Despite being considered a non-contact sport, over 275,000 baseball players visit the emergency room each year for baseball-related injuries. As any baseball player knows, you don’t have to collide in the middle of the field like football or have another player swinging a stick at you like hockey to get injured playing your sport. In fact, you can get seriously injured playing baseball. What’s the difference between baseball and all those full-contact sports? You usually end up hurting yourself rather than someone else hurting you. The most common baseball injuries occur over time as the result of repeated stress to muscles and joints. Let’s take a look at four of the most common baseball injuries and how you can avoid them.