a game of ball
between two nine-player teams played usually for nine innings on a field that has as a focal point a diamond-shaped infield with a home plate and three other bases
, 90 feet (27 meters) apart, forming a circuit that must be completed by a base runner
in order to score, the central offensive action entailing hitting of a pitched ball
with a wooden or metal bat and running of the bases
, the winner being the team scoring the most runs.