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Hamels Incorrectly Called for Balk (2015)

It appears that the umpires, broadcasters and opposing manager all dropped the ball regarding an appeal play situation that occurred in the top of the fifth inning of the Astros-Rangers game played on September 14, 2015. Here is what happened. Jake Marisnick doubled with one out. While rounding first base, he stumbled, touching the base […]

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Pitcher Throws to First Baseman who is not Covering the Base

Throwing to the first baseman when the first baseman is not in the vicinity of the base creates a balk when there is no obvious intent on the part of the first baseman to retire the runner. For example, let’s say the first baseman is positioned several feet behind or in front of the base […]

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Pitcher Throws to First Baseman not Covering the Base

Throwing to the first baseman when the first baseman is not in the vicinity of the base creates a balk when there is no obvious intent on the part of the first baseman to retire the runner. For example, let’s say the first baseman is positioned several feet behind or in front of the base […]