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Transcript of Baseball
- Helps socialize with other people while playing
- Improve speed from running
- Burn calories from running
- Build arm muscles from throwing and batting
- Better reaction time
- Better judgement
- Have fun The baseball field - There are 9 positions on the field
- The positions are: pitcher, catcher, first baseman, second baseman, third baseman, shortstop, left fielder, center fielder, and right fielder
- There are 4 bases: first, second, third, and home in counter-clockwise direction
- Bases forms the diamond with length of 27.4m(90ft) on each side
- The pitcher's mound is 18.39m(60.5ft) from home plate
- The 2 foul lines are at 45 degrees from the home plate - There are 9 players playing on each team
- They are batting (offensive) or fielding (defensive)
- There are normally 9 innings in a game
- An inning has 2 half, away team bats first half and home team bats second half
- Every 3 outs is turnover or half an inning
- The team with more runs after 9 innings win, addition innings are added if tied - MLB stands for Major League Baseball
- A professional league in North America
- Founded in 1869
- Has players in American League and National League
- There are 30 teams in the MLB
- 29 from United States and 1 from Canada History of baseball - Might have been developed in North America from the game Rounders
- Rounders was first played in England in 1744
- Brought to North America by English immigrants in 1791
- By 1830s, early forms of baseball were played in North America, referred as town ball
- In 1856, baseball was referred as the national sport
- Professional baseball leagues were starting in 1871
- Modern baseball rules were instituted by 1901 Thanks for watching!