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Official Rules of Major League Baseball

Conduct and Responsibilities of Umpires

STANDARDS FOR REMOVAL FROM THE GAME MLB Umpires are entrusted with the authority to remove any participant from a game. This responsibility should never be taken lightly. Major League Baseball recognizes that every situation is unique and that umpire discretion is essential to proper rule enforcement. While there are unique and extraordinary circumstances, players and […]

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Live Ball Carried into the Dugout by Player on Offensive Bench

The Brewers and D’backs played in Arizona on August 5, 2016 when the Brewers’ Orlando Arcia collected his first major league hit. After he singled to right field in the fourth inning off Braden Shipley knocking in Hernan Perez, D’backs second baseman Jean Segura fielded the throw to the infield. He then good-naturedly tossed it toward […]

Official Rules of Major League Baseball

8.01 Umpire Qualifications and Authority

8.01 Umpire Qualifications and Authority (a)  The League President shall appoint one or more umpires to officiate at each league championship game. The umpires shall be responsible for the conduct of the game in accordance with these official rules and for maintaining discipline and order on the playing field during the game. (b)  Each umpire […]