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Introduction to Baseball

By The Real Buzz, 08/24/18, 12:00PM CDT

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Brush up on all you need to know with our quick introduction to baseball, a sport that returns the Olympics for the Tokyo Games in 2020.

A guide to baseball equipment

There are three basic pieces of equipment required to play baseball: The baseball bat, the ball and the fielder’s glove or ‘mitt’.

However, should you become more involved in baseball, you may look to pick up some other specialized equipment.

The baseball bat

Baseball bats are used to strike the ball and are either made of a springy wood such as ash, or they are made of aluminum.

Aluminum bats tend to be used by youth leagues as they are easier to swing than wooden bats, making them perfect for early development.