batting order

RulesMLB Umpire Manual

Lineup Cards

Rule 4.03 Each manager should write the name of each eligible player on the face of his club’s batting order card in addition to furnishing the starting lineup. However, a manager’s failure to list an eligible player does not prevent that player from entering the game, nor is such failure grounds for protest, as the…


4.03 Exchange of Lineup Cards

Unless the home Club shall have given previous notice that the game has been postponed or will be delayed in starting, the umpire, or umpires, shall enter the playing field five minutes before the hour set for the game to begin and proceed directly to home base where they shall be met by the managers…

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