Baseball Basics for Brits

The Baseball Basics for Brits series is designed to help Brits bridge the knowledge gap they face when first coming to the sport.

The actual rules of the game and the events on the field can be better explained elsewhere, not least by simply watching games themselves. This series is designed to explain everything that goes on around the game, from the structure of Major League Baseball to player contracts, statistics and much more.

Each volume is written with two points in mind: what are the key things a Brit would need to know on this topic and what is the best way to explain them? The number of volumes will build up over time, eventually providing a complete overview of all the basics that a British newcomer needs to know. Current volumes, published as pdfs, can be accessed below.

Baseball Basics Logo Volume 01: The Major League Baseball season. – Updated in 2013.

Baseball Basics logo Volume 02: MLB Rosters

BBfB Logo Volume 03. Players: Development, Contracts and Transactions

BBfB Logo Volume 04. ‘The Front Office': Owners, General Managers and Field Managers

BBfB Logo Volume 05. Numbers and Statistics.

Baseball Basics Logo Volume 06. Keeping Score.

British fans may also be interested to know that a new book by Phillip Mahoney, called Baseball Explained, has just been released which aims to make the world of baseball accessible to all. Find out more details at the Baseball Explained website.