May 14, 2022

Faking a Throw to Third and Throwing to First Base

The rule change of faking to third base then throwing to first base for a pitcher

Faking a Throw to Third and Throwing to First Base

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 a simple and easy to follow video.

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