Baseball is a popular bat and ball sport played by two teams composed of 9 players each. The objective of the game is to score runs achieved by hitting a ball using a bat while touching four bases located in four corners of the field, called a diamond, which is 90 feet large.
The two teams are known as the batting teams and the fielding team; the players on the batting team each take turns in hitting the ball against the fielding team’s pitcher, who tries to prevent them from scoring by getting a hitter out in a variety of ways. A member of the batting team is allowed to pause on any of the bases of the diamond which he can later advance through his teammate’s hit. Between batting and fielding, the teams switch on the occasion that the fielding team records three outs. An inning refers to one turn at the bat for each team, and a whole professional baseball game is made up of 9 innings. The winner is determined by whoever gets the most runs at the end of the game.
In baseball, there are 3 professional tools which are used:
– The ball, which is about 9 inches in circumference and has a rubber or cork center. It is covered in white cowhide and stitched together with red yarn.
– The hitting tool is the bat, made of a solid piece of wood. It is about 2.5 inches in diameter and tapers to a narrow handle and ends with a knob.
– The fielding tool used is a glove or mitt, made with padded leather designed with some webbing between the fingers. It is created in different shapes to suit various fielding positions.
– Protective helmets are also required as a safety standard for all players of baseball.
In every baseball team, a manager plays a crucial role in overseeing and directing a team’s strategic directions. Part of his responsibilities include setting a lineup, establishing a starting rotation, arranging the batting order, as well as making substitutions.