Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each who take turns batting and fielding.
The offense attempts to score runs by hitting a ball thrown by the pitcher with a bat and moving counter-clockwise around a series of four bases: first, second, third, and home plate. A run is scored when a player advances around the bases and returns to home plate.
Lucas Tanner was once a professional baseball sports writer, but retired from the business following the deaths of his wife and son. He went on to become a school teacher at Harry S. Truman High School in Webster Groves, St. Louis, Missouri.