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Baseball could be a hit with you!
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New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez
Baseball is huge in the USA, and it's growing in popularity on this side of the Atlantic too.

And with the World Series just around the corner it's good time to find out more?


The game
Similar to rounders, Baseball is played by two teams of nine players. They take turns fielding and batting, with the home team batting second.

The fielding side consists of a pitcher, catcher, four infielders, and three outfielders.

The pitcher throws overhand to the home plate, where the batter is waiting.

The batter attempts to hit the pitches and then get on base, while the fielders attempt to get the batter out.

A run is scored every time a batter becomes a runner and crosses home plate after touching each base.


Getting started
If you want to get into baseball, the British Baseball Federation is a good place to start. Wherever you live, they'll help you find your nearest club.

British Baseball Federation
Tel: 020 7453 7055
Fax: 020 7453 7007
Email: info@baseballsoftballuk.com



Find out more
Contact: British Baseball Federation
Tel: 020 7453 7055
Fax: 020 7453 7007
Email: info@baseballsoftballuk.com



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