In T-Ball, there is usually no pitcher; except perhaps for defensive purposes. The ball is placed on an adjustable tee atop the home plate at a suitable height for the batter to strike. (In some clubs, adult coaches give the batter an opportunity to try and hit a few pitched balls before going to the tee in the hope that this will further develop batting skills.) Most of the other rules are similar or identical to those of baseball, though the game is played on a smaller field.
Boys must turn 4 years old before April 30 and girls December 31 to participate.
In T-Ball, there is usually no pitcher; except perhaps for defensive purposes.