Baseball: The National Game and How to Play It

Baseball has been around for several decades now. It is a favorite national pastime that has almost as many fans as American Football does. This makes it a sport that is played everywhere. In the schools, colleges and professional leagues, baseball players who are excellent, have a high standing among their peers.

Here Is How You Play

  1. Understand The Game Concept and The Rules

The game has what is called innings that consist of top or bottom where a ball is hit and one time runs the rounds while the other defends. Usually there are 9 or 6 innings in the games. That way, they can be able to have regularity. Understanding the concept is easy if you are committed.

  1. Understand The Infield

That is where most of the action takes place and knowing the directions you are supposed to run, where you are supposed to stand and how a foul looks like is paramount. Once you can grasp that concept, you are good to go. So, learn the infield specifics and you are basically golden with the rules.

  1. Understand The Outfield

This is not as complex as the infield. What you need to know about it is that the outlines, the defenders and the foul lines are what you need to watch out for. That way, you can be bale to observe the rules properly and avoid costing your team the game.

  1. Know Who Plays What Position

At any given time, there will be 9 players in the field, all of whom will have to bat at some point. You need to work on your swings and know when it’s your turn to defend or bat. Once the ball is hit, the batter will run from the plate around the bases in a counterclockwise order back to home plate to complete a score.

  1. The Umpires

This is the watcher and god of the game. What he says goes and he is the one who is responsible for announcing the scores, the fouls and regulating the plays to make sure that no one makes a mistake or plays irregularly.

  1. Three Strikes and You’re Out

We have all heard this phrase. Here is how it came to be. When you miss the ball, it’s called a strike. Three strikes and you are out. They should call it a miss…right? Because you missed, get it? Anyway, that is just one of the ways that you can get sent off the field.

Fouls of any and all kinds will also result in you, the offender, missing the rest of the inning. We have other mistakes like: ground out, force out, tag out and fly out. They all result from different offenses that you will have to know and watch out for.

Finally

You will need a lot of practice drills and they are tedious. But that is how you make yourself great at the game. Without the proper training, you will not be able to do much in the field because there is the pressure on you to hit a home run or something better than a flimsy bat.

10 Comments

  1. These tips on how to play baseball are great and true. I never knew that these simple things can help me improve my game in no time at all. I never had a background on it, at the same time, I really focused on skating. I’ve outgrown skating and it is time it I tried another sport. This is one of the best I’ve seen out there. See you on the finals!

  2. Played baseball as a kid in our neighborhood I enjoyed it very much, now that I’m a grown up watching baseball in the television makes me question why I can’t understand what’s happening, I never thought that there are rules to the game. With this I am now aware that it’s not as simple as hitting the ball and running.

  3. Robert L. Parks says:

    I never played baseball in my entire life. Mostly I played football, but not on the professional level. But since I am still fairly young and have been looking to try something new, I will definitely give baseball a try. Thank you for making my decision a lot easier.

  4. This is a set of simple rules that improved my game considerably. I would suggest everyone to try these tips.

  5. I’ve always seen my brother play baseball with his friends and since I’ve watched their games all the time, I wanted to know the mechanics of the game and have had the courage to join the community baseball group. This helped me a lot! Thanks.

  6. My mates or friends have been getting into baseball and I feel like it must be an interesting game if they loved playing it too. We’ve set to play baseball three days from now and I told them I wanted to try it out. This helped me know what I need to know and hopefully my play goes well!

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  8. Victoria Elliott says:

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  9. Jeffrey Guillen says:

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