallout 3.

Baseball can refer to:

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ST Expanded

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