Team game baseball: interesting facts and rules

Team game baseball: interesting facts and rules

In each game two teams, which play offense and defense at a time. The goal of the game is to score more points/runs, than the other team. A point is scored when a team, which plays offense, runs through all base line (square (12 in x 12 in) pads that are attached to the ground), located in the corners of a square area with sides of 90 ft. In baseball, everyone plays with a ball, which consists of a cork or rubber core wound with a layer of yarn. The top of the ball is covered with two layers of white leather with red stitching. The weight is 5-5.25 oz; the circumference – 9-9.25 in. Each team has 9 or 10 players. The corners of the game "square" are called counterclockwise "home", 1st base, 2nd base, and 3rd base.

Team game baseball: interesting facts and rules

At the beginning of the game, one team (usually the home team) plays defense. 9 players of the team, playing in defense, go on the field and try not to let the other team score points. The guest team is the first which plays offense and tries to score points. Points are scored as follows: starting from the "home" every attacking player tries to earn the right to run counter-clockwise to the next base (corner of the square), and, having reached, to touch base, continuing to run to each following base and, finally, return to the "home" getting a point for that.

Team game baseball: interesting facts and rules

Before attacking player may begin to run, the defensive player, called the "pitcher", stands in a designated place in the middle of the playing square. The remaining 8 players of the defending team are also on the field, taking their position.

Team game baseball: interesting facts and rules

The team player playing offense, called "batsman", stands next to the "home", holding round bat, usually made of wood or aluminum. He waits for the pitcher to throw the ball in the direction of "home". The pitcher throws and the batter tries to hit the ball. If he manages to hit the ball to the field, he has to throw a bat and start running towards the 1st base. (There are other ways to reach first base). When the batsman starts running he is called batter-runner. If he gets to base, he is called in safe and became the runner otherwise the umpire voices “out”. If the player is out, he must leave the field and stay dugout.

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