The catcher for the pitcher's team waits behind the batter, and catches any ball that the batter does not hit.
The catcher uses signals to tell the pitcher where to throw the ball.
The pitcher throws, or pitches, the ball towards home plate.
The pitcher normally throws the ball close enough for the batter to hit it.
A game of baseball is played by two teams on a baseball field. First base is on the right side of the field, second base is at the top of the infield, third base is on the left side of the field, and home plate is at the back of the field, where the catcher plays. Professional and college baseball have nine innings.
In an inning, each team has one turn to bat and try to score runs worth one point.
If the teams have the same number of runs, they play more innings until one team wins.