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A balk can only be called when the ball is live. If a batter has been awarded time out, then play has stopped, and a balk is impossible. It's safer for the pitcher to complete the pitch, just in case the batter isn't awarded time out.

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Q: Can a balk be called if a pitcher stops his throw due to a batter awarded time out?
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