Name three positions in baseball
Baseball is a team sport played between two teams with nine players each. A game is composed of 9 innings, with each team taking turns batting and fielding. The object of the game is to score more runs than the other team by hitting the ball and running around the four bases.
The Strike Zone: The area over home plate between the batter's knees and midsection that the umpire determines is the area in which a pitch must be thrown for it to be called a strike. Infield Fly Rule: A rule that states that when there are runners on first and second and the batter hits a fly ball that is not a line drive, the batter is automatically out regardless of whether the ball is caught or not. Double Play: When a defensive player fields a batted ball and throws the ball to another defensive player in time to get two batters out on one play.
The first professional baseball team was the Cincinnati Red Stockings, founded in 1869. Baseball umpires wear black shirts and are nicknamed 'blue'. The oldest baseball stadium still in use is Fenway Park in Boston, which was built in 1912.
Did you know?
What are the different ways to get on base in a baseball game?
What is the most important fielding position and why?
What is the best position in the hitting line up (1-9)?
What did you learn that was new to you today?
Brain break: Draw a pizza with wings flying in the air
Question: You and your partner have been asked to teach a baseball player 101 class. How would you go about it? Clues: • Research the current legends of the game In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Create a presentation to teach your class one of the coolest current players. B. Make it interactive.
How many players are there on a baseball team?
What is the distance between each base in baseball?
- 100 yards
- 50 meters
- 90 feet
- 80 feet
What is the maximum number of strikes a batter can have before being called out?
Which position is known as the 'shortstop' in baseball?
- 6th position
- 5th position
- 4th position
- 7th position
What happens when a pitcher throws three strikes to a batter?
- The batter gets another chance.
- A run scores.
- The batter is out.
- The pitcher gets replaced.
Work together in pairs: What is the difference between a 'strike out' and a 'dropped third strike'?