Dating bases wikipedia
There are many ways to get batters out, and runners can also be gotten out.Some common ways to get batters out are catching a batted ball in the air, whether in fair or foul territory, throwing the ball to the defensive player at first base (an out if it gets there before the batter), and a strikeout.A ball that is outside the foul lines is a foul ball.If the ball hits the ground in the foul area rather than being caught in the air, the batter continues to bat, and any runners must return to the base that they were on before the ball was hit.A game of baseball is played by two teams on a baseball field. First base is on the right side of the field, second base is at the top of the infield, third base is on the left side of the field, and home plate is at the back of the field, where the catcher plays. Professional and college baseball have nine innings.In an inning, each team has one turn to bat and try to score runs worth one point.Then the player who hits the ball has to run around the field.
A pitch that the batter does not swing at, and which is not called a strike, is a "ball." On the fourth "ball" thrown by a pitcher, the batter "walks" to first base, so it is important to pitch well.The catcher for the pitcher's team waits behind the batter, and catches any ball that the batter does not hit.The catcher uses signals to tell the pitcher where to throw the ball.If the batter has fewer than two strikes, a foul ball counts as a strike.If the batter already has two strikes, and the foul ball is not caught in the air, then the batter continues to hit.