Reason Why Baseball Is Getting More Popular


Baseball is a bat-and-ball game that is played amidst two opponents in a baseball field. Each of the team takes its turn to ball and bat. The game is all about the fielding and the batting team. The Feilding team has a player called the ‘Pitcher’ who throws the ball. While the batting team has a player called the ‘Batter’ who tries to strike the ball when thrown at him.

Role Of The Batting Team

The main target of the batting team is to score runs.   After the ball is struck, the runners need to run in a counter clock-wise direction around the four bases. In contrary, the foremost aim of the fielding team is to impede the runners from running around the base thereby restricting them from scoring runs. When the runners after running around the bases are able to touch the home plate, a legal run in a baseball game is scored. During the entire baseball game, the batting needs to ensure that a player reaches his base without being called out. Thereafter they have to run to the successive bases either immediately or during the batting turn of its teammates.

Role Of The Fielding Team

The fielding team, in turn, tries to restrict the flow of runs by getting the batters or runners from the opposite team out which ultimately forces the batting team out of the playing field. Both the opponents in a baseball game switch between batting and fielding; the batting teams turn comes to an end once the fielding team has affected three outs. An innings is when a team gets their turn to bat.

Basics Of The Game

A baseball game usually comprises of nine innings and the team with the most runs is declared the victor of the game. If the scores getting tied, an extra-inning is played. Although a baseball game does not have any time limit, the ninth inning marks the conclusion of the game.

Reason Why Baseball Is Getting More Popular
Reason Why Baseball Is Getting More Popular

Baseball evolved in England during the mid 18th century. The immigrants brought it to North America where it evolved to its current version.  It gained its recognition of being the national sports of the United States of America in the late 19th century. This is the most popular sporting event in North America. It gained popularity in some distinct parts of Central and South America, but other regions like the Caribbean and some parts of East Asia are baseball lovers. This game uses three basic tools which are:

  • A baseball bat – It is a striking tool made from a single, solid piece of wood. It is a hard stick with a round shape towards the hitting end and then tapers down to a narrow handle with a knob at its other end.
  • A baseball – It is a round ball which is wound in a yarn, covered with a white cowhide and has a rubber or a cork at its cente.
  • A glove- Also known as a ‘Mitt’ is a fielding tool made up of padded leather with webbing in between the fingers.
Reason Why Baseball Is Getting More Popular
Reason Why Baseball Is Getting More Popular

Its Current Status

As of today, the United States of America and Canada have many professional teams and leagues. One of the most famous and a well-known league is the ‘Major League Baseball’; the playoffs determine the champion of the league which then concludes in a ‘World Series’. Baseball has now become one of the most loved and watched sporting event all around the globe.

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