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Broadcaster Rules Challenge #5 – The Rules Game Show

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Definition of Terms

ADJUDGED is a judgment decision by the umpire. An APPEAL is the act of a fielder in claiming violation of the rules by the offensive team. A BALK is an illegal act by the pitcher with a runner or runners on base, entitling all runners to advance one base. A BALL is a pitch which…

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Rule 3.00 – Individual Player & Team Eligibility

3.01 Age Based with Grade Exceptions Divisions: 4U Division Players who turn 5 prior to May 1 of the current season are not eligible unless they are in Pre-Kindergarten-4. Also, any player turning 6 prior to August 1 will not be eligible. Players who are 4u are eligible for this division regardless of their grade….

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May 2023 Question and Answer

Topics: Rules Controversy

Extra Innings Rule QUESTION: Say we go to extra innings and our No.6 hitter made the last out in the bottom of the ninth. We come to bat in the bottom of the 10thinning, and we put our No. 5 hitter on base, because we know he is much faster, and we want to try…

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NFHS Rule Changes for 2020

Topics: Blog, Coach, Manager, News, NFHS, Rules Changes, Substitutions, Umpire

By Brady Hood Reading Time: 2 Minutes With each new high school baseball season umpires, coaches, and players must reacquaint themselves with the rulebook. Each year the Rules Committee at NFHS clarify, add, or remove rules to improve the game at the high school level. This coming year is no different with a major change…

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Improper Time Call by an Umpire

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The D’backs and Giants played at Oracle Park on August 17, 2022 in a game Arizona won, 3-2. In the top of the sixth, the D’backs’ Stone Garrett was facing Carlos Rodon with Josh Rojas on second base and two outs when Garrett hit a ground ball to shortstop Brandon Crawford. On the swing, plate…

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Fourth Out Appeal

Topics: Appeal

The Nats hosted the Pirates on June 29th when the Nationals had the opportunity to nullify a Pirates’ run by taking advantage of the “fourth out” appeal rule but failed to do so. With one out in the top of the fifth, the Bucs had Hoy Park on second and Jack Suwinski on third when…

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Max Scherzer Suspended for 10 Games

Topics: Ejection

Mets pitcher Max Scherzer was suspended for 10 games before he began pitching the fourth inning of the Mets-Dodgers game on April 19, 2023 in Los Angeles.  He had pitched three scoreless innings, while allowing one hit. From all accounts and reports, the ejection/suspension was caused by excessive stickiness on his hand and glove. He…

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Runner Interference Call Changed to Fielder Obstruction

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The Rays and Mariners played at T-Mobile Park on July 2, 2023. In the bottom of the third inning, the M’s had Ty France on second base and one out, when Teoscar Hernández hit a ground ball that Rays’ third baseman Isaac Paredes charged in on. France, on his way to third, collided with Paredes…

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The Dirt on MLB’s Newest Pitching Delivery Rule

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Special to Baseball Rules Academy Several MLB rule changes over the last few years were implemented because of serious injuries to players. Those rules, such as the home plate collision rule and the slide rule are commonly referred to by the famous players involved, “Buster Posey Rule” and the “Chase Utley Rule.” Now we have…

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