Every kid that found baseball interesting, and had some thoughts about playing it on a professional level, had a dream of playing in the MLB aka Major League Baseball, a top-tier baseball championship in the USA. And every aspiring baseball player has a chance to reach the league because baseball is a sport you can play on all types of terrain and still become a good player.
Reality has stricken many of us, and we realized that we wouldn’t become great baseball players no matter how much we invest in training. But, not all is lost for people like us as we can still follow MLB, live or over the television and we can follow results that the best players accomplish.
Learning the basics of the MLB
If you want to follow the world of professional baseball, then you have to possess a firm grasp of the basics of the Major League Baseball. This might sound hard, but in reality, it is quite simple, and we will help you in that.
First of all the MLB consists of two similar leagues, American and National, and they are divided into three divisions, and every team that plays in one of these two leagues has their farm system. This system represents a group of minor league teams in which these big teams look for prominent players. Every team employs scouts to find goof and aspiring people in colleges and high schools all across the world. The scouting focuses mainly on Latin America and Asia due to the popularity of the sport on those continents.
All of these teams play a total of 162 games throughout the season. The majority of these games happen within one of the leagues with the addition of interleague games that happen during a particular period (that being in the middle of the season). There is an interleague game on every single day even though there are those special stretches of interleague play.
Other things that every baseball fan should know
Every team can have up to 25 active players. Those players are subordinates to the trainer and the coaching stuff. The general manager of a baseball team takes care of the business part of the team. GM takes care of player transfers, salaries, and many more things.
Batting average is one of the stats that measure the percentage of the at-bats of the player. RBIs represent the number of runs that the team managed while the player was batting. Home run, as everyone probably knows, represents reaching home safely (across four bases) and scoring without being interrupted. OBP aka On-base percentage represents some times the batter reaches a base against how many times they appear on the plate.