You are obviously not familiar with the game of Baseball, so let me try and explain. The baseball bat is held both, and gripped similarly to the way you would grip an axe or shovel. The pitcher then pitches the ball, and the batter swings the bat in an attempt to strike the ball and put it into play.
In the simplest terms, striking is hitting the ball.
There are 3 ways of swinging a cricket ball while bowling. They are:In-swingOut-swingReverse Swing
If the batter is hit in the arm while swinging and he misses the ball the call is a strike.
it is the striking batsman who ran
The batter swinging the bat.
Striking the ball with the foot.
No, but swinging the bat is a lever.
In field hockey, the hit is a method of striking the ball hard using a swinging motion of the stick, and is often used when pure power is desired, such as for shots on goal, free hits or driving the ball downfield. In ice hockey, the hit is the event of using the body to charge another player, striking their body with your own, and is used to remove them from controlling the puck.
If the batter was swinging it is a strike...if the batter was not swinging, then they are deemed to have been "hit by pitch" and are awarded first base.
the purpose is to change the ball's speed
striking a stationary ball