Baseball by the Numbers

Hello children! I am getting ready to head on over to the ball field at the Sportsational training facility to toss around the baseball with Spike, Striker and Pride.

 

I love to play and practice baseball because it is a fun and healthy way to spend time with friends and family. Baseball can also be educational as well.

 

You can use baseball or any other sport to help you learn all kinds of helpful tools for everyday life. A great example of this is using baseball to practice counting.

 

Lets all think up a picture of a baseball field or as I like to call it a baseball diamond, because of its shape. There are four bases that go around a baseball diamond. You have first base, second base, third base and home plate.

 

Now, let’s count each base around the diamond. Count with me. First base is one, second base is two, third base is three and home plate is four. This gives us one, two, three, four bases.

 

Terrific job kids! Let’s do one more counting lesson before I head off to the ball field with my friends.

 

In baseball a game is broken up into sections called innings. During every inning each team gets to bat once and play in the field once. Most baseball games have nine innings.

 

Now that we know how many innings there are let’s count all the numbers that help us reach the nine innings in a baseball game.

 

Count with me gang. One inning, two innings, three innings, four innings, five innings, six innings, seven innings, eight innings, nine innings. There are nine innings in a baseball game! Fantastic!

 

These were just a couple of examples of how you can learn while playing baseball or any other sport.

 

Well, it is time for me to meet my pals over at the baseball diamond. Remember to keep your eyes and ears open for opportunities to learn…..they are everywhere!

 

Always exercise your body and your brain,

 

Homer

 

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