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Rule 1.00 — Objectives of the Game

1.01 Baseball is a game between two teams of nine players each, under direction of a manager, played on an enclosed field in accordance with these rules, under jurisdiction of one or more umpires.

1.02 The offensive team's objective is to have its batter become a runner, and its runners advance.

1.03 The defensive team’s objective is to prevent offensive players from becoming runners, and to prevent their advance around the bases.

1.04 When a batter becomes a runner and touches all bases legally he shall score one run for his team.

1.05 The objective of each team is to win by scoring more runs than the opponent.

1.06 The winner of the game shall be that team which shall have scored, in accordance with these rules, the greater number of runs at the conclusion of a regulation game.

 




OFFICIAL RULES

1.0 - Objectives of the Game

2.0 - The Playing Field

3.0 - Equipment & Uniforms

4.0 - Game Preliminaries

5.0 - Playing the Game

6.0 - Improper Play, Illegal Action

7.0 - Ending the Game

8.0 - The Umpire

Definitions of Terms

Appendix 1-5

OBR Table of Contents

INDEX to the Rules of Baseball