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1

How many innings are in a standard baseball game?

nine

2

How many players play defense in a baseball inning?

nine

3

How many bases are there in baseball?

three

4

How do you score a run in baseball?

touch all bases in order, as well as home plate.

5

How many umpires are there in a baseball game?

four

6

What is a strike in baseball?

when the ball is pitched in the strike zone and the batter either does not swing or misses

7

In baseball, what is a ball?

when the ball is not pitched in the strike zone and the batter does not swing

8

In baseball, what is an out?

when an offensive player is retired from play (occurs if they strike out, fly out, are tagged out, or do not reach base before a live ball is caught by a defensive player standing on the base)

9

How many strikes constitute a strike out in baseball?

three

10

What is a walk in baseball?

when a batter receives four balls (the batter advances to first base)

11

What is a stolen base in baseball?

when an offensive base runner advances to the next base before he is tagged out

12

What is a live ball in baseball?

when the ball is in the field of play

13

What is a foul in baseball?

when a batter hits the ball into foul territory

14

What is foul territory in baseball?

the area nearest to the batter demarcated by the first and third base lines

15

What happens when a player is hit by a pitch in baseball?

the player hit is allowed to advance to first base

16

What does it mean to "tag up" in baseball?

if defensive player catches a hit ball, a base runner must touch the base in which they started play before they can advance bases

17

In baseball, what is the area called where the batter stands during his turn at bat?

the batter's box

18

In baseball, where does the next batter stand while waiting for his turn at bat?

the on-deck circle

19

In baseball, what is the pitcher's rubber?

a plate on top of the pitcher's mound that a pitcher must maintain contact with as he delivers a pitch

20

How big is the pitcher's rubber in baseball?

24" x 6"

21

What is fair territory in baseball?

The area between the first and third baselines, called the field of play

22

What is a foul tip in baseball?

when he batter fouls a ball into the catcher's mitt, resulting in a strike

23

What is a bunt in baseball?

when a batter comes out of his normal batting stance and manipulates the bat using both hands to simply make contact with a pitch

24

What is the infield in baseball?

the area of fair play where the bases and pitcher's mound are located

25

What is the outfield in baseball?

the area of fair play beyond the infield enclosed by the fence

26

How many defensive baseball players play in the infield?

six

27

How many defensive baseball players play in the outfield?

three

28

In baseball, what is the area called where the relief pitchers wait and watch the game?

the bullpen

29

In baseball, what is the dugout?

the designated area for the coaching staff, substitutes, and players when on offensive

30

What is a save in baseball?

when a pitcher enters the game and finishes it with a win by three or less runs

31

What is an error in baseball?

when a defensive player does not complete a play within common effort and the batting team benefits as a result

32

What is on-base percentage in baseball?

the sum of a batter's hits, walks, and hit by pitch count divided by at-bats

33

What is an intentional walk in baseball?

when a pitcher does not attempt to throw a strike and pitches four straight balls (a strategy to avoid good hitters)

34

What is an RBI in baseball?

a "run batted in," awarded to a batter whose hit results in his team scoring a run

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