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Official Rules of Major League Baseball

9.15 Strikeouts

9.15 Strikeouts A strikeout is a statistic credited to a pitcher and charged to a batter when the umpire calls three strikes on a batter, as set forth in this Rule 9.15 (Rule 10.15). (a)  The official scorer shall score a strikeout whenever a batter: (1)  is put out by a third strike caught by […]