Every Game has a particular rule, and every player has to follow those rules if he wants to win the game fairly. Baseball also has some rules, some general rules, and some very important rules.
Talking about the rules of the baseball then, general rules of the baseball vary from league to league but still, there are few rules which remain the same. Baseball fans or players will love to know about the rules and how it is played.
Rules are the general things that differentiate games one from another, and rules are necessary for the sports. This is only the pillar on which judgement is done. However, there are many rules in baseball, but some are general and important. In this article, we will discuss those rules of the Baseball.
Let us discuss in this article, about 10 Basic rules of Baseball
Basic Rules of the Baseball
- In Baseball, there are two teams each consisting of 9 players.
- One game lasts for 9 innings, in which both the teams get a chance to bat, and one team has scored more runs than the other.
- The batting order is fixed and it cannot be changed once it is kept in an order.
- If the batter manages to hit the ball from the pitcher, they must make an effort to at least get to first base. They can then run to as many bases as they wish before being tagged out. Each base must be touched with some part of the batters body when running past.
- A batter gets up to three strikes before getting out. A strike is deemed when a batter swings for a ball and misses it. The batter can leave the ball but, if it’s within a certain area called the ‘strike zone then a strike will also be given. If four balls miss the strike zone and the batter does not swing their bat, they can walk to first base.
- When on base, the batter can run to the next base at any point.
- The main objective of this game is to score more and more runs as compared to the opponent team. There are 9 players in each team, trying to score more than each other. The person who does batting he wants to hit the ball as far as he can so they can get more time to gain more runs.
- Runners try to reach the bases, and can remain safe on a base until the next hitter comes.
- If the ball is caught directly from the batter’s hit, then that batter is out. The same applies if the ball is thrown to first base before the batter arrives at the base.
- The defensive team positions a ‘catcher’ directly behind the batter who catches the ball if it is not hit.