Dating a pro baseball player
One turn batting for both teams, beginning with the visiting team, constitutes an inning.A game is composed of nine innings, and the team with the greater number of runs at the end of the game wins.The top level of play is similarly split in Japan between the Central and Pacific Leagues and in Cuba between the West League and East League.The World Baseball Classic, organised by WBSB, is the major international competition of the sport and attracts the top national teams from around the world.A run is scored when a player advances around the bases and returns to home plate.Players on the batting team take turns hitting against the pitcher of the fielding team, which tries to prevent runs by getting hitters out in any of several ways.By 1796, a version of the game was well-known enough to earn a mention in a German scholar's book on popular pastimes.
The batting team attempts to score runs by hitting a ball (that is thrown by the opposing team's pitcher) with a bat swung by the batter, and then running counter-clockwise around a series of four bases: first, second, third, and home plate.
If scores are tied at the end of nine innings, extra innings are usually played.
Baseball has no game clock, although most games end in the ninth inning.
In the United States and Canada, professional Major League Baseball (MLB) teams are divided into the National League (NL) and American League (AL), each with three divisions: East, West, and Central.
The major league champion is determined by playoffs that culminate in the World Series.