How Rex Hudler (as a Rookie) Once Fooled a Veteran Umpire into a HBP
Obstruction! If you don’t have the ball, get out of the way!
The Contentious Life of the Ghost Runner: Controversial Extra-Innings Rule Back for 2022
Sixty-five years ago this week, the defending World Champion New York Yankees beat the Washington Senators 2-1 on an Opening Day walk-off hit. The hero that day was third baseman Andy Carey, who came up with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth and fouled off six pitches before hitting a single to…
Orioles Jackson Upends Yankees 2B Wade Legal Slide?
2023 MLB Replay Review Pocket Card
2023 Pocket-Sized On-Field Replay Card-1
AAA Bases are Larger and Closer in 2021
In an effort to reduce injuries and add offense to the game, MLB has changed the bases in the minor leagues at AAA level. The new bases are flatter (by 1 1/2 inches) and larger (by 3 inches) than the existing bases. The baseline from home to 1B is measured from the back tip…
MLB 2023 Pitch Timer Procedures
2023 MLB Rule Changes Reference Guide
MLB 2023 Rule Change Reference Sheet
What Happens After a Runner Misses Home Plate?
What happens and what is allowed after a runner misses home plate? What is the umpires reaction when this happens? What happens if the defense does not notice? What happens if the runner represented the winning run of the game? Major League Umpire, Ted Barrett, and Chris Welsh breakdown these situations and explain this correct…
Plate Umpire Interference: Rule 6.01 (f)
A rule that seldom occurs involves plate umpire interference. There are only two umpires that can be called for interference-the second base umpire when he is positioned on the infield side in front of second base in front of the infielders and is struck by a batted ball, and the plate umpire when he impedes…