Baseball is a very popular sport which involves two teams made up of, more or less, nine players. A baseball game is done in what we call a baseball field, which is played in a ninety-foot square (or diamond) situated in a very large open space. Baseball is oftentimes called a bat-and-ball game wherein a pitcher throws the baseball as fast and as hard as he (or she) could.
This action, in baseball terms, is called “pitching”. To receive the pitch, we have on the other side of the “diamond” is the batter who will attempt to hit the hard fist-sized baseball using a narrow cylindrical wooden bat. The goal is to drive the baseball across hard enough for the batting team to have a chance at a home run.
A baseball team will only get the opportunity to score when their team is the one batting. Their players move counter-clockwise past four consecutive markers at the corners of the “diamond” in the baseball field. These markers are called “bases” and are usually colored black or white. The team’s players may advance through hits, but after three outs recorded against the team, they lose the opportunity to score and their half-inning ends.
Innings are similar to “quarters” in basketball, and these are the periods wherein each team are given half of the whole inning time to bat and score runs. There are, all in all, nine innings in a baseball game. Baseball is especially popular in the United States and many baseball leagues are done there.
However, if one is not playing professional baseball, only perhaps backyard baseball or such, any long and hard object that will pass as a bat will just do, along with an open space as a field.