Cricket vs Baseball
Cricket and Baseball are two games that appear similar in many ways but bear a lot of differences between them when it comes to their game play, rules, field and the like.
Although balls used in cricket and baseball look alike, the cricket ball is heavier than the base ball. Cricket is played for two innings each side whereas baseball players play several innings.
The bat used in the game of baseball is round and it breaks often. On the other hand the bat used in the game of cricket is flat and strong and does not break often. It is true some of the well-made cricket bats last for decades.
The three major types of players in the game of baseball are batter, pitcher and the catcher. On the other hand the three important types of players in the game of cricket are the batsman, the bowler and the wicket-keeper.
The various positions taken by the players in the game of baseball are self explanatory. On the other hand the various positions taken by the players in the game of cricket are characterized by various names such as mid-off, mid-on, fine leg, deep fine leg, long leg, mid wicket, silly mid on, silly mid off, deep mid wicket, square leg, point, deep square leg, gully slip, leg slip, cover, extra cover, long on and long off.
The pitcher should not drop the ball or bounce the ball in front of the batter in the game of baseball. On the other hand the bowler has to bounce the ball in front of the batsman in the game of cricket.
A run is completed by the batsman in the game of cricket to increase the score of his team. On the contrary the term run in baseball means ‘achievement’.