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Semi-protected edit request on 23 October 2015[edit]

In the 2nd paragraph of this wiki, please change: The OFFENSE attempts to score runs by hitting a ball ...

TO: The BATTING TEAM attempts to score runs by hitting a ball ...


(The first paragraph stated there are two player states: batting and fielding. The 2nd paragraph introduces a new term, offense, without any indication that this is another descriptor for the batting state.

Maybe this variation would be better: The batting team (offense) attempts to score runs by hitting a ball ...

However, doing so opens up another can of worms. Maybe the first sentence should be recast from this: Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each who take turns batting and fielding.

To this: Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each who take turns batting (OFFENSE) and fielding (DEFENSE).

The 3rd paragraph uses the terms "batting team" and "fielding team". These terms should be used consistently throughout, and other words/terms should not be included willy-nilly. Or, based on my proposed change to the 1st paragraph, the terms BATTING TEAM and FIELDING TEAM can be consistently replaced with OFFENSE and DEFENSE, respectively (starting from the 2nd paragraph.)

I have not read this wiki in entirety, and I guess the terms BATTING TEAM and FIELDING TEAM are used throughout. I think as long as my initial change request is implemented, it will help enough that the entire wiki can remain as is since the confusion about offense/defense will be adequately relieved in the 2nd paragraph.

Scottmeltzer (talk) 00:17, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, see here. —Skyllfully (talk | contribs) 19:46, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 6 November 2015[edit]

I would like to change to picture that shows angel stadium to dodger stadium

198.72.247.206 (talk) 23:45, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

Rationale? Cannolis (talk) 02:00, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 10 February 2017[edit]

It is possible to record two outs in the course of the same play—a double play. Even three—a triple play—is possible, though this is very rare. Players put out or retired must leave the field, returning to their team's dugout or bench. A runner may be stranded on base when a third out is recorded against another player on the team. Stranded runners do not benefit the team in its next turn at bat—every half-inning begins with the bases empty of runners.


In this short paragraph, there are four dashes. Would you please replace the last one with a semicolon? 208.95.51.115 (talk) 13:09, 10 February 2017 (UTC) 208.95.51.115 (talk) 13:09, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Got rid of all the dashes. Ckruschke (talk) 15:03, 10 February 2017 (UTC)Ckruschke
Note: Marking as answered. JTP (talkcontribs) 15:24, 10 February 2017 (UTC)