Baseball Basics

Baseball is a team sport sport that goes back to 1744.  The game format comes from the contemporary period. Baseball is very popular and is played all around the world. 

Goal of a Baseball Game:

Baseball's goal is to score more runs than your opponent. The goal is to hit the ball as far as you can, before sprinting around four bases to accomplish a run. When a player makes it on base, another batter enters the game.

Players & Baseball Accessories:

A game is played between two teams of nine players each. The game lasts nine innings, with each side alternating between hitting and fielding. The scores at the end of each inning are summed up to a total score, and the team that scores more, wins. 

Each team has three outs every inning before switching roles. Each inning is divided into two parts: the top (when the opposing team bats) and the bottom (where the home team bats).

The field is divided into 2 parts: the infield and the outfield. The infield and outfield are separated by a diamond layout with four bases set 90 feet apart. The pitching mound is located in the center of the infield, where the pitcher stands and pitches the ball to the batter. 

The hitter is positioned at home plate. The other three bases are referred to as first base, second base, and third base, respectively. Before scoring a run, the batter must touch all bases in order.

Baseball bats are usually constructed from wood, aluminum, or metal. The ball measures around 3 inches in diameter and is white with red embroidery.

Spiderz batting gloves are a great way to gain added friction to improve your grip on your baseball bat.  Spiderz offers several different batting glove models, as well as a custom batting glove option. All Spiderz batting gloves feature a silicone spider web that enhances grip.  

All of Spiderz batting gloves are extremely durable and protective.  Their designs offer great style, especially considering you can fully customize them to your preferences. 

Baseball Rules:

The positions in baseball are pitcher, catcher, first baseman, second baseman, shortstop, third baseman, and three outfielders. The outfielders are in left field, center field, and right field, and make up the defensive squad.

Games are nine innings, with each side getting one at bat each inning. If the game is still tied after nine innings, an additional inning will be played until a victory is determined. If the team batting second in the bottom of the ninth inning is ahead in points, those players do not have to finish their hitting inning..

When one batting order is chosen, it cannot be amended throughout the game. Alternatives are permissible, but they must bat in the order of the player they replace.

If the batter hits the pitcher's pitch, he or she should make an effort to reach first base. They are then allowed to run to as many bases as they are able, before even being tagged out. When sprinting past each base, the hitter must make contact with the base with some part of his body.

The batter can take up to three strikes before being struck out. When a hitter swings for a ball and misses it, it is called a strike. The hitter can choose not to swing at a pitch,  but if it is inside a particular region (known as the strike zone), a strike will be called. If four balls miss the strike zone and the hitter does not swing his or her bat, the batter is allowed to walk to first base. When on base, the hitter has the option of running to the next base at any time.