Similarities between baseball and cricket
Playing Hard Ball by E.T. SmithPLAYING HARD BALL is a unique sports book, a cultural comparison of two national games - cricket, English in origin and American baseball - written from the viewpoint of a top-class practitioner of both codes. Ed Smith - the young Cambridge University and Kent batsman - has spent the winters since 1998 in Spring Training with the New York Mets baseball team. It has enabled Ed to contrast and compare arguably the two most iconic of sports from the inside. In fact, baseball had a thriving following in Britain until the Great War: Derby Countys former stadium was called the Baseball Ground; Tottenham Hotspur was at first a baseball club. Apart from learning two very different techniques, Ed learned that the sports ultimate heroes, the Babe and the Don - Babe Ruth and Don Bradman - might as well have come from different planets, whilst baseballs pristine Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is a far cry from the ramshackle cricket museum at Lords. Ed Smiths PLAYING HARD BALL draws on these intriguing comparisons to paint a two-sided portrait of sports most illustrous hitting games.
Baseball vs Cricket: A Comparison Between Batting Sports
Baseball and Cricket are two well-known members of the " bat and ball " family of games. While the basic principle is the same, the two games differ in their rules, terminology, playing equipment, number of players, field size etc. The basic principle for the two is same: Players of one team have to attempt to score runs by hitting the ball; at the same time players of the other team have to attempt to prevent the scoring and to put batting players out. In cricket, players attempt to defend the wickets 3 wooden sticks , while in baseball players attempt to prevent the ball going to the strike zone. The game of cricket has a known history spanning from the 16th century to the present day, with international matches played since , although the official history of international Test cricket began in
Share sports quotes or photos of a sports event you went for. Pitch Vs. A pitch in cricket is the strip of ground between the two wickets, whereas a pitch in baseball is referred to the delivery of the ball by the pitcher. An early form of cricket is believed to have been played in the early 16th century. It underwent several major developments and changes as it gained immense popularity, and also became the national game of England in the 18th century.