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Next up in my best of 2012 galleries are my best baseball images of 2012. I didn’t cover much baseball at all this year so the gallery is a little smaller than usual. Play ball!

Below, Detailed view of official baseballs used for batting practice during Chicago Cubs spring training workouts at Fitch Park.

Nikon D3s, 400mm, 100iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority

Los Angeles Angels infielder Andrew Romine watches from the bench in the first inning against the Oakland Athletics during a spring training game at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

Nikon D3s, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority

A braid flies in the mouth of Oakland Athletics designated hitter Manny Ramirez as he bats against the Los Angeles Angels during a spring training game at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

Nikon D3s, 600mm, 400iso, f4, 1/1250th, Manual

Los Angeles Angels base runner (10) Vernon Wells slides safely into second base with a stolen base during a spring training game at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority

Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton interacts with a young fan prior to the game against the San Diego Padres at Peoria Stadium.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 320iso, f5.6, 1/200th, Aperture Priority

Anaheim Angels base runner Howie Kendrick slides safely into second base in the third inning against the Chicago White Sox at The Ballpark at Camelback Ranch.

Nikon D3s, 600mm, 400iso, f4, 1/1250th, Manual

Texas Rangers fans take pictures as pitcher Yu Darvish warms up in the bullpen prior to the game against the San Diego Padres at Peoria Stadium.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 320iso, f5.6, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority

Detailed view as Anaheim Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos slides into second base in the fifth inning against the Chicago White Sox at The Ballpark at Camelback Ranch.

Nikon D3s, 600mm, 400iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual

Texas Rangers base runner David Murphy (right) is tagged out at home by Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Mark Ellis in the first inning at The Ballpark at Camelback Ranch.

Nikon D3s, 600mm, 800iso, f4, 1/6400th, Manual

San Francisco Giants first baseman Buster Posey loses his bat in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Scottsdale Stadium.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Manual

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum throws in the second inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks during opening day at Chase Field.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 800iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual (in camera triple exposure)

A young Arizona Diamondbacks fan watches from atop the dugout in the third inning against the San Francisco Giants during opening day at Chase Field.

Nikon D700, 70-200mm, 1000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual

The easter bunny (center) leads the Arizona Diamondbacks legends race between innings against the San Francisco Giants at Chase Field.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 800iso, f3.5, 1/4000th, Manual

Overall view of Chase Field from the main concourse level during the game between the Arizona Diamondbacks against the San Francisco Giants at Chase Field.

Nikon D700, 24mm, 125iso, f1.4, 1/4000th, Manual

Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill (top) is upended by San Francisco Giants base runner Brett Pill after completeing a double play in the eighth inning at Chase Field.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 1000iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Manual

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen waits to bat in the on deck circle in the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 500iso, f3.2, 1/2000th, Manual

Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Clint Barmes throws to first to complete the double play after forcing out sliding Arizona Diamondbacks base runner (2) Aaron Hill in the eighth inning at Chase Field.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 500iso, f4, 1/2500th, Manual

Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones acknowledges the crowd during his final game at Chase Field against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 8000iso, f3.2, 1/2500th, Manual

The sun sets over Chase Field as Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton bats in the second inning against Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/4000th, Manual

Philadelphia Phillies base runner Pete Orr flips over after being tagged out at the plate in the eighth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Nikon D700, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Philadelphia Phillies base runner Hunter Pence (right) is tagged out at the plate by Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Henry Blanco in the first inning at Chase Field.

Nikon D3s, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

St. Louis Cardinals base runner Rafael Furcal (left) is tagged out at the plate by Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero in the third inning at Chase Field.

Nikon D4, 600mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/800th, Manual

Arizona Diamondbacks base runner Chris Young (left) safely scores ahead of the tag by Colorado Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario in the third inning at Chase Field.

Nikon D800, 70-200mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen (right) is held back by umpire Jim Joyce as he argues with umpire Angel Campos after being ejected in the third inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Nikon D800, 400mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Arizona Diamondbacks base runner Miguel Montero (right) is tagged out at home plate by Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis in the seventh inning at Chase Field.

Nikon D800, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f3.2, 1/1000th, Manual

That wraps up my favorite baseball images of 2012. Next up are my favorite basketball images!

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