We have discussed the basic baseball rules and strategy in whatisbaseball.com We will go into some more advanced baseball rules and strategy. Please bear in mind that these rules and strategy are for the professional and high amateur level of baseball. The more informal games may use only some rules or modify them to suit the level and age of play.
To quickly review the object of the game. Which is to hit a ball, thrown by a pitcher, with a bat and run (counter-clockwise) to four bases which then produces a “run”.
To produce a run, a player must touch each base (first base, second base, third base, and home base)after he hits the ball into “fair territory”. The team with the most runs at the end of the game is the winner. The team “in the field” or on defense will try to prevent the batter from doing this.
We left off in the basic rules and strategy article with what happens when a game is tied at the end of 9 innings. The answer is the game goes into “extra innings” until enough runs by either team give’s them the victory.