Rules 5.07(a)(1), 5.07(a)(2): The comment to Official Baseball Rule 5.07(a)(2) states, in part, that, “With a runner or runners on base, a pitcher will be presumed to be pitching from the Set Position if he stands with his pivot foot in contact with and parallel to the pitcher’s plate, and his other foot in front…


Rule 5.07(a)(1): Pitchers assume the windup position in one of three ways: (1) Facing the batter, hands together, pivot foot in contact with the rubber, other foot free. This is the “traditional” windup position. From this position (hands together), any natural movement associated with his delivery of the ball to the batter commits the pitcher…

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