Baseball Baseball is the best sport

Introduction

The Red Sox are up to bat, with two outs bottom of the ninth. Two strikes three balls and the bases are loaded… The pitcher pitches and the batter swings and it is a HOME RUN!!! Baseball is a popular sport, and many people enjoy playing baseball. However , if you can't play or make it to a game, you can catch a game on TV. Lots of famous people played baseball. There are a lot of teams. There are a lot of important people playing baseball.

Things to Know

Baseball is played in a baseball diamond. Home, first base, second base, and third base, make a diamond. There are 9 people playing on a field, and the positions are catcher, 1st base, 2nd base, 3rd base, shortstop, left field, center field, and right field. The pitchers of the National League can hit, but the pitchers of the American League can not hit. There is a first base coach and there is a third base coach. They tell the players if the players should steal or if you should run or if you should just stay.

Impotant People

There are a lot of Important people in baseball. Like the players, the coaches, the umpires, the managers, and the commentators. The players are important because you can't have a game without the players. The coaches are important because you need someone to help you play baseball. The umpires are important because, you need someone to call the plays, such as if it is a foul, or a hit, or a strike, or a out, or a home run. The managers are important because, you need someone to pick the players. A manager is like the captain but they don't hit, or field. Lastly, the commentators are important because if you watch a baseball game on TV and you know nothing about baseball, commentators talk about the game, such as the plays, the rulings and the statistics of the teams and players.

Teams

There are a lot of teams. There is an American League and There is a National League. There are 15 teams in the American League and there is 15 teams in the National League. There are 30 teams in all. According to howbaseballworks.com, “The main difference between the American League and the National League is the Designated Hitter rule (in use in the American League, so pitchers do not hit for themselves, and not used in the National League). When an AL team meet an NL, the Designated Hitter rule is used for games played in AL ballparks, and not for games played in NL ballparks.” The main difference about the two leagues are that in the National League the pitchers can hit but the American League pitchers can not hit.

Conclusion

Now you know about the teams, and important people, and things to know. You can play baseball anywhere like. You can play on a field, you can play catch, and you can hit in a batting cage. Do you guys want to know a fun fact? The Cubs won the 2016 World Series, but they hadn't won a World Series since 1908.

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Created with images by tpsdave - "great american ballpark stadium cincinnati" • JanFortyTwo - "Darwin Barney sliding" • ttarasiuk - "DSCN2824" • Minda Haas Kuhlmann - "Bryant" • Bill Ward's Brickpile - "Chicago Cubs logo" • dbking - "_MG_8257"

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