Baseball Home Vs. Away

Who is the home team? Who is the away team? What does that even mean? Get ready to learn about home vs. away and the perks of being each in a baseball game.

Home vs. Away

Baseball is a game played between two (2) teams. A team is always classified as either:

Each classification comes with specific advantages in a baseball game.

Baseball Team

Home Field Advantage

Home field advantage, or more generally home advantage is not unique to just baseball. In fact, it is a common term used across all types of sports. It is a mental edge that a team or individual has over the opponent.

This mental edge exists because:

  1. the team or individual has had prior experience on the playing surface.
  2. the team or individual has a higher number of fans in attendance.

The Away Team

The away team is the team that is visiting. They do not own the playing surface. They have the disadvantage of playing on the opposing team's field. They always bat first, at the top of each inning.

Home Games and Away Games

When a team is serving as the home team/playing a game on their field, that game is called a home game. When a team is serving as the away team/playing a game on another field, that game is called an away game. Away games are also called road games, since the team is traveling/on the road. A home game for one team is an away game for the other team, and vice versa.

Cheering For Your Team

As a fan, you should be ready to cheer and root for your team of choice.

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