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Goldberg, "Long Island Vines; Macari Price: .5 Million", The New York Times, 18 July 2004In sabermetrics, "ball in play" and "batting average on balls in play" (BABIP) have specific technical definitions that are used to determine pitchers' ability independently of the fielding defense of a team. A short downward swing intended to make the ball rebound off home plate or the packed dirt immediately in front of the plate.
In this definition, a home run is not a ball in play. The goal is to produce a bounce high enough so that, even if the ball can be fielded by an infielder the batter will reach first for a base hit.
The rules specify which pitching movements are illegal.
The spirit of a balk is that certain movements mean that the pitcher has begun the pitch, so the runner cannot then be picked off.
Ballpark has been used to mean a broad area of approximation or similarity, or a range within which comparison is possible; this usage OED dates to 1960.
Another meaning, "sphere of activity or influence", is cited in 1963.
"In the (right) ballpark", meaning "within reasonable bounds" dates to 1968.
John Mc Graw is supposed to have had the earth in front of home plate compacted for this purpose.
A ruling made by an umpire against a pitching motion that violates rules intended to prevent the pitcher from unfairly deceiving a baserunner.
When a balk is called, each runner can freely advance one base.
In 1887, there was an experiment with including bases-on-balls as hits (and at-bats) in computing the batting average.
It was effectively an early attempt at an OBP, but it was regarded as a "marketing gimmick" and was dropped after the one year.