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Baseball

Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding.

Description and How to Do It

The game proceeds when a player on the fielding team, called the pitcher, throws a ball which a player on the batting team tries to hit with a bat. The objective is to score runs by hitting the ball and running around four bases.

Benefits

  • Hand-Eye Coordination: Improves precision and timing.
  • Physical Fitness: Enhances cardiovascular health and strength.
  • Strategic Thinking: Develops understanding of strategy and tactics.
  • Teamwork: Fosters cooperation and communication skills.

Best Age to Start

Kids can start playing baseball around the age of 5 or 6.

Resources

  • Websites: MLB.com for professional insights and rules.
  • YouTube: Channels like Baseball Rebellion for skills and drills.
  • Movies/Documentaries: “Field of Dreams” (film), “Ken Burns: Baseball” (documentary).
  • Books: “The Art of Fielding” by Chad Harbach (available on Amazon).

Equipment and Costs

  • Baseball Glove: $20-$100.
  • Bat: $30-$200.
  • Helmet: $20-$60.
  • Baseballs: $10-$30 per dozen.
  • Cleats: $20-$100.
  • Uniform: $30-$70.
  • Weekly/Monthly Cost: Club fees, around $40-$150 monthly.
  • Membership Fees: Varies, approximately $100-$500 annually.

Starting Tips

  • Start with basic skills like throwing, catching, and batting.
  • Join a local baseball team or league for structured practice and games.
  • Practice batting and pitching regularly.

Recommended Practice Frequency

Practice 2-4 times a week, with additional games.

Requirements/Tasks for Mastery

  • Master advanced skills in batting, pitching, and fielding.
  • Compete in higher-level leagues and tournaments.
  • Consistently demonstrate sportsmanship and strategic understanding.

Famous Baseball Players

  • Babe Ruth
  • Jackie Robinson

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