In baseball, one team throws a small round ball called a baseball and the other team tries to hit it with a club called a bat.
In the United States, baseball is called the national pastime, because so many people in the United States used to spend a lot of time playing or watching baseball games.
Today, though, most Americans follow football more than baseball, especially when it comes time for the Super Bowl. Umpires watch everything carefully to decide what happened, make calls about a play, and make sure everyone follows the rules. The bases form a diamond that goes around the field to the right from the starting base. Home plate is a pentagon, which is a shape that has five sides.
The lines from home plate to first base and home plate to third base are the foul lines, and the ground outside of these lines is called foul territory.
A ball that is hit with a bat and flies between the foul lines is a fair ball, and the batter and runners can try and run around the bases and score.
If the teams have the same number of runs, they play more innings until one team wins.
At the start of the game, the home team pitches, while players on the visiting team bat. The baseball field, or diamond, has two main parts, the infield and the outfield. The outfield is beyond the bases, from the view of home plate.
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If the batter has fewer than two strikes, a foul ball counts as a strike.