Changes In Baseball

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Baseball was created by Abner Doubleday in 1839. Soon after creating the sport Abner left home to fight in the Civil War. Since then baseball has changed immensely, from the calling of strikes in 1858 to the sliding rule placed in 2016. There has many so many changes and adaptations to the game, all for the better. Some basic rules are: the pitching rubber is 60’ 6’’ away from home plate, each team has nine players on defense at a time, three strikes is an out, while four balls is a walk, three outs is a change of sides on the inning, bases are ninety feet apart totaling three-hundred and sixty feet around, The bat is a smooth, round stick not more than 2 3/4 inches in diameter at the thickest part and not more than 42 inches in length. The…show more content…
If a fly ball lands on or beyond first or third base and then bounces to foul territory, it is a fair hit. FAIR TERRITORY is that part of the playing field within, and including the first base and third base lines, from home base to the bottom of the playing field fence and perpendicularly upwards. All foul lines are in fair territory. Any runner is out when - He is tagged, when the ball is alive, while off his base. EXCEPTION: A batter-runner cannot be tagged out after overrunning or over sliding first base if he returns immediately to the base; A TAG is the action of a fielder in touching a base with his body while holding the ball securely and firmly in his hand or glove; or touching a runner with the ball, or with his hand or glove holding the ball, while holding the ball securely and firmly in his hand or
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