Baseball and softball are bat-and-ball games played between two teams. The objective is to hit the ball thrown by the pitcher and score runs by completing a circuit around four bases arranged in a diamond shape on the playing field. Baseball is typically played with a round ball and a round bat, while softball is played with a larger, softer ball and a smaller bat. Both sports have similar rules and regulations, such as three strikes resulting in an out and three outs completing an inning.
The main difference between the two sports is the size of the field, with softball played on a smaller field, and the ball used, with softball being larger and softer. Both sports require a combination of physical skills, such as hitting, running, and throwing, as well as strategy and teamwork. Baseball and softball are popular sports worldwide, with both amateur and professional leagues.