It may be less popular in some countries but in some people are crazy about this sport. the match be at any time people will watch it. The sport is not very easy to play it has a very technical angle and need lot of focus. It is more or less similar to cricket, even while the game changes after the ball hits the bat. So here we are going to discuss the rule and how the game is played-
The team consists of nine players who play to win by making more runs than the opponent team and is played on an enclosed field. The infield is said to be 90 –foot square while for the juniors it is 60-foot square. The outfield is the area between 2 foul lines that are formed by extending 2 sides of the square from home plate. The distance most nearest to the fence, stand and any the obstruction is of the home base which is supposed to be around 250 feet and more.
In the same manner the distance territory of centre is preferred to be 400 feet or more, while the distance of 320 feet or more is along the foul lines. The infield shall be graded so that home plate and base lines are at level. the pitchers plate is placed 10 inches above the level of the home plate and 60 feet and 6 inches from home plate, while the youth leagues use 46 feet only. There should be a uniform slope from the front of the pitchers plate from a point of 6 inch to 6 feet toward the home plate to be 1 inch to 1 foot. The area of the infield and outfield with including the area of boundary lines are together called fair territories and other areas are together called the foul territory.
The rules of playing baseball
The above was about the field on which baseball is played, now let’s talk about the core items of the and that are the ball and bat with which baseball is played. The ball weighs around 5 ¼ ounces and has a circumference of 9 ¼ inches. The ball is sphere in shape and is formed by yarn wound around a small core of a cork, rubber or any similar material and is covered with 2 strips of white horsehide or cowhide which is stitched tightly. On the other hand the bat has a smooth surface, a round long stick of not more than 2 ¾ inches in diameter in the front area where it is thickest and in length of not more than 42 inches. The mostly used length for bats is 35 inches.
Each player wears leather gloves for protection except the batter. A batter is an offensive player who stands in the batter’s box and tries to hit the ball that is thrown towards him by the pitcher to make a run. The batter is also called a runner. A runner is a person who is touching or returning to any base. One baseball game consists of 9 innings and it goes on till visiting team has scored more than the home team and also the innings is incomplete if home team scores the winning run.
6 players play on the field while 3 are put out legally. The exception to scoring a run are- A run is not counted if the runner advances to home base during a play in which the 3rd out is made. If a runner is declared out because he failed to touch one of the bases. While the run is scored when the runner legally advances to and touches 1st, 2nd, 3rd and home base before 3 men are put out to end the inning.