2122: acronyms A number of commentators (as Copperud 1970, Janis 1984, Howard 1984) believe that acronyms can be differentiated from other abbreviations in being pronounceable as words. Nasa is an acronym for 'National Aeronautics and Space Administration.' The abbreviations 'FBI' and 'DVD' are not acronyms, but 'aids 'fica and 'PIN' are." "acronym" "NetLingo, the Internet Dictionary", accessed August 13, 2015: "Derived from the first letters of a phrase, acronyms are meant. Runners may also attempt to advance to the next base while the pitcher is in the process of delivering the ball to home plate; a successful effort is a stolen base. 22 In leagues that apply the designated hitter rule, a typical team has nine offensive regulars (including the DH five starting pitchers, 23 seven or eight relievers, a backup catcher, and two or three other reserve players. "Libraries Australia .H. There is no statistical equivalent in cricket for the fielding error and thus less emphasis on personal responsibility in this area of play. The goal of the game is to score more points ( runs ) than the other team.