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How Baseball Works (a guide to the game of Baseball)

This website, “How Baseball Works”, is a guide to Major League Baseball, brought to you by the online interactive Baseball Management game, Gameplan Baseball. For more details about Gameplan Baseball please see


How Baseball Works is a guide to Major League Baseball, suitable for both newcomers to the game and also more experienced followers. You should find here all of the basics of the game, but also explanations and details of some of the finer points of the game.

This website is divided into sections, each of which details a particular element of baseball as follows:-

The Basics The absolute introduction to the game of baseball
Hitting/Getting on Base So what does the guy with the bat in his hand do?
Scoring and Running How to score runs, and all about base running.
Batting Lineup How does the hitting team line up, tactics.
Fielding and Positions Fielding positions, fielding skills and fielding plays.
Rotation and the Bullpen Starting rotation and the bullpen. Who fills which role?
Pitches and Pitching How to pitch, when to pitch it and what they actually pitch!
Regular Season How the Regular Season works. All 162 games!
World Series and Playoffs The Playoffs and the “Fall Classic”, the World Series.
Management Who actually runs a baseball team, coaches and management.
Umpires and Scorers What do the officials do, and why they do it.
Statistics Every statistic you’ve ever heard of is explained here.
The Field of Play No two baseball fields are the same. Here are the details.
All-Star Game The “Midsummer Classic”, The World Series.
Common Terms Confused by commentary – here’s the jargon-busting section.
Useful Links Useful links to other Baseball websites.


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