Basic Rules Baseball

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Laurene19996, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. Laurene19996

    Laurene19996 New Member

    Baseball, bat-and-ball sport known as the national pastime of the United States. It derives its name from the four bases that form a diamond (the infield) around the pitcher's mound.


    Teams consist of nine players who use a leather-covered hard ball, a wooden (in the professional game) or aluminum bat, and padded gloves. Additionally, the batter, catcher, and home-plate umpire wear special protective gear. Teams alternate turns in the field and at bat, the home team batting last. One turn at bat for each team constitutes an inning, and nine innings constitute a game. In the field there are a pitcher, a catcher, four infielders, and three outfielders. The pitcher throws overhand, employing a variety of deliveries (fastball, curve, knuckleball, etc.), from the raised pitcher's mound to home plate, a distance of 60.5 ft (18.4 m). An opposing batter attempts to hit the pitches and safely reach base, while the fielders attempt to put the batter out through various plays. A batter who misses three pitches, or fails to swing at three judged hittable, is out on "strikes" ; but if the pitcher first throws four pitches out of the strike zone, the batter obtains a base on balls, or "walks" to first base. A run is scored every time a batter becomes a runner and crosses home plate after touching each base in the prescribed order. When the fielding team puts out three batters (or runners), the teams exchange places. If the score is tied at the end of nine innings, play continues into extra innings until one team has scored more runs than the other in an equal number of turns at bat.
  2. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Glad you shared that,with us I was always curiousabout that
  3. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Did you honestly sign up just to post that?
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  4. Laurene19996

    Laurene19996 New Member

    I love baseball and I want to share about it =)) we can make friends !
  5. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Yes, but can you explain the infield fly rule? without googling it?
  6. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I've got a couple of friends who are baseball fanatics. They are some pretty weird people.
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The batter is automatically out if he hits a fly ball that does not leave the infield with runners on first or first and second with fewer than two outs.
  8. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    and the runners advance at their own risk.
  9. sox

    sox Member

    Not correct! There have to be runners on 1st and second or bases loaded easy way to remember it was a force play must be available at third and less than 2 outs. The ball can go out of the infield also if in the umpires opinion an infielder can reasonably make the play. This may or probably has happened in MLB with all the defensive shifting being used. Don't feel bad upstate, this has been stumping little leaguers for decades