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This is an instructable about how to learn the basics of baseball. I will be teaching the basics of hitting, base running, fielding, and throwing. Whether you want to learn how to play baseball or just get better at baseball you should read this instructable.

This Instructable does not cover the rules of baseball, but the MLB has a fairly comprehensive writeup of the rules, which I won't attempt to duplicate.
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Step 1: What you need

You only need a couple of things.

First you need a partner.

Second you need a baseball glove and bat. Your bat shouldn't be to heavy or to light also it shouldn't be to long or to short. You should have a bat that is just right.
Also you need a baseball if you don't have a baseball use a tennis ball (not recommended).

Step 2: Learning to throw

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Well this will teach you how to throw a baseball.

First stretch a little bit. Then try to throw the baseball to your partner try not to throw it under hand or side arm. Underhand is not good for the arm, and it's better to learn overhand when you're just starting. For now try to stay at least 10-15ft apart. Just keep throwing the ball back to each other for a little while. Try to follow through and at the end of the throw your arm should be pointing at the person you are throwing the baseball to. Practice throwing like picture 3 and 4 with only your wrist now once you have done that for a while practice with your partner. Now put all the pictures together arm up wrist cocked back and end up pointing at your partner.Now you know the basics of throwing.
Flamp1x1 year ago
I played little league when I was younger
Thanks for putting this together. Hitters have a tendency to sweep the bat when they swing level, which causes the bat to roll.

In a nutshell:
If pitch is high, barrel of the bat is slightly above the hands on contact
If pitch is at waist, barrel of the bat is slightly below the hands on contact
If pitch is low, barrel of the bat is below the hands on contact

Coach Brock
Baseball Hitting Drills | learnbaseballhitting.com
My dad was too busy to spend time with me and died when I was 6. Now I voulenteer with kids without dads, I am stuck there are several baseball games comming soon and I do no know how to play any sports. This never was important till now so don't laugh help me if you can.
Kalen1006 years ago
Its really good because I never noo how to play baseball very well.
haha loser
stevenellis5 years ago
Tough to explain how to play baseball in so few steps, but a nice start! In Step 8, I'd encourage all beginner baseball players to learn how to throw/pitch using a 4-seam fastball grip.

Steven Ellis
Former Chicago Cubs pitching pro
Youth Baseball / YouthBaseball.com
Vertigo6668 years ago
hey i can't edit or somethin, so... here it is in Step 4- make sure that you watch the ball make contact with the ball, don't be looking up or anything. Also, your front foot should be flat on the ground, and your back heel lifted. You need a good, level swing (like you said) and the arms need to be extended all the way.
hey where u from lol
Easy Button (author)  Vertigo6668 years ago
dude your back heel shouldnt be lifted your supposed to have weight on your back heel not have your foot lifted
It's just not humanly possible! try it, your motion will MAKE you lift up that back heel as you're following through
you're probably right...good thing I didn't put that in!
Easy Button (author)  Vertigo6668 years ago
ok now try to edit it it should work
santy227 years ago
Sweet, but in argentina the only baseball is Wii Sports Baseball and I love it!!
Baseball is a very fun game and you explained it good.
Baller147 years ago
This is only 8 steps? Baseball is complecated it should be atleast 12 steps
Metal4God7 years ago
hey dude i removed my step nine! now can we PLEASE be freinds again?
gotja7 years ago
kinda acward puting this here
Easy Button (author)  gotja7 years ago
Why? It's for the burning questions contest.
Vertigo6668 years ago
What about infield fly rule? tagging up? different grips on the baseball? actually, i think you left out pitching just thought i'd mention
jk, you do have tagging
It's a collaboration, add your stuff in.
k then
If you want to include that stuff in, ask him to include you in the collaboration.
I did
Easy Button (author) 8 years ago
this is the basics not the pros