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Pitcher Must Notify Umpires to use Full Windup with Runners on Base

The Cubs hosted the Reds at Wrigley Field, September 17, 2019. With Sonny Gray on the mound, the bottom of the second inning began with a walk to Victor Caratini. Gray, pitching from the stretch position, retired the next two batters. Then, on his first pitch to Yu Darvish, Gray went to his full windup […]


9 Rules Questions Answered Here

1. Infield Fly Rule situation. The bases are loaded and one out when the batter hits a pop fly near first base in fair territory. The umpires invoke the IFR. The runner on first base, who is several feet off the bag, is tracking the fly ball instead of locating the first baseman who is […]


11 Rules Questions that Need Answering Now

If a manager wants to challenge multiple situations in the same play, what is the proper way to have the field umpires communicate this to the Command Center?   The manager should tell the field umpires the situations he wants challenged. It should be done in layers at the same time. Does a tag attempt […]

Insider Report


In recent years, several pitchers have gone to a modified set/windup position by positioning their pivot foot on the rubber and their free foot in front of the rubber. This can be especially confusing to the runner. Because of this, MLB invoked the following rule revision for the 2017 season. SET VS. WINDUP POSITION Rule […]


Rule of the Week: The Best Quick Pitch Advice for Coaches and Players

What does a quick pitch look like? Watch the video! This week’s official baseball rule is all about the quick pitch. If the pitcher throws the ball on purpose to surprise the batter, it is a quick pitch. In the set position, according to Rule 5.07(a)(2), the pitcher must pause after the stretch, holding the […]

Academy Courses

Windup Position

The Windup Position: [Official Rule 5.07(a)(1)] The delivery from the windup position is typically used when no runners are on base or when there is no threat of a stolen base. It is a slow and deliberate movement that is considered by many coaches to allow the pitcher the maximum power in delivering a pitch […]

Official Rules of Little League-Level Baseball

8.01 Legal Pitching Delivery

There are two legal pitching positions, the Windup Position and the Set Position, and either position may be used at any time. Pitchers shall take signs from the catcher while standing on the pitcher’s plate. Pitchers may disengage the pitcher’s plate after taking their signs but may not step quickly onto the pitcher’s plate and […]

Academy Courses

Pitching Positions

There are two legal pitching positions that can be used by a pitcher during a game – the windup position and the set position. The pitcher must take signs from the catcher in either position and he must be in contact with the pitching rubber.

Official Rules of Little League-Level Baseball

6.02 Batter’s Box

(a) The batter shall take a position in the batter’s box promptly when it is said batter’s time at bat. (b) The batter shall not leave that position in the batter’s box after the pitcher comes to Set Position, or starts a windup. PENALTY: If the pitcher pitches, the umpire shall call “Ball” or “Strike” […]