Congratulations! Your kid is thinking about playing baseball. While trying a new sport can be a bit scary for all involved, we know once you get started, you and your child are going to love it.
Known as “America’s Pastime,” baseball can be traced back to the 19th century when amateurs played the game using homemade equipment. Since then, it’s grown into a worldwide sport with over 100 countries participating in the game. While Major League Baseball (MLB), is the most popular professional league in the United States, the game is also played at the travel, recreational, high-school, and college-levels.
Baseball is a different experience for many—new gear, new rules, new teammates—so it’s helpful to understand some of the fundamentals before fully investing in all-new equipment. This guide has all the information you and your child need to start playing this classic, all-American sport.