ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5


Baseball is a game where two teams take turns hitting and fielding. The team that is hitting will have players who try to hit the ball with a bat. On the other team, players called fielders then try to catch the ball and get the hitter out. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins. Points are scored when a player on the hitting team is able to run around four bases in a counter-clockwise direction, and get back to first base safely. The team on the field will try to get the hitter out by catching the ball before they can make it back to first base.