Baseball is a Terran game, popular primarily in the United States, Japan, Korea, and Latin America. Though the modern form of the game developed in the United States in the middle and latter half of the 19th century, it is believed baseball evolved from similar at-bat sports played in England stretching back to at least the 18th century.

In Star Trek, the character of Captain Benjamin Sisko is an avid fan of the game. Throughout the series, a baseball can be seen on his desk, and the object eventually was used as a warning to Gul Dukat that DS9 would be retaken shortly after its evacuation during the Dominion War. In the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" (Season 7, Episode 4,) the crew of DS9 faces off against an all-Vulcan team lead by Captain Solok of the U.S.S. T'Kumbra. During the game, Worf famously utters the words "Death to the enemy!"

Adaptation of terminology

In 2021, Jack Bradley recorded a Klingon-language commentary of decades-old game using jargon he'd used for years while journaling and scoring baseball games. These terms are merely suggestions, rather than official translations:

beSbal [not canon!] baseball
ngogh base
qetwI' runner
qIpwI' hitter
mIv helmet, hat
pogh mit, glove
jeqqIj/qIpmeH naQ bat
ngogh paghDIch/vagh reD mey' home plate
ngogh wa'DIch first base
ngogh cha'DIch second base
ngogh wejDIch third base
yotlh mIch Hop/yotlh 'ay' Hop outfield
yotlh mIch Sum/yotlh 'ay' Sum outfield
vo'wI' pitcher
tlhurwI' catcher
ngogh wa'DIch 'avwI' first baseman
ngogh cha'DIch 'avwI' second baseman
ngogh wejDIch 'avwI' third baseman
ngIvwI' shortstop
yotlh mIch Hop poS 'avwI'/yotlh 'ay' Hop poS 'avwI' left-fielder
yotlh mIch Hop botlh/yotlh 'ay' Hop botlh 'avwI' center-fielder
yotlh mIch Hop nIH/yotlh 'ay' Hop nIH 'avwI' right-fielder
lam Doj/vo'wI' Doj pitcher's mound
vo'Ha' ball (call)
vo'chu' strike
ghIm(lu') out
(qIpwI') ghImta', wejlogh vo'chu'ta'mo' strikeout
ngogh wa'DIch Duv/jaH qIpwI', loSlogh vo'Ha'pu'mo' vo'wI' walk
nom vIH QujmeH moQ fastball
Der QujmeH moQ curveball
qaj(bogh [QujmeH] moQ) flyball
DIngbe'bogh QujmeH moQ kunckleball
chong (QujmeH moQ) pop-up
chIch pe'vIlHa' QujmeH moQ qIp/jeqqIj ngaw' QujmeH moQ 'e' qaSmoH qIpwI' bunt
vu'wI'/pIn manager
jeqqIj pIn/jeqqIj peSwI'/jeqqIj vu'wI' batboy/batgirl
mIvwa' run
pe''egh score (a run)
qIpchu'ta'/pe''eghta' qIpchu'ta'mo' homerun
pe''egh latlh qetwI' 'e' qaSmoH RBI (run batted in)
loSlogh pe''eghta', qIpchu'ta'mo' grand slam
qIpmeH 'eb at-bat
Quj 'ay'/qaD 'ay' inning
Quj 'ay' bID wa'DIch/qaD 'ay' bID wa'DIch top of a/the inning
Quj 'ay' bID cha'DIch/qaD 'ay' bID cha'DIch bottom of a/the inning
qa'meH qIpwI' pinch hitter
qIpwI' lIw/qIpwI' 'oSwI' designated hitter

Take Me Out to the Ball Game / beSbal qaD vIbej 'e' yIchaw'

beSbal qaD vIbej 'e' yIchaw' Take me out to the ball game.
Ha', beSbal qaD wIbej! Take me out to the crowd!
jIHvaD naHlet, chabHom je tIje'. Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack(s).
juHwIj vIcheghbe'chugh jISaHbe'! I don't care if I ever get back!
beqmaj wItungHa'qu'bejtaH Let me root, root, root for the home team/For it's root, root, root for the home team.
Qapbe'chugh vaj tuHqu'bej If they don't win it's a shame.
ghImlu', wa'-cha'-wejlogh moQ QeqHa'lu'DI'; jeylu'bej! For it's 1-2-3 strikes, you're out, at the old ball game!

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