Umpire Manual Rules

Toronto Manager Trades Out for Run, then A’s Protest Game

It isn’t often that the manager of the offensive team will argue and request a replay challenge for the purpose of adding an out to his team while they are at bat. But thanks to the age of video replay and knowledge of the force out rule, former Toronto manager John Gibbons did that on…

CATCHER’S MITT Rule 3.04

The catcher may not substitute a fielder’s glove or a first baseman’s mitt for a catcher’s mitt during the progress of the game or on any individual play. The catcher may use a catcher’s mitt with a vinyl fluorescent piece attached.

JACKETS Rule 3.03:

A pitcher may wear a jacket while a base runner. A pitcher may not wear a jacket while batting. No other player is permitted to wear a jacket while a base runner, a batter, a defensive player or a coach on the baselines. If worn, the jacket must be buttoned and is not permitted to…

MLB Umpire Manual

Reference(s) Topic Page 1. 3.03…………………………Jackets………………………………………………………………….1 2. 3.04…………………………Catcher’s Mitt ……………………………………………………….1 3. 3.04,3.05,3.06 ……………..Procedures for Measuring Fielding Gloves ………………1 4. 3.05…………………………First Baseman’s Mitt……………………………………………..1 5. 4.03…………………………Lineup Cards ………………………………………………………..2 6. 5.01(b),5.06(c)(7), 5.06(c)(7) Comment……….Ball Going Into Player’s Uniform ……………………………2 7. 5.02…………………………First Baseman Playing in Foul Territory…………………2 8. 5.04(b)(5),6.03(a)(1)……….Batter’s Position in Batter’s Box……………………………..3 9. 5.05(a) ……………………..Fly Ball Striking Top of Outfield…

MLB Umpire Manual Changes for 2019

CHANGES FOR 2019 IMPORTANT NOTES (1) The numbering of some interpretations has changed from last year’s edition due to the addition of new interpretations for 2019. (2) All Official Baseball Rule numbers in this section of the MLB Umpire Manual refer to the current (new as of 2015) Official Baseball Rule number. The following changes…

MLB UMPIRE MANUAL

CONTENTS I. On-Field Attitude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 II. Medical, Conditioning, and Rehabilitation . ….

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