1) There are 25 people on a team, but only nine of them are playing the field (defense) at once.
2) The nine positions are Pitcher, Catcher, 1st basemen, 2nd basemen, 3rd basemen, Shortstop, Left Fielder, Center Fielder, and Right Fielder.
3) Each player bats when it is their turn in the Batting Order to "Step Up To The Plate."
4) Each defensive player wears a glove to catch the ball, and a pair of cleats to keep their balance on the field.
5) There are 9 innings in a game and each inning is divided into a top and bottom half of an inning. One team bats in the top half of the inning and the other the bottom half. The top half comes before the bottom. Each inning ends when a team gets three outs on the opposite team.
6) When a pitcher gets three strikes on a batter he is out. This is called a strikeout. When a pitcher gets four balls on a batter they automatically advance to 1st base. This is called a walk.
7) A strike is called when the batter swings and misses, or the ball is thrown in the strike zone, and the batter doesn't swing. A ball is called when the ball is thrown away from the strike zone, and the batter does not swing.
8) There are three ways for the defensive team to get an out on the offensive team. They are: