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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. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: sports
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may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
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Status: de facto

 Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each who take turns batting and fielding.

How to map

Since this is a non-physical tag it should be combined with other (physical) tags, eg:

Add sport=baseball

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.

Tags to use in combination

See also

Related sports

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:

Pictogram Example

Baseball Pictogram
A pictogram for baseball

Photo Examples