Understanding the Basics of Baseball will help you better appreciate the game. In this section you can find out how to throw a curve ball and how ballparks get that cool cross-hatching look after being mowed.
What is the fourth out?
Baseball's fourth out is just one of the kookier rules in the not so simple U.S. pastime. Learn what a fourth out is at HowStuffWorks. See more »
Did Jackie Robinson really break baseball's color barrier?
Did Jackie Robinson really break baseball's color barrier? Learn whether Jackie Robinson really broke baseball's color barrier at HowStuffWorks. See more »
How many ways can a batter reach first base?
Do you know many ways can a batter reach first base? Learn how many ways can a batter reach first base from HowStuffWorks. See more »
How Umpires Work
Baseball is a game of inches, and umpires hold the tape measure. Sometimes they succeed, other times not. Learn more about baseball umpires. See more »
What’s the infield fly rule?
What’s the infield fly rule? Learn about the infield fly rule at HowStuffWorks. See more »
How Bunting Works
Bunting -- dropping the ball short and slow where it will give the infield fits and maybe score a run -- can win games. Learn more about bunting. See more »
How to Break In a Baseball Glove
Do you know how to break in a baseball glove? Learn how to break in a baseball glove at HowStuffWorks. See more »
What causes the yips?
A yip is an athlete's inability to complete the most fundamental task. Learn more about the yips and what causes them at HowStuffWorks.com. See more »
How Spring Training Works
Do you know how spring training works? Learn how spring training works at HowStuffWorks. See more »
How Baseball Bats Work
Ever wondered how baseball bats work? Learn how baseball bats work at HowStuffWorks. See more »
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