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The skills required to play left and right field are identical, with one exception: the configuration of the bases. A left fielder and right fielder are equally far away from second base and home plate. The right fielder is closer to first base, and the left fielder is closer to third base. For this reason, the corner outfielder with the better arm is ...


A home run is when a batted ball enables the batter to make it around the bases and touches home plate without the defense committing errors. Hitting the ball over the outfield fence is the easy way to get a homer. The harder way is to run around the bases while the fielders attempt to tag you out. We call this type of home run an "inside-the-park home run".

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