Major League Baseball (MLB) is the oldest of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. It is a professional baseball organization with a total of 30 teams play in the National League (NL) and American League (AL), with 15 teams in each league. Source: Wikipedia

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Major professional sports leagues

  1. Major League Baseball
  2. National Basketball Association
  3. National Football League
  4. National Hockey League
  5. Major League Soccer

Baseball is a sport that combines many different physical and mental talents. Many players are specialists like the pitcher who specializes in throwing the ball accurately to the hitter, but also making the ball difficult to hit. Some players are good at hitting home runs while others are experts at fielding. It's this combination of skills and team play that make the game complex and interesting. Source: Ducksters

Object of the Game

The object of baseball is to score more runs than your opponent. The idea is to hit the ball thrown at you as far as you can before running around 4 bases to complete a run. Once a player manages to get around the four bases before being tagged out, then another batter steps in. Source: RuleofSport

Baseball Gear

Catcher's Gloves (MITS)

The fielding team wear ‘mits’, which are basically an over-sized glove to help them catch and pick up the ball.

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The ball is white with red stitching and is roughly 3 inches in diameter.

Baseball Helmet

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The bats are made out of either wood, aluminium or metal materials.


The field is split into two sections: infield and outfield. Separating the infield and outfield is a diamond shape with four bases, spaced at 90 feet apart each. In the center of the infield is the pitching mound where the pitcher stands and throws the ball toward the batter. The batter stands at the home plate. The other three bases are known as first base, second base and third base. The batter must touch all bases before successfully scoring a run.

Aerial view of a baseball pitch. Source: Ballfields
Description of a typical baseball field. Source: Ultimate Baseball

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