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What to Know About Trips to the Mound

Substitutions and Mound Visits  5.10 (a)-5.11 (D) (3) Substitution issues: Rule 5.10-b Comment Double-Switch: The manager must give the substitutions to the umpire before he signals. Both players must be given at the same time; A manager can do it as late as when he gets on the mound. If a manager signals before he […]

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The Batting Order

Batting Order: [Official Rule 5.04(a)] Batter Order: [Little League Rule 6.01] Setting the Order The sequence in which each batter takes his at-bat is established by the batting order. Each manager presents a lineup card to the umpire before the game that provides the sequence starting players will take in their at-bats. The lineup card […]

Insider Report

Umpires Allow a Pitching Substitution in Violation of Rule 5.10 (i)

Rule 5.10 (i) reads, “If a pitcher who is already in the game crosses the foul line on his way to take his place on the pitcher’s plate to start an inning, he shall pitch to the first batter until such batter is putout or reaches first base, unless the batter is substituted for, or […]