Academy Courses

Infractions That Result in a Ball Called on the Batter With no Runners on Base

  • Quick pitch or illegal pitch
  • Tampering with the baseball and the play that ensued is not accepted by the offensive team
  • Violating the hand-to-mouth rule. If a pitcher goes to his mouth while in contact with the rubber, or if he goes to his mouth and does not wipe his fingers, a ball is called on the batter.
  • Delaying the game. In the opinion of the umpire, if the pitcher intentionally delays the game, the penalty is a ball called on the batter.