Baseball Games-How it works?
Baseball is a beloved game of the Americans and is also played sportingly in Spain, Italy, Cuba, Taiwan, and Japan. The game like other sports is played between two teams with each team having nine innings. One team has to score more runs than the opponent in order to win and in other words, the team must restrict the opponent to a score lower than theirs. Baseball games are played with a ball, bat and a glove and its fundamentals include throwing the ball, hitting the ball and catching the ball.
Of course, it is more challenging than it sounds and the challenges are what makes the players compel and dedicated to the sport. In this article, we will discuss the complex game of baseball, the rules and equipment used and the playing field.
Unlike football, hockey and other games, baseball is not affected by the running clock. The game length will depend on the innings played by each team. Yes, the sport is played over a period of innings by each team and the team scoring the most in an inning will win the match. Professional baseball games are of nine innings in which each inning is subdivided into two halves. Moreover, the visiting team always bats first.
- During the innings’ first half, the team will try to score as many points as they could, they are called runs.
- On the other hand, the home team will try to defend as many runs they make with their respective defensive positions in the field.
- The fielding team will try to get the batting team’s players ‘Out’ in a number of ways. And when the batting team records ‘three outs,’ the fielding team will come to bat that is; the offensive teams move to defence and vice-versa.
- The batting team will send one batter at a time and he will try to hit the ball to score runs.
- All the action revolves around two combatants- batter and pitcher.
- The pitcher is the one who throws the ball. He stands on a dirt mound also known as the “pitcher’s mound,” 60-ft 6-inches apart from the ‘home plate.’ The batter stands on the home plate carrying a bat and facing the pitcher.
- The game is set into motion when the pitcher throws the ball at the batter and he will either miss it and it lands into the catcher’s gloves or he will hit it to score a run.
- There are eight fielders spread out in the field trying to catch the ball hit by the batter or to throw him out.
- If the batter manages to hit the ball away from the fielders and cover all the bases, then he and his team will ultimately score a point (run).
- If the batter fails to get on the base before the ball reaches the pitcher, then he will be out.
- The goal of the batter is to hit the ball away from the fielders making sure none of them could catch it.
- If the batter hits the ball in a way that it allows him to complete the circuit of the bases, then he scores a ‘home run.’
This was all about a baseball game. If you still have any queries, feel free to ask us.