A baseball field or diamond is a beautiful piece of architecture. There are lots of lines and shapes on the field that have purpose in a game. Use your mouse or finger to hover and click on the shadows on the field to reveal more information.
The baseball field has many lines and shapes. We'll cover the most important parts of the field in this tutorial.
The outfield is where the outfielders stand. The left fielder, right fielder, and center fielder are assigned an area of the outfield to field in.
The infield is home to the infielders like the pitcher, catcher, basemen, and shortstop. Line drives and ground balls are hit and fielded in the infield.
There are four bases called 1st base, 2nd base, 3rd base, and home plate. A baserunner must run and touch each of the bases in that order to score a run for his team.
The foul lines are kind of like inbounds and out of bounds in baseball. If a batter hits a ball outside the foul lines before the ball passes first base, it's a foul ball. If the ball stays on or within the foul lines it is a fair ball. The rules of the fouls lines aren't that basic, so make sure you read Baseball Foul Lines for more information.
Other Lines And Shapes
The on-deck circle is where the next batter stands awaiting his turn to bat. The coaches box is where a base coach can give advice to a baserunner on when to run. No man's land is the area between the pitcher's mound and home plate. Lastly, the running lane is just before first base and is used by the batter when he becomes a baserunner.