Baseball is America's pastime since it's a sport that attracts the young and old, the rich and the poor and men and women. It's now becoming more popular around the world and it is an Olympic sport. It's a game that can be played virtually anywhere, including indoors. For a stripped down game of baseball all you need is a bat and ball and you're all set, but for competitive and league play you should be outfitted with the proper baseball equipment and clothing. You don't need a lot to play the game, with bats, gloves, caps and uniforms being the only necessary items for most players. However, it's a good idea to also wear protective equipment at all times, just like the catcher does.