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Rule 7.02(c): The Comment to Official Baseball Rule 7.02(c) states that if immediately prior to a game becoming suspended, a substitute pitcher has been put into the game but has not retired the side or pitched until the batter has been put out or has become a base runner, when the game is resumed such…

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Rule 7.02(c): In a suspended game, the plate umpire must make notation on the lineup cards of the exact situation the moment play was suspended. Included should be the following information: Inning; score; outs; runners on base (by name); batter; count on the batter; defensive player due to bat first the next inning; number of…

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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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