|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
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. Also, making things difficult is that baseball fields used by small children have much smaller outfields compared to full sized fields used by adults. For fields without fences, map a pie shaped area where the end of the outfield is at least 2 times to 4 times the length of the infield diamond. The example image below shows a small baseball field, with a small outfield, for children.
Since this is a non-physical tag it should always be combined with some other (physical) tags, eg:
- leisure=pitch - For a baseball field. The most commonly used combo.
- name=* - If the baseball field/stadium/centre has a name
- This tag was a part of the Big baseball project 2011!
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: