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5.04 (a) (6.01) Batting Order

5.04 (a) (6.01) Batting Order

(1)  (6.01(a)) Each player of the offensive team shall bat in the order that his name appears in his team’s batting order.

(2)  (4.04) The batting order shall be followed throughout the game unless a player is substituted for another. In that case the substitute shall take the place of the replaced player in the batting order.

(3)  (6.01(b)) The first batter in each inning after the first inning shall be the player whose name follows that of the last player who legally completed his time at bat in the preceding inning.