Balk

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Luis Castillo “No-Step Balk”

Topics: Balk, Base Awards, Pitcher, Pitcher Pick-offs
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Faking a Throw to Third and Throwing to First Base

Topics: Balk, Expert Analysis, Rules Changes

One of the recent rules changes in the past decade is that pitchers are no longer allowed to fake a throw to third base, and then turn around and try to pick off a runner on first base. Major League Umpire, Ted Barrett, and Chris Welsh breakdown these situations and explain this correct rule in…

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When a Batter Attempts to Induce a Balk

Topics: Balk, Batter's Box, Expert Analysis

It doesn’t happen often in baseball, but there have been occurrences where a batter is trying to create a balk by stepping out of the batters box while the pitcher is throwing a pitch. Major League Umpire, Ted Barrett, and Chris Welsh discuss the correct ruling on this play in a simple and easy to…

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Reds’ Pitcher Steps Off Rubber and Delivers a Pitch…Is That Legal?

Topics: Balk, Pitcher, Uncategorized
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When a Runner Attempts to Steal Home

Topics: Balk, Batter's Box, Catcher, Catcher Interference, Famous Plays, Interference, Pitcher, Runners
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What Happens After a Balk? (MLB/OBR Rules)

Topics: Balk, Base Awards, Batter Runner, Video - Pitcher
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Rich Marazzi Mailbag June 2020

Topics: Balk, Batted Ball, Obstruction, Placing Runners, Runner Interference

Q. With the minimum three batter rule scheduled to go into effect this year, if the substitute pitcher comes in the game with one out and gets the next batter to hit into a double play, he does not have to pitch the following inning. But if the manager sends him out for the next…

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Hidden Ball Trick with Ted Barrett – 2 videos

Topics: Balk, Pitcher
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Pitcher Drops Ball

Topics: Balk, Pitcher, Placing Runners, Umpire Manual Rules, Video - Pitcher
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Ball Slips From Pitcher’s Hand During Pitch to the Plate

Topics: Balk, Official Baseball Rules, Placing Runners, Rule of the Week, Video - Pitcher
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