Baseball is truly a fun team sport. Here are some of the rules you need to know in order to play an organized game of baseball:
Baseball is a game that is played between two teams of nine players each.
Extra players may be on the roster, but only nine players from each team are allowed play at one time.
The players use certain equipment during the game.
Each team gets a total of three outs per inning.
There are between six and nine innings per game, depending upon the league.
The players from each team try to score the most runs possible in each inning.
Both teams get up to bat in each inning.
A player can hit the ball, get walked, or strike out during their turn at bat.
The umpire keeps track of the balls and strikes thrown to the batter.
The player swings at the ball if it is in the strike zone.
If the player does not hit the ball before the third strike, the player is called out.
If the ball is not pitched over the plate, and the batter does not swing at the ball, a walk is called by the umpire.
When the player successfully hits the ball, he/she runs to base.
A player tries to reach the farthest base possible that he/she feels can be reached without getting out.
A player makes an out if he/she cannot reach the base before the opposing team gets the ball to the baseman playing the field.
If the player hits the ball and is it caught on a fly, the player is called out.
A player can also be tagged out by the opposing player when he/she is running towards a base.
The team with the most runs at the end of all the innings is declared the winner of the baseball game.
In the event of a tie, extra innings are played.
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