Emoji dictionary ⚾️ Baseball emoji [beys-bawl ih-moh-jee] September 26, 2018 What does ⚾ Baseball emoji mean? 🎶 Take me out to the ⚾ game! 🎶 Based on the design of the modern-day baseball, the baseball emoji is used for all things related to the sport from which it gets its name, from the stats to the stands. Related words 🌭 Hot Dog emoji, 🗽 Statue of Liberty emoji, 4th of July, dog-pile Where does ⚾️ Baseball emoji come from? EmojiTerra The baseball emoji—approved under Unicode 5.2 in 2009 and joining Unicode’s Emoji 1.0 set in 2015—is modeled after the ball used by Major League Baseball (MLB). While the white leather and red stitching design have become iconic (and is how the emoji appears across platforms, as shown in the screenshot from Emojipedia below), the baseball was once far less glamorous. During the mid-1800s, when baseball was still an amateur sport, there was no standard for crafting a baseball. Instead, it would come in all different shapes and sizes, often cobbled together from the rubber of old shoes. In some cases, people got really creative, using fish eyes as the interior core of the balls, proving that there truly is a use for anything …? Emojipedia Fast forward to the early 1900s, when baseball had gone professional under the formation of the MLB, and there were two standard balls in play. The first, used by the National League, used black with red stitching, and the second, used by the American League, used red and blue stitching. In 1934, MLB standardized the ball and settled on red stitching, due to its high visibility and the fact that red was a mutual color used by both leagues. While the US may be the birthplace of baseball, the sport has seen growth in popularity around the world. In fact, the country with the highest medal count in the World Baseball Classic, baseball’s version of the World Cup, is not the US as of 2018, but Japan—birthplace of emoji. Examples of ⚾️ Baseball emoji Aaron Hicks. Ballgame. Yankees win!!!! Theeeee Yankees win!!!!!⚾️ @wordsofHIGGSdom, July, 2018 Derek Jeter is the best all-around baseball player ever ⚾️ #TheCaptain #RE2PECT @LilGenitals22, July, 2018 A list of things better than girls who like baseball 😍⚾️>>>>> 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) 9.) 10.) @SportzzTweetzz, July, 2018 SEE MORE EXAMPLES Who uses ⚾️ Baseball emoji? Online, professional and amateur teams, athletes, and sports journalists and broadcasters are especially fond of using the baseball emoji when posting about games, players, and all other things in the ballpark all around the world. Let’s go! Time for ⚾️. #LGM pic.twitter.com/0b2dH04Y8O — New York Mets (@Mets) July 26, 2018 Baseball & business go so well together. Join us for an Executive #MBA night at Progressive Field! Learn about our EMBA program & then enjoy the @Indians. ⚾ https://t.co/C5uNHqsnbX pic.twitter.com/u7OS5IbG0f — Cleveland State University (@CLE_State) August 3, 2018 So too are fans of the sport, especially when letting social media know that they’ve got their peanuts and Cracker Jacks at a game. 오빠덕에 오늘은 테이블자리😆 완전좋아👍⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#데일리 #daily #일상 #퇴근후 #사직야구장 #⚾️ #롯데자이언츠 #lottegiants #nc다이노스 #중앙탁자석 #완전좋아 #👍#오늘은이기자🙏 A post shared by @ dh_911202 on Jul 26, 2018 at 2:28am PDT I just love our ballpark ❤ @twins pic.twitter.com/KY6OcufHwP — Kenzie ⚾ (@twinsgirlkenz) August 7, 2018 The baseball emoji often doubles for the sport softball, though Unicode released a larger, yellow softball emoji in 2018. I know that I look funny, but I hit the ball and got home! Twice!! #😂 #softball #fun #teambuilding #⚾ #🏆 #2018 #cz #🔥 #🍁 #summertime #whitespot #tina A post shared by FB: Kristýna Opluštilová (@tynuska92) on Jul 24, 2018 at 9:23pm PDT Just Added Melting Face emoji, Black Music Appreciation Month, Older Americans Month, Mental Health Awareness Month, Jewish American Heritage Month Note This is not meant to be a formal definition of ⚾️ Baseball emoji like most terms we define on Dictionary.com, but is rather an informal word summary that hopefully touches upon the key aspects of the meaning and usage of ⚾️ Baseball emoji that will help our users expand their word mastery.