|sport = baseball|
|A bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players on a field (pitch or stadium) each who take turns batting and fielding.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
How to map
Since this is a non-physical tag it should be combined with other (physical) tags, eg:
- leisure=pitch - for the playing field
- leisure=sports_centre - for the whole sport area
- leisure=stadium - if it is a statium
How to Map Baseball Fields
When mapping baseball fields (pitches), it is recommended that the entire playing field should be mapped not just the infield.
When there is a fence surrounding the field, the mapping for the field should match the fence.
However, many baseball fields are shared with other sports, and don't have a fence designating the exact boundary of the outfield. Without a fence, the actual size of the field is ambiguous.
For fields without fences, map a pie shaped area where the end of the outfield is approximately 2 times to 4 times the length of the infield diamond.
Also, making things difficult is that baseball fields used by small children have much smaller outfields compared to full sized fields used by adults. Adult fields have the fence located approximately 4 times the length between bases, softball fields are approximately 3 times the length, and children's fields are about 2 times the length between bases.
The example image below shows a high school softball field with the green lines representing the area that should be mapped.
Tags to use in combination
Related sports may be played on the same or similar fields. The vast majority of the population of the world are unaware of the differences between them, so generalizing to baseball is reasonable. Softball, Slo-pitch and Tee-Ball may be tagged as baseball or as a sub-category of sport=baseball, so using several tags as follows: