It seems that before I had the chance to blog the annual fall World Series ritual, it was over: four games, clean sweep. Having been a Boston Red Sox fan for as long as I can remember, I’m delighted by the outcome.
As a ball game, where the ball is hit by a bat (as opposed to 796.352 Golf where the ball is hit by a club, or 796.354 Croquet, where the ball is hit by a mallet), the sport sometimes dubbed “America’s pastime” is classed in 796.357 Baseball. Championship games (as a group) have sufficient literary warrant to justify their own classes; thus, the World Series is classed in 796.357646 World series games.
Like some, but not all, other sports—let the classifier beware!—baseball uses a modified set of standard subdivisions given under 796.332 American football (at 796.35701-796.35709 Standard subdivisions of baseball is the note: “Notation from Table 1 as modified under 796.3320202-796.332077”). There are three important differences. The first involves 796.3320202. Synopses and outlines, which would normally class here, have been discontinued to 796.33202 Miscellany; in their stead Handbooks and guides find a home in 796.3320202, under which we also find 796.33202022 Official rules and 796.33202024 Spectators’ guides. The second involves the relocation of Management from 796.332068 to 796.332069, while Grounds and their layout reside in 796.332068. The third involves the relocation of teaching from 796.332071 to 796.332077 Coaching. Other sports-centric interpretations of the standard subdivisions include clubs and leagues in standing room at 796.33206 Organizations, facilities, management and collectibles as a topic approximating the whole of 796.332075 Museum activities and services Collecting.
Since baseball clubs are in standing room at 796.35706, both the Boston Red Sox and the Colorado Rockies class in 796.35706 Baseball clubs, without geographic subdivision (built with 796.357 Baseball plus T1—06 Organizations, as modified under 796.332 American football). Fenway Park, where games 1 and 2 were played, is classed in 796.3570687447 Baseball grounds in Norfolk County, Mass. (built with 796.357 Baseball plus T1—068 Grounds and their layout, as modified under 796.332 American football, plus T2—7447 Norfolk County, Mass.); Coors Field, where games 3 and 4 were played, is classed in 796.35706878883 Baseball grounds in Denver (built with 796.357 Baseball plus T1—068 Grounds and their layout, as modified under 796.332 American football, plus T2—78883 Denver).