Various Equipments that are Essential to Learn Baseball With so many things, techniques and tactics that you have to be briefed about to learn baseball, it will be best if you will start the learning process as soon as possible. You have to get started while the passion is still there and while you are still very eager to know more about this favorite pastime and sport in the US and all over the world. The third strike is caught by the catcher. (If the catcher fails to catch the third strike, he must tag the batter with the ball or throw it to first before the batter reaches there.) Another one is an infield fly. (The infield fly rule is to prevent the fielder from purposely dropping the ball and allowing him to recover it quickly and make a double play. This is a delicate subject because this varies from umpire to umpire. Basically, however, the strike zone is the space over the home plate between the batter s shoulders and the top of his knees (when he is at his natural positional stance). Fair ball A ball that had been batted is considered fair ball if it lands in the field of play. If the ball swung and missed it is considered strike. 2. Scoring - A base run is scored if an offensive player touches first, second and third bases and home plate to avoid being called out. The batter may be called out because of a strikeout, a ground out, a fly out, a tag out, or a force out. A strikeout happens when three strikes are called on the hitter. Coaches are advised to let player's parents or guardians sign a participation agreement form once the result has been released. Coaches should also ask for informed consent form from the parents or guardians that tell they are allowing the children to be treated in case of an emergency during the game or practice. When the ball is hit, the pitching team should move to catch or get the ball and arrest runners to advance further to the bases. If runners succeed in doing so, they are safe. There you have it. Your objective to learn baseball and understand the game better could depend on how you fully comprehend and use the above-mentioned terms.