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Baseball, often referred to as "America's Pastime," is a sport that has transcended borders and has started to gain popularity in diverse regions worldwide, including Nepal. Its fundamentals are a mix of strategy, skill, and endurance, creating a unique blend of intense competition and camaraderie that can appeal to a wide array of individuals. The game is played between two teams, each composed of nine players. It's conducted in a specially designed diamond-shaped field, with four bases - home, first, second, and third - forming its vertices. The teams alternate between offensive (batting) and defensive (fielding) roles in periods known as innings. At the heart of baseball is the duel between the pitcher, who throws the ball from the mound in the middle of the field, and the batter, who tries to hit the ball into the field of play. If successful, the batter becomes a runner and aims to reach as many bases as possible, eventually returning to the home base to score a run. In Nepal, the growth of baseball has been facilitated by sports organizations, schools, and local communities that see the game's potential for fostering teamwork, strategy, and discipline. In spite of geographical and infrastructural challenges, the Nepalese have shown enthusiasm and determination to learn and grow in this sport. While baseball equipment may be harder to come by, improvisation and adaptation have been key in promoting the sport. Local versions of the game may use bamboo as bats and improvised balls, bringing the game closer to the people. The country's participation in international baseball events has also sparked a national interest. Nepalese players, with their spirit and dedication, have shown promise on the international stage, highlighting the country's sporting potential. As baseball in Nepal continues to grow, it is enriching the country's sports culture and providing new opportunities for aspiring athletes. Indeed, the national fascination with cricket - another bat-and-ball game - could make the adoption of baseball in Nepal a natural progression.