ballplayer n : an athlete who plays baseball [syn: baseball player]
There are many popular games or sports involving some type of ball or similar object. These games can be grouped by the general objective of the game, sometimes indicating a common origin either of a game itself or of its basic idea:
- Bat-and-ball games, such as baseball, cricket and golf.
- Two-goal games, such as basketball and all forms of football, hockey or lacrosse.
- Volleying games, such as volleyball and tennis.
- "Target" games, such as bowling and lotball.
- The original "Ball Game", whose objective is to keep the ball constantly moving but not allowing it to bounce twice upon the ground without being struck between bounces.
- And so on.
Popular ball games from around the world include:
- Baseball (in the United States, a game of baseball is referred to as a "ballgame")
- Basque pilota
- Billiards (including snooker, eight ball and pool variations)
- Canoe polo
- Cricket (see cricket ball)
- Four square
- Golf (see golf ball)
- The Mesoamerican ballgame
- Newcomb ball
- Pelota mixteca
- Quidditch (fictional game)
- Rapid Ball
- Sepak Takraw
- Skee ball
- Stickball (Native American)
- Table football (Foosball)
- Tee Ball
- Tennis Polo/Toccer
- Valencian pilota
- Water basketball
- Water polo
ballplayer in Persian: بازی توپی
ballplayer in Catalan: Esport de pilota
ballplayer in Korean: 구기
ballplayer in Icelandic: Boltaíþrótt
ballplayer in Norwegian: Ballsport
ballplayer in Finnish: Pallopeli
ballplayer in Chinese: 球類運動
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