Baseball is a game played with a bat, ball, and glove. The fundamentals of the game involve throwing the ball, hitting the ball, and catching the ball. Of course, the execution of these three tasks is more challenging than it sounds, and it is that challenge that compels baseball players to play the game.


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Atlanta Braves outfielder Gary Sheffield heading toward first base after a hit to left field.

In this article, we will explain the complex game of baseball, review some of the basic rules and the equipment used, and layout the geography of a baseball field.