The next thing to keep in mind when it comes to playing baseball is if you are able to steal bases. Sure, in professional baseball, you are allowed to steal a base, but this does not mean that in the game you are currently playing that it is an option or even something you are allowed to do. Stealing is simple the method of moving from one base to the next, without there being a ball being hit. It allows the runner to advance, behind the back of the pitcher, so to speak.
Often, in younger player games, there is no stealing allowed simply because it is a difficult thing to defend against. More so, it is not always part of the rules of play, again depending on who is playing, how the game is being played and what the players of the game are allowing. Find out what rules on stealing are in place.