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Baseball rules

As I promised, I will begin a short description that will explain the main rules of the Baseball sport. Given the complexity of the sport and the multitude of rules and common situations that will occur at some points of these matches I will try to explain this as best as I possibly can. If you like racing cars I’m sure that you like to play baseball, too, so stay here and learn some useful tips.

Baseball is considered by many Americans the national sport, but the same game that is so beloved by some Americans is also very popular in countries like Japan, Cuba, and especially in the Caribbean Sea. When baseball championships are on, most Americans sit and watch TV to see the game, which they will all comment on the next day. The most powerful and popular league in the world is MLB (Major League Baseball), which is the American professional league. A baseball game is spread over nine turns, called “innings”. An inning consists of two parts: top and bottom. In the case of a draw, the game lasts until one team is in advantage at the end of an inning. A baseball team is composed of 9 or 10 players plus a pitcher trying to score.

The pitcher is a defensive player and other players are called “hitters” and are occupying offensive positions and trying to score runs. The Baseball rules state that points must be gathered to influence the score; these points are called “runs”. The team that has the most runs at the end of the game wins. The Baseball rules state that a run is marked when a player manages to make the tour of the 4 bases, counterclockwise style. A tour of the bases begins at the “home plate” and ends after going trough all the other bases and getting back to the “home plate”.

A home run is a run that takes place if the striking hitter manages to go through all the bases after hitting the ball, including over home plate and managed to score a run. If other players are in the opposite teams bases, then they score a run as well. If all the bases are full and the hitter located at the hitting position manages to hit a home run the term used is “a grand slam”. The baseball field contains many distinctive features.

The first is the “home plate”. Home plate is a pentagon-sized rubber 17 inches by 8.5 inches by 8.5 inches by 12 inches by 12 inches. Together with the three bases, home plate makes a diamond’s called “diamond”. Also, in the middle of the diamond, there is a small artificial bump, called the “pitcher’s Mound” where pitcher throws the ball towards the hitter. These are the few basic Baseball rules I managed to squeeze in this article to make you understand a bit about these sport that is so loved by so many people.


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