He cannot throw to teammate that is not near a base, but he does not have to throw the ball to second or third, if a teammate is not there.
If the balls goes out of play on a pickoff throw, the runner is only allowed one base.
who was first MLP pitcher to throw 90mph
The pitcher can throw to 3rd with a jump pivot , but he has to throw, he cannot jump pivot and fake a throw.
as long as you step off of the rubber you are safe to do anything you want, except throw home. It would not be a balk.
Lee Richmond of the Worcester Ruby Legs on 6/12/1880, and it was a good one - it was also the first perfect game.
No. Remember there are left handed pitchers and right handed pitchers. Almost every umpire will declare a right handed pitcher to have balked if his foot doesn't disengage from the rubber when he throws to first. A left handed pitcher simply steps and throws to first. His back foot usually never disengages from the rubber. To over simplify - a pitcher is called for a balk when the umpire judges the pitcher to have deceived the runner in some way. So, anytime a baulk is called, an umpire made a judgement call.
yes, the only base a pitcher cant fake a throw to is first
If I remember correctly, you hold A and B and throw the ball.