Sunday, June 11, 2023

The second step of explaining baseball: the possible outcomes when the batter hits the pitched ball

When a batter hits the ball, where does it go, and how? If it goes into the air, it could land in the stands and be either a foul ball (explain this) or a homerun (explain this). Or it could fly over the grass where the pitcher's teammates are and be caught by one of them. The batter is then "out". If the ball bounces (or goes into the air but lands before being caught), then it could land in the stands or outside the white lines on the field ("foul territory") and be a foul ball. If it lands between those lines ("fair territory"), there are again several possible outcomes. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 11 June 2023)

Note: This continues from yesterday’s post.

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